Foundation Plugin

Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:54 pm

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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby pbacot » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:42 pm

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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:32 am

Version 1.1.6 - 07.10.2018
- Updated the licensing and registration system, added a license tab to the global settings.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:27 am

Version 1.1.6b - 07.18.2018
- Fixed a bug in the updated registration system.

This is a critical update, the recently release version 1.1.6 will not allow the registration of the serial number.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby juju » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:53 pm

medeek wrote:Version 1.1.6b - 07.18.2018
- Fixed a bug in the updated registration system.

This is a critical update, the recently release version 1.1.6 will not allow the registration of the serial number.


Are you sure? I didn't seem to have any trouble with it when I updated on 10 July 2018? Although I have not used it since. New version / upgrade will have to wait until, well whenever, access expired on 17 July 2018! Oh well...
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:59 pm

If you have previously entered your serial number you will probably not have this issue however the bug is still there and if you ever change or replace your serial number you will probably encounter this issue.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:24 pm

Version 1.1.7 - 10.15.2018
- Name of plugin changed to "Medeek Foundation".
- Updated the licensing system to include a 30 day limit of the trial version.
- Updates to the HTML pages of the global settings.

I haven't spent much time on the foundation plugin in the last year and a half and it is beginning to show.

I have however determined that I can now devise an algorithm for step down foundation stem walls. A big shout out to Christina Eneroth whose excellent coding and generosity will make this feature possible in the near future.

Making the step down feature fully parametric may be a bit more of a challenge. I will need to give this some serious thought.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:00 pm

Todo list for the foundation plugin:

- Parametrics (things get a little tricky for complex footprints [non-rectangular slabs and stemwalls], this will take some thought)

- Window and Door openings in foundation walls.

- Ability to cut holes into slabs

- Isolated Post/Footing Module

- Blockouts in stem walls for doors/garage doors

- Floor drains in slabs.

- Switching to all HTML menus with tooltips/thumbnails

- Custom materials (similar to the truss and wall plugins)

- Step down foundation stem walls for sloping sites (fully parametric, this will also be a challenge).

- Adding more defaults into the global settings.

- Raft and Waffle foundations.

- The current method of inserting (one) strip footing is very limiting. This whole methodology needs to be reworked into something which allows any number of strip footings.

Let me know if I am missing something on this list.

The potential complexity of this plugin could easily rival the wall and truss plugins the more I think about it, again lots to do and never enough time to accomplish it all. Sometimes I think my ideas are much too big for my capacity.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:31 am

I've been giving this plugin some more thought now that I well versed with making my other plugins parametric.

The one area that is intriguing to me right now is the ability to make a complex outline parametric.

My concept or idea on how to make this work would be to have a context menu item which allows the user to right click on the foundation (ie. slab-on-grade) and choose to edit "foundation outline". A html menu would open up with the option to cancel or save changes.

The points that define the foundation outline are actually stored in the attribute library. The tool would create a temporary group and then create a temporary outline (edges) within that group, while greying out the rest of the model.

The user could then modify, delete or create any edges (lines) they like, so long as the edges (points) form a complete, closed loop. (When the user clicks save the plugin would first do some error checking to make sure that the updated outline forms a valid loop.)

Once the user is done editing they can click the save button and the new points are saved into the attribute library, the temp group and its contents is deleted. The user is returned back to the root of model and the foundation is regenerated.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:36 pm

Version 1.1.8 - 12.21.2018
- Enabled temporary (construction) dimensions for all foundation types.
- Added a section in the General tab of the global settings for configuring construction dimensions.
- Licensee name now appears in the License tab of the Global Settings when plugin is registered.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:48 am

Version 1.1.8b - 12.28.2018
- Fixed bug in the registration/licensing module.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:19 am

Callouts (label, area, volume) are now working for the Slab-on-Grade foundation type (rectangle, polygon and face):



Now I just need to add the stats table into the attributes and then we can also bring this data into the Medeek Estimator module.

I think it would also be useful to quantify the rebar and provide the size (dia.) and total lineal feet for each size used. For the wires mesh I'm assuming that number would be a sqft (area) but I'm not sure whether to provide the area which includes my (inside) offset or just the total area of the slab itself.

Anchor bolts are easy (size and qty.)

All also have the FPSF option which includes foam around the perimeter of the foundation. I'm assuming this number would probably be the thickness and sqft (area)?

Note that the area dimension is the total area of the slab per its outer perimeter, so a garage curb will not change this number.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby juju » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:59 am

Will this info be available in the native SU Entity Info as well? This will make it available for the native SU / LO labelling functonality.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:20 am

juju wrote:Will this info be available in the native SU Entity Info as well? This will make it available for the native SU / LO labelling functonality.


The data is currently stored in an attribute library of the main group. How do I make it available in the SU Entity Info?
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:09 am

Version 1.1.9 - 01.03.2019
- Foundation and Footing labels option added to the General tab of the Global Settings.
- Foundation and Footing label prefixes can be customized in the General tab of the Global Settings.
- Foundation labels enabled for slab-on-grade foundations.
- When construction callouts are enabled the overall area and volume (concrete) of the foundation is displayed beneath foundation label (currently only slab-on-grade foundation assemblies have this feature available).
- Added customizable colors for lumber, PT Lumber and labels within the Materials tab of the Global Settings.
- Added additional layers for dimensions, annotations, 2d geometry, building code and engineering.

The customizable colors for the lumber (PT) will not take affect until I update the stemwall module. Currently the color of the lumber is still hard coded into this module.

I am also working on an update to the Medeek Estimator which will then allow the user to quantify foundations as well as roof and wall assemblies.

So far I have the concrete, rebar, and anchor bolts queued up for analysis in the estimator module. I will need to still work on adding in the insulation (foam) for the FPSF option. The first foundation type that will be made available in the estimator is the slab-on-grade. Once I am satisfied with the integration between the two plugins I will continue to flesh out the rest of the foundation types.

The bigger issue right now is the lack of parametrics for this plugin. With the addition of the attribute library I am one step closer to making this happen. There is really nothing special that needs to happen it is just a matter of pulling together the HTML menus and other tedious tasks within the Ruby code.

I apologize that it has taken this long to begin to address the parametrics issue. As can be seen in the changelog I had a burst of activity in 2017 and then only recently began to slowly process other updates.

http://design.medeek.com/resources/foun ... gelog.html

Most of my time has been spent on the other two plugins but it is my goal this year to bring this plugin up to par with the other two.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:27 am

Version 1.2.0 - 01.06.2019
- License expiration date now appears in the License tab of the Global Settings when plugin is registered.

Estimating data for slab-on-grade foundations is now available with Version 0.9.9w of the Wall plugin.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:15 pm

Version 1.2.1 - 01.20.2019
- Fixed a bug in the license and registration module.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:35 am

Version 1.2.2 - 02.25.2019
- Fixed a bug in the display of the toolbars (Mac and Windows).
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:34 am

Version 1.2.3 - 03.15.2019
- Updated toolbar icons to be compatible with 4k (UHD) resolution monitors.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:22 am

First look at the new edit menu for slab on grade foundations:

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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:41 am

Version 1.2.4 - 06.26.2019
- Enabled the "Edit SOG Assembly" function/menu for rectangular slab-on-grade foundations.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:09 pm

Version 1.2.4b - 06.27.2019
- Corrected the code for raising and logging exceptions.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:25 am

Version 1.2.5 - 06.29.2019
- Enabled the "Edit SOG Assembly" function/menu for polygon slab-on-grade foundations.
- Enabled the "Edit SOG Outline" function for polygon slab-on-grade foundations.

The ability to edit the outline of polygon shaped foundation is fairly important not only for this plugin but also for the complex roof module of the Truss plugin. I will be moving back to the Truss plugin this next week to continue my work on the complex roof module.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:41 pm

Tutorial 2: Editing Slab-on-Grade Foundations

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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:28 pm

Version 1.2.5b - 07.01.2019
- Enabled the "Edit Slab Assembly" function/menu for rectangular slab foundations.
- Enabled the "Edit Slab Assembly" function/menu for polygon slab foundations.
- Enabled the "Edit Slab Outline" function for polygon slab foundations.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:09 am

Version 1.2.6 - 07.03.2019
- Enabled the "Edit Stemwall Assembly" function/menu for rectangular stemwall foundations.
- Enabled the "Edit Stemwall Assembly" function/menu for polygon stemwall foundations.
- Enabled the "Edit Stemwall Outline" function for polygon stemwall foundations.



All of the current features of the foundation plugin are now fully parametric. However, I do need to introduce a new system for handling stepped foundations and internal strip footings for both slab-on-grade and stemwall foundations.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:46 pm

The absence of a interior footing module for the slab-on-grade type foundation is very frustrating for me and I am sure for a lot of other users as well.

With that being said I've decided to put my thinking cap on again and give this issue some further thought. Based on what I have so far for foundations and looking at some other foundation examples I think the following parameters should be sufficient to fully define an interior (thickened slab footing):

Basic Options:

Footing Width
Footing Depth
Slope Angle
Slope Start: Yes/No
Slope End: Yes/No
Vertical Drop: default is zero
Reinforcement: Yes/No
Anchor Bolts: Yes/No

Reinf. Options:

Ftg. Bar Dia:
Ftg. Bar Qty: 1,2,3,4,6

Anchor Bolt Options:

Anchor Bolt Length: 10,12,14 (in.)
Anchor Bolt Dia.: 1/2 or 5/8"
Washer 2X2, 3X3
Bolt O/C Spacing
Sill Plate Thickness:
End Distance:

The vertical drop option is the 6" dimension in the image below:



The interior footing module will be quite similar to the window and door module in the Wall plugin. It will allow the user to add, delete, move or edit any interior footing within the SOG. Unlike the current system (only one interior footing possible), the user will be able to create as many footing as they like, criss-crossing the slab in any direction at any angle. Once this feature is in place the slab-on-grade foundation will be much more versatile and hopefully much more capable of modeling real life (complex) foundations.

Please let me know if there are any other parameters or options that I might be missing from this list.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:50 pm

First look at the interior footing toolbar:



This toolbar will allow the user to add, delete, edit or modify interior footings within stemwall, slab-on-grade or slab foundations.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:22 am

I will also be adding in a toolbar for working with brick ledges on slab-on-grade and stemwall foundations.



This will enable the user to add a brick ledge to any edge of a foundation, and also edit or delete the brick ledges. Currently brick ledges are only available with stemwall foundations and if enabled applies the brick ledge to the entire foundation outline.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:26 am

Version 1.2.7 - 07.05.2019
- Added the Interior Footings toolbar and icons.
- Added the Brick Ledges toolbar and icons.
- Enabled a resync function in the License tab of the Global Settings for license renewals.

Within the License tab if you click on the license exp. date the plugin will then resync with the server and update your license exp. date accordingly. This is a resolution to the issue some users have recently had when renewing their license.

Previously the user had to remove their serial number and then re-enter it in order for the plugin to update itself with the new license expiration date.
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