Foundation Plugin

Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby juju » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:30 am

I have not used this extension in a while (and not on any modeling thus), updated again (as I always do when new versions come along) today from the Medeek site, version 1.0.8.

Strange, I can't seem to get any of the functions to work. The "slab" and "slab on grade" functions are probably the main reasons I got this extension and dev is standing still on "slab", licence update/renewal due within a few months, not a killer amount though but I was hoping these functions would receive some love.

Another long time problem is under settings, the "trial version" indication does not go away even when I enter my licence information.

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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:59 pm

What is the error you are getting in the Ruby console? Please also send me your OS and SU version.

I will get to work on the slab tool next. I've been concentrating on the Truss and Wall Plugins and just got back to this one after a hiatus.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby juju » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:39 pm

medeek wrote:What is the error you are getting in the Ruby console? Please also send me your OS and SU version.

I will get to work on the slab tool next. I've been concentrating on the Truss and Wall Plugins and just got back to this one after a hiatus.

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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby facer » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:10 am

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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:38 am

Also be sure to let me know if you are using a metric or imperial template.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:45 am

I think I've fixed the bug, download version 1.0.8 again and reinstall, the previous version is broken.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby facer » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:47 am

Medeek Foundation Plugin - v 1.0.8 Mar 25, 2017 11:45 am

Working Okay!
Thank you for your effort.

01 SketchUp Version (Skp 2016)

02 Operating System (W10 32 bit)

03 Using a metric template?
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:39 am

Version 1.0.8 - 03.23.2017
- Added crawlspace vent option to stemwall foundations.
- Added a "Materials" tab within the global settings; Auto material assigment (colors and textures) is now an option.
- Enabled materials for all foundation types.
- Added a joist pocket option for stemwall foundations.



I've been putting off the joist pocket feature for a while but figured I could spend my Friday night and knock it out. I doubt it will get much use except for certain builders in the State of Oregon.

The options for the joist pocket option are:

1.) Pocket Width
2.) Pocket Height
3.) Pocket Depth (into the stemwall)
4.) Pocket Spacing (default is 16" o/c, but can be set to any value)

If you use joist pockets with either the brick ledge feature or the crawlspace vents you need to realize that the geometry must be such that the various item don't clash. For example the stemwall must be thick enough for a brick ledge and the typical 2.25" depth of the joist pocket.

With vents and pocket joists there must be enough vertical clearance between the two otherwise the header will be too thin for the overlying floor joist. One solution to this problem is to have the vents only on the front and back walls while the joist pockets are on the left and right walls.

The number of options and inputs is now a bit mind boggling and the code is also at a new level of complexity. Taking all of this to a polygon shaped foundation will be a challenge but that is where it needs to go next.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:34 am

Version 1.0.9 - 03.25.2017
- Added slab foundation type (rectangular outline only).
- Enabled full and partial width interior thickened slab footings.



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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... /Basement1
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:20 am

The push/pull feature of SketchUp makes things like popping holes and creating extrusions really easy. The garage door shown below is a good example of this. I've boxed out a section in the stemwall for the door and also extruded a piece of the slab out over top of the stemwall.



The problem arises when the top rebar runs through the door opening. Basically I need to create an opening tool that will remove the rebar as well as the concrete. A virtual concrete saw cutting tool, too bad the boolean operations are not standard with SketchUp Make, this would make my life easier.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:34 am

Finally got some time to work on the polygon tool in the foundation plugin, starting with the easy one which is the basic slab.

I've got it working for the concrete but the problem is the slab rebar or mesh, see image below:



The only way I can see to create the rebar is to use the solid boolean tools (ie. Subtract), however that is only available in the Pro version of SketchUp so the polygon tool would really only be useful or workable in the Pro version of SketchUp. Unfortunately, I don't have enough extra cash at my disposal to even purchase the pro version so I am now at a standstill on this since I can't test or debug it further.

You can literally draw any shape you like but the rebar is configured to always align (parallel) with the edge created by the first and second points.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:49 am

Note that the polygon tool does not create interior holes, there will be a separate tool just for that, similar to my trim and extend tools.

With the rebar in stemwalls, interior footings and edge footings the issue shown above is not a problem, it is just the slab reinforcement that has me stumped at the moment.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:55 pm



As can be seen in this polygon shape the rebar could be potentially cut in multiple places. The subtraction method makes the most sense but since I don't have that luxury I am working on a different algorithm for putting the rebar only within the concrete and so that it has at least 3" of ground clearance on the sides.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby facer » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:01 am

Go Medeek!

You are teasing us with these progressive screen shots of
the evolving "polygon" feature. :) :) :)
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:49 pm

Haven't figured out the best way to deal with the slab reinforcement yet but I've moved on to start putting together the polygon tool for the Slab-on-Grade. Since the offset line tool is not exposed in the API I've decided to try and use TIG's SmartOffset plugin as a starting point. Unlike the rectangle tool I probably won't have a bend radius on the footing bars, at least not initially. At some point I would like to figure out a plugin or some code that will automatically apply a radius or fillet to two lines/edges, I'm surprised that this functionality is not already built into SketchUp.

The way I will create the SOG is extrude the slab and then use the follow me tool for the footing, then union the two solids together, fairly simple. Any shape or size of SOG will be possible. The basic input (Non-Graphical User Interface) will only allow the entry of one internal footing however I am planning on implementing a Webdialog GUI that will allow the user to create as many interior footings as required and also allow them to even cross each other in grid patterns (ie. X-dir and Y-dir). Things are going to get interesting with this plugin.

The GUI will allow the user to better preview the location and start and end points of the interior footing(s) which will make the entire process much more intuitive and easier to use.

Anchor bolts along the perimeter of the SOG will also be implemented. Hoping to have all of this done by the end of the week, and as time allows. I may have to simply disable the slab mesh/rebar until I can figure out a way to trim it without forcing the user to SketchUp Pro.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:03 am

The slab on grade concrete is working great, that was easy. Now I just need to work on the rebar in the perimeter footing and the anchor bolts as well as the optional garage curb.

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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:39 am

Any shape is possible even a circular shape by selecting points along an arc. Now I really need to get the wall plugin going with the same polygon tool that is smart enough to handle typical 90 deg. corners and non-orthogonal corners.



Curved walls and roofs though are still a bit of stretch, but I can see we need to eventually go that direction as well to make everything complete.

View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... undation-2
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby nujak66 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:36 am

Looking great Nathaniel! You are doing such great work with all of your plugins.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:28 am

The polygon tool for the slab-on-grade foundations is nearing completion. I've got the concrete, perimeter rebar, internal footings and even anchor bolts all working.



The only item still pending is the slab reinforcement (mesh/bar). I've been contemplating devising my own boolean subtraction tool.

I've even managed to create a fillet tool based on TIG's 2D tools that properly applies the correct bend radius to the perimeter rebar.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby juju » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:55 am

Please make it so the reinforcing and anchor bolts need to be toggled on/off separately.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:31 pm

This is already the case. Anchor bolts, perimeter rebar and slab rebar/mesh are all independent of each other.

The garage curb is also working well.

I still need to do further testing with the metric templates.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:46 am

I think I've got the slab reinforcement working now. I haven't tested it enough to determine if its really robust enough to release another update but I'll keep testing.



I owe Sdmitch big time for this one. I've integrated his rebar trim function into the plugin to create a new module that trims the slab rebar or mesh. I am still trying to figure out exactly how the magic is done but most of it is over my head.

View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... undation-4

A mesh reinforced slab though can get quite heavy with the polygon count so it may only have limited usefulness.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:59 pm

I've tested it some more this morning and so far I have been unable to break it, :).

In the next couple of days I will update the slab feature on par with the slab on grade feature so that polygon shaped foundations are 100%.

Then I will turn my attention to the stemwall foundation and fully implement the polygon layout tool in that as well. I now have all the widgets in my toolbelt to make this happen.

Once I get those updates done I will release the updated version.

At that point I may raise the price to $15.00, since I will now have added more functionality.

The ability to trim rebar is a much bigger prize than just rebar. This will now allow me to do the same thing for floor joists (polygon layout) in the truss plugin.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby pbacot » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:09 pm

Wonderful work! For my current uses, which is not a full house modeling, the foundation tool is probably the best because I do like to model at least the basics of a foundation for my exterior house models, and often find this is often the most helpful part to study in 3d.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:24 pm

I haven't fully compiled a TODO List for this plugin yet but there are still a number of items that need to be addressed.

- A hole cutting tool that removes the concrete and the rebar and any anchor bolts in the way.
- Square and Rectangular Footings for point loads
- Strip Footings
- A line tool for the stemwall module
- Retaining Walls with Engineering
- Ability to step foundation walls
- Webdialog input for SOG and Stemwall so that interior footings can be configured with ease.

Let me know if there is anything you would like to add to this list.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:39 pm

Version 1.1.0 - 04.14.2017
- Added polygon outline tool for slab-on-grade and slab.
- Enabled perimeter rebar, anchor bolts, and slab reinforcement for (polygon) slab-on-grade foundations.
- Enabled slab reinforcement for (polygon) slabs.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby facer » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:45 pm

Medeek,

Thank you for the Foundation Plugin update "Easter Egg", enjoy your Easter break :)
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:52 am

Version 1.1.1 - 04.23.2017
- Added polygon outline tool for stemwall foundation.
- Enabled perimeter rebar, anchor bolts, vents, and internal footings for (polygon) stemwall foundations.





View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... on-POLYGON

The next improvement would be a web_dialog input so that more than one internal footing can be specified at a time.
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:48 am

Using the rectangular floor primitives I was able to manually create the floor on the previous foundation in about 30 minutes:



If I create the polygon floor tool I will be able to accomplish the same thing in under 10 seconds. The polygon floor tool in the truss plugin is next...
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Re: Foundation Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:56 pm

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Polygon stemwall foundation with post and beam interior supports.

Note that the smaller segments of the interior footing assemblies were created by copying the larger assembly and then trimming it to size with the Trim tool in the truss plugin.
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