Medeek Wall Plugin

Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue May 12, 2020 10:08 am

Version 1.4.1 - 05.12.2020
- Enabled a tapered wrap for a free standing columns.
- Added a HardiPlank Colonial (Rough Sawn) built-in material into the material library.



Two new parameters: Taper and Taper Offset

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed May 13, 2020 7:42 am

Version 1.4.1b - 05.13.2020
- Added a "Style2" hardware option (Lever & Lock) to the garage door module.



This additional hardware option added per customer request.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu May 14, 2020 7:52 am

Version 1.4.2 - 05.14.2020
- Added a layer for posts to the advanced layer options (Layer tab of the global settings).
- Added a layer for blocking to the advanced layer options (Layer tab of the global settings).

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri May 15, 2020 2:29 am

First look at the blocking toolbar:

wall_blocking_su_menu_active.jpg


I will also be removing the Fixtures toolbar from the Wall plugin, this toolbar will become part of the upcoming Medeek Interior plugin.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri May 15, 2020 10:10 am

My intent is to have the blocking tool place the blocks within the wall panel assembly/group. However would there be a case where the user would want to create the blocks as stand alone entities outside of any wall, roof or floor assembly?
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby juju » Fri May 15, 2020 12:18 pm

medeek wrote:My intent is to have the blocking tool place the blocks within the wall panel assembly/group. However would there be a case where the user would want to create the blocks as stand alone entities outside of any wall, roof or floor assembly?

Probably only if you're adding an additional low level wall with some ledge or similar, which wouldn't normally form part of the usual wall.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun May 17, 2020 4:10 pm

Version 1.4.3 - 05.17.2020
- Added a blocking tool/module for inserting custom blocks into Medeek walls, roofs, floors or generic groups.
- Added the Blocking toolbar and icons.
- Removed the Fixtures toolbar and icons.



Note, that the blocking is automatically retained within the wall, roof or floor assembly after a regen or edit of the primary assembly.

After selecting the first point one can toggle the positioning of the blocking with the "Ctrl" key. There are nine possible positions the block can be inserted at.

The blocking is placed on the framing layer unless the advanced layers are turned on, in which it is placed on a specific blocking layer.

I will be releasing a tutorial video shortly on this new tool.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun May 17, 2020 4:26 pm

After putting this new tool through its paces for a few more minutes it immediately jumps out at me that it would be really nice to have a hot key for toggling the rotation (zero or ninety). For other custom rotations the user can simply key in the desire rotation in the menu.

What key should I use to toggle the rotation? I’m already using the Ctrl key to toggle placement location.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby TIG » Sun May 17, 2020 7:32 pm

TAB ?
But remember that you need to spot it using onKeyUp, because onKeyDown with TAB fails on MACs...
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon May 18, 2020 7:03 am

Version 1.4.3b - 05.17.2020
- Added the "Shift" hotkey to the blocking draw tool in order to toggle the block rotation between zero and ninety degrees.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed May 20, 2020 5:10 pm

Tutorial 12 - Blocking (12:42 min.)

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun May 24, 2020 11:27 pm

Version 1.4.4 - 05.24.2020
- Added I-Joist blocks to the the blocking module: TJI, BCI, LPI, Red-I, PKI.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri May 29, 2020 5:10 pm

Version 1.4.5 - 05.29.2020
- Fixed a number of minor issues with the ladder blocking option for tee intersections.
- Tee intersection blocking is now assigned to the blocking layer if the advanced layer option is turned on.

If you are using ladder blocking for your tee intersections then I consider this to be a critical update.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby pbacot » Fri May 29, 2020 8:38 pm

I'd love to know how you organize your work. There must be some times when you circle back to fix stuff but it sure seems like you take on a task and work at it very efficiently until done! Good job all around!
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri May 29, 2020 9:18 pm

pbacot wrote:I'd love to know how you organize your work. There must be some times when you circle back to fix stuff but it sure seems like you take on a task and work at it very efficiently until done! Good job all around!


With coding its fairly simple, you decide on a task or project and then you do your best to complete it in one go. The problem with jumping around between tasks is that a lot of what I do requires some very deep levels of concentration, some of the code can get very complex and it is hard to really understand it unless you are completely absorbed and focused.

In fact, some of it is so complex (even though I do my best to document it liberally) that after leaving that piece of code for couple of months it is hard to come back to it and understand what exactly I did. In some cases it requires me to essentially re-learn portions of my code. That is the reason why once I get started on a module I pound on it hard for a few days. It is very inefficient to have to come back to partially finished code and essentially restart (sometimes it's unavoidable).

What I choose to work on is largely dictated by the users of the plugins. Currently bug fixes are taking priority, however once I start on a major upgrade I usually cease to work on any bug fixes until that module or upgrade is complete. Even after I move on to another project if an additional feature becomes necessary or is requested for a recently completed module I will usually immediately return to that chunk of code and implement that feature. Again, the reason for this is because the code is still fresh in my mind so it is the path of least resistance.

As they say the squeaky wheel gets the grease. If I get enough requests for a specific feature and it appears to make sense within the scope of the plugin(s) then I will usually push that item to the top of the list and do my best to complete it as soon as possible.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby pbacot » Fri May 29, 2020 11:41 pm

Thank you! Nice explanation!
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat May 30, 2020 10:04 pm

Version 1.4.6 - 05.30.2020
- Enabled the "Wall Stretch" tool within the Medeek Wall Tools toolbar.



Note that this tool can be used to either shrink or stretch a wall panel. Instructions for use below:

1.) Select tool (click stretch wall icon)
2.) Select the wall panel you want to modify.
3.) Select either the start or end of the wall panel (red or green circle).
4.) Position cursor to either shrink or stretch wall panel.

Also note that this tool will not adjust adjacent wall panels even if they are connected at the corners to the wall panel being modified. This is by design. I will release a tutorial shortly explaining the reasoning behind this behavior.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun May 31, 2020 6:42 pm

Shrinking a wall:

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:13 pm

Tutorial 13 - Stretch Wall Tool (7:41 min.)



The audio is a little strange in this video, not sure why, I will check the audio out in more detail for future videos.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:19 am

Version 1.4.7 - 06.02.2020
- Enabled the "Wall Join" tool within the Medeek Wall Tools toolbar.

Note, that to join two walls they must be colinear and their START and END points must be coincidental.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:24 pm

Tutorial 14 - Join Wall Tool (5:54 min.)

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:47 pm

Updated todo list (as of June 3, 2020):

1.) Gable and Shed Walls
2.) Move the Estimating module to the new Medeek Project extension, and further develop this module as it relates to the wall plugin.
3.) Complete the Wall Join tool.
4.) Convert the Window, Door and Garage Door Draw menus to HTML.
5.) Move the Fixtures module to a the new Medeek Interior extension.
6.) Compete the standalone columns/post tool.
6b) Classical columns for the post tool.

7.) Start work on the integrated Medeek Engineering extension, start with window and door headers for vertical loads.
8.) A generic Blocking module.
9.) Transom windows above doors with and without sidelites.
10.) Shear Wall module which will ultimately integrate with the engineering plugin.
11.) Complete the Wall Stretch tool.
12.) Additional door and window types as requested (eg. bi-fold, sliding glass, double and triple single hung windows).
13.) Spend some time on the new tabs in the global settings, currently showing an Under Construction sign.
14.) Presets for Windows, Door and Garage Doors
15.) Making the Window and Door modules work with generic walls, not just Medeek walls.
16.) Multi-layer gypsum
17.) Stair module permutations: U, L, T etc…
18.) Further “idiot” proofing of the plugins: (zero value, nil values, checking for impossible geometry, etc…)
19.) Wall Justification
20.) Interior trim added to Medeek Interior extension.

Highlighted items have been recently completed.

This list does not include many other minor feature additions and bugs fixes, more details can be found here:

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

So far this year (2020) I’ve made 30 major revision upgrades to the plugin. Last year was only about half this amount as most of my attention was focused on upgrades to the Foundation plugin, the release of the new Electrical plugin and a concentrated effort on the complex roof module towards the end of 2019.

Always onward and upward.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:33 am

Version 1.4.8 - 06.05.2020
- Added Quoins as an option for exterior walls.



*** Warning ***
This update is backward compatible with walls drawn in previous versions of the plugin however if you download this version you will be required to recreate any wall presets that you have previously defined.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:05 pm

Looks like the algorithm is working correctly even with non-orthogonal walls:



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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:02 pm

Tutorial 15 - Quoins (8:34 min.)



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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... ith-Quoins

The feature is probably not as commonly used in most residential construction however it was an easy add and it has been requested enough times to warrant its inclusion.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:46 am

Version 1.4.9 - 06.11.2020
- Converted the "Draw Garage Door" menu to HTML.



At first glance this may seem like a minor update, but in fact it is was quite a major undertaking. I rewrote a good portion of the Garage module so that both the Draw and Edit menus are fully HTML. I also tracked down some long standing bugs with regards to the jamb depth calculation (garage door installation).

This is part of the larger project to migrate all of the draw menus to HTML. I figured I would start with the garage door module since it is used less than the window and door modules and somewhat less critical. I've tested the update extensively (both metric and imperial) and it all appears to shake out. If things look good after a few more days I will proceed to update the other two modules.

The HTML draw menu is a significant improvement over the previous legacy menu system.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:36 pm

*** Father's Day Sale***

In appreciation for all of the hard working fathers (and mothers) out there, and especially during these unprecedented times, I will be offering a renewal promotion on all of the plugins for the next three days (June 12, 13 and 14).

The regular license renewal prices are given below:

License Renewals:
Medeek Truss - $60.00 USD
Medeek Wall - $60.00 USD
Medeek Foundation - $40.00 USD
Medeek Electrical - $25.00 USD

The promotional renewal prices are given below:

Medeek Truss - $15.00 USD
Medeek Wall - $15.00 USD
Medeek Foundation - $10.00 USD
Medeek Electrical - $5.00 USD

This is a very steep discount in hopes of getting as many users to upgrade to the latest versions of the plugins as possible. In the last year, the updates to the plugins have been quite significant. I would very much like to see everyone taking advantage of these updates and feature additions that I have worked very hard to create.

These promotional prices will take affect June. 12, 2020 and end June. 14, 2020. All renewals, prior and after this time frame, will be at the regular prices.

Please note that if you have recently purchased a plugin(s), you can still take advantage of this renewal offer. Renewing your license while it is still active adds an additional year to the license expiration date.

Thank-you for your continued support.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:21 am

Version 1.5.0 - 06.15.2020
- Converted the "Draw Window" menu to HTML.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:43 am

Version 1.5.1 - 06.18.2020
- Converted the "Draw Door" menu to HTML.
- Fixed a bug with arched door sidelites.



Not a glamorous update, but certainly a critical one. The three most important draw menus are now switched to full HTML.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:18 am

Version 1.5.2 - 06.21.2020
- Added the ability to create, load and delete window presets within the Edit and Draw (HTML) Menus.
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