Medeek Wall Plugin

Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:29 am

Version 1.6.7 - 09.26.2020
- Added additional tool tips to the Wall Corners tab of the Global Settings.



I've been fielding a lot of questions recently about the corner offset parameter and related wall end/corner conditions. I may need to still provide additional documentation and diagrams to further clarify these parameters.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:53 am

Version 1.6.8 - 09.28.2020
- Added a "Refresh Licensee Data" button within the License tab of the Global Settings.



Previously when you renewed your license you would need to go through some convoluted steps to refresh you license data within the plugin. This new feature reduces this process to a single mouse click.

Previously the required steps were:

1.) Remove the existing serial number.
2.) Click the Save Settings button.
3.) Re-enter your serial number.
4.) Click the Save Settings button again.
5.) Restart SketchUp.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:23 am

First look at a 3D batten cladding on rectangular walls:



View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... ten-Test-1
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:18 pm

Some more screenshots of battens:







*Notice the format of the batten material and its three numeric values within the name of the material.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:42 pm

Texture vs. 3D Battens:



Personally I prefer the texture myself, lower poly and it looks just as good or better than the real deal.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:22 pm

Version 1.6.9 - 10.17.2020
- Added the ability to create custom "Board and Batten" wall cladding materials within the Material Library.
- Enabled "3D" Board and Batten wall cladding for all wall types: Rectangular, Gable, Shed and Hip.



For the plugin to recognize the wall cladding material as a "board and batten" material is must be in this format:

battens_{decimal value}_{decimal value}_{decimal_value}

The three values are: batten spacing, batten width, batten depth respectively.

There should be no white spaces inserted into the name, only the underscore character in three places as shown.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:02 pm

Another view of board and battens:



Just over five years into programming these plugins, I released the first version of the Truss plugin Oct. 7, 2015.

The further I go it seems like I just keep coming up with more things "todo". I really need to take myself and clone me about five times and then set each clone at developing the various plugins, maybe then I might get somewhere with all of this.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:13 am

Version 1.7.0 - 10.23.2020
- Fixed a bug in the Walls tab of the Global Settings.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:30 pm

The Medeek Wall plugin (and mdkBIM) was featured in this 3D Basecamp Fireside Chat:

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/fireside-chat-series-ep7
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:30 am

Version 1.7.1 - 11.15.2020
- Added additional HSS and Wide Flange Beam options to the free standing column (post) tool.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:15 am

Version 1.7.2 - 11.16.2020
- Added the ability to create custom "Shiplap" wall cladding materials within the Material Library.
- Enabled "3D" Shiplap wall cladding for all wall types: Rectangular, Gable, Shed and Hip.



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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:03 am

View example model of 3D shiplap here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... iplap-Test
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:29 am

Medeek Wall Plugin Tutorial 17 - Tag/Layer Folders:



View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... er-Folders
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:31 am

Version 1.7.3 - 11.20.2020
- Fixed a bug with zero height gable, shed and hip walls when using the "No Framing" or "CMU" mode.
- Fixed a minor bug with man door and garage door jambs with walls panels that are isolated in groups.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:54 am

Version 1.7.4 - 11.21.2020
- Completed the "Garage Doors" tab within the Global Settings.



Some more slightly tedious code, but necessary.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:28 am

Version 1.7.4b - 11.22.2020
- Completed the "SSW" tab within the Global Settings.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:08 am

Version 1.7.4c - 11.22.2020
- Completed the "Beams" tab within the Global Settings.
- Fixed a critical bug with the default settings for the following two window parameters: Jamb Ext. Reveal, Shim Gap.




*** CRITICAL BUG FIX ***

When you first load the plugin it sets default parameters for walls, door, windows etc...
A previous update introduced a typo into the code which incorrectly set the two window parameters listed above. This update corrects those two typos. It is highly recommended to update to the latest version of the plugin.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:00 pm

Version 1.7.4d - 11.23.2020
- Completed the "Columns" tab within the Global Settings.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:15 am

We’ve all had a trying year these last few months but somehow, thanks to our customers, we’ve managed to keep up the good fight and are still actively developing our extensions here at Medeek Design.

In recognition of the overwhelming support I have received from the SketchUp community these last few months I will be immediately offering 40% off of the mdkBIM bundle price using the coupon code GIVETHANKS20. (ends Dec. 1, 2020).

This will reduce the bundle price from $170.00 USD to $102.00 USD. This promo code does not apply to any of the extensions purchased separately or to the electrical plugin. The offer also ends on Dec. 1 and no rain checks will issued thereafter.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby Gus R » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:35 pm

Sold!

This is a great suite.

medeek wrote:We’ve all had a trying year these last few months but somehow, thanks to our customers, we’ve managed to keep up the good fight and are still actively developing our extensions here at Medeek Design.

In recognition of the overwhelming support I have received from the SketchUp community these last few months I will be immediately offering 40% off of the mdkBIM bundle price using the coupon code GIVETHANKS20. (ends Dec. 1, 2020).

This will reduce the bundle price from $170.00 USD to $102.00 USD. This promo code does not apply to any of the extensions purchased separately or to the electrical plugin. The offer also ends on Dec. 1 and no rain checks will issued thereafter.

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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:23 am

Version 1.7.5 - 11.25.2020
- Updated the Global Settings Reset button with additional parameters.
- Fixed multiple minor bugs with the default settings (storage) for Doors, Windows and Garage Doors.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby Gus R » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:19 am

Nathaniel,

I have a question.

Does right mouse button "Edit Truss Assembly" work with a "Truss Assembly?"
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:23 am

Gus R wrote:Nathaniel,

I have a question.

Does right mouse button "Edit Truss Assembly" work with a "Truss Assembly?"


Yes, but not every type of truss assembly is editable yet. The most common are but I am still working on quite a few of them.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby Gus R » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:33 am

OK, I tried with all three and I can't edit any of them.

Stepdown, northeast and terminal.

I just tested the 3 using default settings.





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Gus R wrote:Nathaniel,

I have a question.

Does right mouse button "Edit Truss Assembly" work with a "Truss Assembly?"


Yes, but not every type of truss assembly is editable yet. The most common are but I am still working on quite a few of them.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:46 am

This should be moved to the Truss Plugin thread but correct the hip sets are not yet editable. Common trusses and other truss types are see details here:

http://design.medeek.com/resources/pluginchangelog.html

Enter a Ctrl-F and then search for the term "edit". This will show you which assemblies have had the edit function enabled.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby Gus R » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:54 am

OK, thanks.

medeek wrote:This should be moved to the Truss Plugin thread but correct the hip sets are not yet editable. Common trusses and other truss types are see details here:

http://design.medeek.com/resources/pluginchangelog.html

Enter a Ctrl-F and then search for the term "edit". This will show you which assemblies have had the edit function enabled.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:52 pm

I have some questions about double wall construction lately.

I don't have a specific double wall algorithm however it is possible to create double wall structures with openings using the Wall plugin in its current state, see model below for an example:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... ll-Framing

P.S. Note how the window ext. trim and installation is enabled on the exterior wall and then the interior casing is enabled on the interior wall. I then adjusted the casing extension depth in the edit menu of the interior wall so that it extends to meet the window in the exterior wall. No manual editing and everything is still parametric.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:53 am

Version 1.7.6 - 12.04.2020
- Added a wall justification hotkey/option (Tab key) to the rectangular draw wall tool: Front, Center, Back.



Note, that when the wall justification is set to "Center" or "Back" the draw tool switches from polyline mode to simple line mode, this is by design.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:15 am

Version 1.7.6b - 12.05.2020
- Added a wall justification hotkey/option (Tab key) to the gable, shed and hip draw wall tools: Front, Center, Back.
- Enabled the left and right arrow keys for each of the draw wall tools in order to constrain the tool to the X or Y axis.



The behavior of the draw wall tool is now similar to the native SketchUp line/edge tool.

The right and left arrow keys will constrain the wall to the X and/or Y axis. Additionally the Ctrl key will toggle the wall to the 45 deg. and 135 deg. directions. You will notice that when the constraint is active the primary line will indicate either Red, Green, Blue (45 deg) or Purple (135 deg) and the line thickness will increase from two to three.
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Re: Medeek Wall Plugin

Postby medeek » Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:39 am

Lately I've had quite a few people asking me where they can find the video tutorials for the plugin. They are listed on the plugin web page but I guess they tend to get lost in all the content. Here is the direct link to that section:

http://design.medeek.com/resources/mede ... .pl#Videos

Here is also the listing for each video:

The following video tutorials are currently available on YouTube:

1. [Introduction - The Vision](https://youtu.be/KRvDMqRjfCQ) (20:58 min.)
2. [Tutorial 1 - Extension Overview](https://youtu.be/FWr1oFVTwOs) (21:58 min.)
3. [Tutorial 2 - Drawing Walls](https://youtu.be/zFc2-7SXM_0) (19:37 min.)
4. [Tutorial 3 - Beams and Columns](https://youtu.be/cJJfBV0Ad6w) (15:31 min.)
5. [Tutorial 4 - Wall Presets](https://youtu.be/cqGI83CW2Bc) (8:04 min.)
6. [Tutorial 5 - Multi-Story Construction](https://youtu.be/ptdhwNwoLLU) (19:58 min.)
7. [Tutorial 6 - Custom Material Library](https://youtu.be/D6pAdPj5DS4) (16:11 min.)
8. [Tutorial 7 - Stairs](https://youtu.be/kIba1fZqvDY) (23:19 min.)
9. [Tutorial 8 - Gable Wall Workaround](https://youtu.be/n5Pb-tIINIM) (17:25 min.)
10. [Tutorial 9 - Split Wall Tool](https://youtu.be/-HIYqyyVCaE) (6:36 min.)
11. [Tutorial 10 - Posts](https://youtu.be/xUj6RHPPHBE) (14:24 min.)
12. [Tutorial 11 - Split Wall Cladding](https://youtu.be/cnuoLeFI7Kg) (6:49 min.)
13. [Tutorial 12 - Blocking](https://youtu.be/jsFNGE2AO0w) (12:42 min.)
14. [Tutorial 13 - Stretch Wall Tool](https://youtu.be/-kDBzZcgSu4) (7:41 min.)
15. [Tutorial 14 - Join Wall Tool](https://youtu.be/fWCj2kSMCMc) (5:54 min.)
16. [Tutorial 15 - Quoins](https://youtu.be/AxN-NY8IIak) (8:34 min.)
17. [Tutorial 16 - Garage Doors](https://youtu.be/67Q4C9-E0wI) (19:17 min.)
18. [Tutorial 17 - Tag/Layer Groups](https://youtu.be/Bc__L1adM60) (13:41 min.)

Note, that the Gable Wall Workaround (Tutorial 8) is now obsolete, and gable walls can now be created automatically with the plugin. At some point I should probably indicate this tutorial is deprecated.
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