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Medeek Truss Plugin    v2.2.0

  • Overview
  • Quick Start
  • Documentation
  • Release Notes

The Medeek Truss Plugin is a SketchUp Plugin that provides a simple interface for creating accurate 3D truss and roof geometry within SketchUp. This plugin utilizes the SketchUp Ruby API programming interface and is compatible with the latest SketchUp releases (SketchUp Make 2017 64-bit and SketchUp Pro 2018 64-bit) as well as previous versions (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).

The full version of the plugin is available for purchase ($50.00 USD) at the following link:

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

Once purchased, the plugin can be renewed on a yearly basis for $20.00 USD. Please note that the initial purchase is a permanent license, the only reason to renew your license is to download the latest version of the plugin once your 1 year free download period has expired.

The trial version of the plugin has all the features of the full plugin however the span of the truss/rafter/joist may be limited to a specific range of values.

Status: Development (Straight Skeleton Algorithm for complex roof, inset floor joists, shed dormer etc...)

The current Medeek Truss Plugin menu has seven icons or sub-menus:

The available items are the following:

Draw Roof Truss:

  • Common
    • King Post
    • Queen Post
    • Fink
    • Howe
    • Fan
    • Mod Queen
    • Dbl. Fink
    • Dbl. Howe
    • Mod Fan
    • Triple Fink
    • Triple Howe
    • Quad Fink
  • Attic
  • Monopitch
  • Scissor
  • Tail Bearing
  • Dualpitch
  • Bowstring
  • Bow Barrel
  • Polynesian
  • Cambered
  • Cathedral
  • Tray
  • Mono Scissor
  • Mono Cathedral
  • Gambrel Attic
  • Coffer
  • Symmetric Cathedral
  • Flat
  • Parallel Chord
  • Timber (King Post, Queen Post, Howe)

Draw Floor Truss:

  • Floor Truss
  • TJI Joist
  • BCI Joist
  • LPI Joist
  • Lumber Joist (solid sawn)

Draw Truss Set:

  • Valley Set
  • Stepdown Hip Set
  • Northeast Hip Set
  • Terminal Hip Set

Draw Roof Rafters:

  • Gable Roof
  • Gable Roof w/ GLB
  • TJI Roof w/ GLB
  • TJI Roof w/ Dual GLB
  • Hip Roof
  • Dutch Gable Roof
  • Shed Roof
  • Shed Roof w/ Ledger

Draw Minor Roof:

  • Gable Dormer

Engineering Calculations:

  • Truss (common truss types only)
  • Beam (glulam beams only)

Change Global Settings:

  • Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese
  • Graphical UI
  • Check for Updates
  • Custom Layers
  • Gutters
  • License

Note, some menus show additional items that are either under construction or planned for future releases.

The Medeek Tools Plugin is included within the truss plugin and has a menu with two icons or functions:

The available items are the following:

  • Trim Member
  • Extend Member (currently under development)

For a quick primer on how the plugin works please view the following tutorial videos:

Tutorial 1 (26:37 min.)

Tutorial 2 (7:56 min.)

Tutorial 3 (12:45 min.)

Engineering (30:30 min.)

A comprehensive manual is currently being written for this plugin. Estimate completion date is Dec. 2018.

Medeek Truss Plugin Manual

Follow the discussion of the plugin's development in detail at this SketchUcation thread:

Medeek Truss Plugin Thread

Tutorials videos are also posted on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIH2tGJg8wSEMpfm2_kf1Fg

Version 2.2.0 - 06.19.2018

Version 2.1.9 - 05.27.2018

Version 2.1.8 - 03.18.2018

Version 2.1.7 - 03.06.2018, sub Rev. B - 03.10.2018, sub Rev. C - 03.11.2018, sub Rev. D - 03.14.2018

Version 2.1.6 - 03.02.2018, sub Rev. B - 03.03.2018

Version 2.1.5 - 02.16.2018, sub Rev. B - 02.18.2018, sub Rev. C - 02.20.2018

Version 2.1.4 - 01.20.2018, sub Rev. B - 01.28.2018, sub Rev. C - 02.08.2018, sub Rev. D - 02.14.2018

Version 2.1.3 - 12.31.2017, sub Rev. B - 01.09.2018

Version 2.1.2 - 12.18.2017, sub Rev. B - 12.25.2017

Version 2.1.1 - 12.04.2017, sub Rev. B - 12.13.2017

Version 2.1.0 - 11.28.2017

Version 2.0.9 - 11.25.2017

Version 2.0.8 - 11.18.2017, sub Rev. C - 11.20.2017

Version 2.0.7 - 11.16.2017

Version 2.0.6 - 11.10.2017

Version 2.0.5 - 11.05.2017

Version 2.0.4 - 10.21.2017, sub. Rev. B - 10.22.2017

Version 2.0.3 - 10.13.2017

Version 2.0.2 - 10.07.2017

Version 2.0.1 - 10.04.2017

Version 2.0.0 - 09.30.2017

Version 1.9.9 - 09.12.2017

Version 1.9.8 - 09.04.2017

Version 1.9.7 - 08.26.2017

Version 1.9.6 - 07.29.2017

Version 1.9.5 - 07.11.2017, sub rev. b - 07.23.2017

Version 1.9.4 - 07.08.2017

Version 1.9.3 - 06.25.2017

To view all of the updates to the plugin please visit the Medeek Plugin Changelog:

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