Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin

Started by Medeek, March 04, 2017, 08:59:31 PM

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Double sliders are kind of interesting windows.



Sometimes I forget how cool it is to be able to create something like this in SketchUp and have it animate like it does. Can I say I love my job?
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All of the rectangular window types with their elevation swing/open lines:



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Version 3.6.3 - 06.06.2024
- Enabled elevation swing/opening lines for doors and windows.
- Added elevation swing line annotation settings to the Door tab of the Global Settings.
- Added elevation swing line annotation settings to the Window tab of the Global Settings.
- Enabled opening and closing for all double hung type windows.



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Tutorial 48 - Elevation Swing Lines (8:31 min.)

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Version 3.6.4 - 06.08.2024
- Added the following additional Wide Flange (W) beams to the beam module: W10X49, W10X54, W10X60, W10X68, W10X77, W10X88, W10X100, W10X112, W12X45, W12X50, W12X53, W12X58, W12X65, W12X72, W12X79, W12X87, W12X96, W12X106, W12X120, W12X136, W12X152, W12X170, W12X190, W30X90, W30X99, W30X108.
- Added the following Simpson Strong-Tie heavy girder hangers to the beam hanger library: HGUS2.75/10, HGUS2.75/12, HGUS2.75/14, HGUS3.25/10, HGUS3.25/12, HGUS412, HGUS5.25/10, HGUS5.25/12, HGUS5.5/8, HGUS5.5/10, HGUS5.5/12, HGUS5.5/14, HGUS7.25/8, HGUS7.25/10, HGUS7.25/12, HGUS7.25/14.
- Allowed the use of a period "." in custom beam hanger library names.



I still need to add more from this series (about another 30 hangers) to complete it and then there is also the HHUS series of hangers that need to be (modeled) and added.

- HHUS26-2
- HHUS28-2
- HHUS210-2
- HHUS210-3
- HHUS210-4
- HHUS410
- HHUS46
- HHUS48
- HHUS5.5/10
- HHUS7.25/10

Note that all of these hangers are now available on Simpson's website as IFC files which can be brought directly into SketchUp. However the files are generally a bit polygon heavy and are deeply nested in order to comply with IFC standards. What I am doing is using these 3D models as templates and generating my own low poly dimensionally accurate models which I then include as part of the standard (included) library for the beam module. The idea is to have these at your finger tips and not to be hassled with going out and having to download files and cleaning them up etc...
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Version 3.6.5 - 06.12.2024
Added the following Simpson Strong-Tie heavy girder hangers to the beam hanger library: HGUS5.62/10, HGUS5.62/12, HGUS5.62/14, HGUS6.88/10, HGUS6.88/12, HGUS6.88/14, HGUS7.37/10, HGUS7.37/12, HGUS7.37/14, HGUS26, HGUS26-2, HGUS26-3, HGUS26-4, HGUS28, HGUS28-2, HGUS28-3, HGUS28-4, HGUS210, HGUS210-2, HGUS210-3, HGUS210-4, HGUS212-3, HGUS212-4, HGUS214-3, HGUS214-4, HGUS5.25/10, HGUS46, HGUS48, HGUS410, HGUS412.
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Tutorial 49 - Component Libraries (13:05 min.)

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So out of curiosity this morning I grabbed my 2024-2025 Wood Construction Connectors (Simpson Strong-Tie) manual and thumbed through it just to see what other beam hangers I might still be missing.  Apparently there is still quite a few that I haven't even broached yet (ie. HHUS, HHGU, HSKP etc..)

However towards the back of the section I came upon a couple of concealed hanger options that I've actually never seen before (and I thought I knew most of Simpson's product lines).

It's the ACBH and CBH series, has anyone actually seen these used in any of their projects?



Being that they are concealed when installed it stands to reason why I've never actually "seen" them before.  :)

The ACBH is machined out of aluminum which I found quite interesting.  They look expensive and pretty stout so they are probably a special order item, not something you will find on the shelves at Home Depot.  I guess you learn something new everyday.
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Version 3.6.6 - 06.24.2024
- Added hardware (caps and bases) options to the post module.
- Updated the material/color parameter for (exterior) wall trim to include custom materials.
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Version 3.6.6b - 06.24.2024 thru 06.25.2024

- Fixed a minor bug with the post cap positioning algorithm.
- Added the following Simpson post cap: APL6

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Version 3.6.7 - 06.27.2024
- Updated the post module to include multi-part installations for Simpson heavy angles (post cap).
- Added the following Simpson heavy angles to the post module: HL33, HL35, HL35G, HL37, HL37G, HL43, HL46, HL46G, HL49, HL49G, HL53,HL55, HL55G, HL57, HL57G, HL73, HL76, HL76G, HL79, HL79G

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Version 3.6.8 - 06.28.2024
- Added the following built-in ICF (block) materials: Nudura, Fox Blocks.
- Added the following Simpson column bases to the post module: CPT44Z, CPT66Z, CPT88Z



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Version 3.6.8b - 06.30.24
- Updated the built-in ICF materials to include the manufacturer's logo.
- Added the follwing Simpson post base: ABW44.



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