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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Foundation Plugin
« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2017, 10:41:13 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: Development and Updates for the Medeek Foundation Plugin
« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2017, 02:02:21 pm »
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.





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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/d8dec962-1fb4-4637-adcd-7406fef4e9df/Stemwall-Foundation-POLYGON

The next improvement would be a web_diaolog input so that more than one internal footing can be specified at a time.
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Foundation Plugin
« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2017, 04:53:35 pm »
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: Development and Updates for the Medeek Foundation Plugin
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2017, 05:58:45 am »
The trim tool in the Truss Plugin comes in quite handy when dealing with more complex foundation geometry:



For this foundation I used the stemwall (rectangle and polygon) function and the slab (polygon) function.  I had to trim the garage stemwall and also manually create the smaller interior post/beam assemblies.  I also adjusted the position of some of anchor bolts once I cut the doors into the garage stemwall.

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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/4ed9f28d-11e4-4166-b698-b3cd734cd2a1/Foundation-7

Throwing a roof onto this foundation is fairly straightforward:



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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/7d17b0c7-8cfb-461b-a4a6-127fafe0ece6/Residence-7
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Foundation Plugin
« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2017, 01:06:54 am »
Recently I've received a number of requests for concrete columns to be added to the foundation plugin:



I'm still trying to figure out how to best add a concrete column module, I think it could gain some serious traction.  This would cater more to the industrial rather than the residential side.

I'll use ASDIP Concrete Software as a guide in establishing the various options to include:

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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Foundation Plugin
« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2017, 02:59:35 am »
Version 1.1.2 - 05.06.2017
- Added "Circle Segments" option within the global settings, rebar and mesh polygon counts can now be controlled.



In this example I set the segment number to "5".

The global setting circle segment number will default to 24.
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Foundation Plugin
« Reply #51 on: May 07, 2017, 03:55:14 am »
Some common configurations of concrete columns:

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