Version 1.0.8 - 03.23.2017
- Added crawlspace vent option to stemwall foundations.
- Added a "Materials" tab within the global settings; Auto material assigment (colors and textures) is now an option.
- Enabled materials for all foundation types.
- Added a joist pocket option for stemwall foundations.
I've been putting off the joist pocket feature for a while but figured I could spend my Friday night and knock it out. I doubt it will get much use except for certain builders in the State of Oregon.
The options for the joist pocket option are:
1.) Pocket Width
2.) Pocket Height
3.) Pocket Depth (into the stemwall)
4.) Pocket Spacing (default is 16" o/c, but can be set to any value)
If you use joist pockets with either the brick ledge feature or the crawlspace vents you need to realize that the geometry must be such that the various item don't clash. For example the stemwall must be thick enough for a brick ledge and the typical 2.25" depth of the joist pocket.
With vents and pocket joists there must be enough vertical clearance between the two otherwise the header will be too thin for the overlying floor joist. One solution to this problem is to have the vents only on the front and back walls while the joist pockets are on the left and right walls.
The number of options and inputs is now a bit mind boggling and the code is also at a new level of complexity. Taking all of this to a polygon shaped foundation will be a challenge but that is where it needs to go next.