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What is the size or resolution of your monitor?

1920x1080
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Medeek Truss Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Truss Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on August 15, 2017, 11:23:39 pm »
What is the size or resolution of your monitor?
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Medeek Truss Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Truss Plugin
« Last post by Itworx4me on August 14, 2017, 12:28:11 pm »
When I choose to add advanced roof options. The list of options are too long and can't choose ok at the end of the list to complete the build.
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Medeek Truss Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Truss Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on August 05, 2017, 04:03:01 pm »
Progress is slow but steady:



Now I just need to add the bolts to the peak and heal plates...
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Medeek Truss Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Truss Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on July 31, 2017, 05:17:36 pm »
Visually, not a lot of progress:



But what you can't see is the algorithm to efficiently position and display the bolts. 

For larger trusses I'm a little worried that the display is too small to show the bolt details, but I'm not sure what else to do about it.
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Medeek Truss Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Truss Plugin
« Last post by 2Harry on July 31, 2017, 07:04:25 am »
Regarding this post:

     "...make the plugin(s) more valuable and worth the additional cost."

I meant to respond to this some time ago but, many other things always seem to intrude.  I'm sure you can relate.

We are a modular building manufacturer that have, only recently, expanded into wood framed shop built structures.  I have just started to included Sketchup and your plug-in in the design process, and I am still developing the means to use these apps in a complete design process (hopefully). 

For our use, the truss plug-in would be mainly used to fill in some data for planning purposes, since we do not actually fabricate trusses.  It would help to explain what people should see when the trusses are erected, plan roof lifting operations and provide weight data.

The floor truss/joist module is a different story.  In addition to the previous items, it may allow us to actually produce shop drawings that explain how to fabricate the floors, produce cut lists and "pre-solve" assembly problems that inevitably arise on the shop floor.  The highly anticipated wall framing app will hopefully allow us to do the same.  These abilities would make the wall plug-in more valuable than the roof truss (only) plug-in and thus, easier to justify a higher cost than a mere $30, especially considering the price of similar extensions that run in AutoCad or Revit.

Regards
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Medeek Truss Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Truss Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on July 30, 2017, 12:06:20 pm »
This afternoon I began to put together the HTML for the timber truss GUI (what I have so far):



I think I've reduced a metal plated (bolts) timber truss down to twenty (20) parameters.

Hopefully the preview panel will help simplify the entry of these parameters and give the user instant feedback on what each one does.  With these sort of trusses the look and feel of the truss is every bit as important as the structural aspect so a preview is very important.

The preview panel will not only show the timbers but also the metal plates and exact position of each bolt.

Once the user submits "go", the timber truss module will draw one (1) timber truss with all of the timbers, metal plates, bolts, nuts and washers.

In the global options the user will be able to specify the bolt standard and the washer standard as well as set the material (color) for the plate and hardware.

As usual the design and programming is a little more involved than I originally anticipated but in the end it should be quite dramatic to be able to create a fully bolted and plated timber truss.

I'm probably going to need a full week to complete this, so given my current schedule and hours it will probably be 2-3 weeks before this is ready to release.
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Medeek Truss Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Truss Plugin
« Last post by Fred H on July 29, 2017, 10:53:55 pm »
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The vertical line next to your main entrance is offset from the exterior wall line, this is skewing your secondary roof (dormer) from the perpendicular to the main roof line.

Thanks; I woke up this morning realizing that I must have done that and planned to delete or edit the message. I appreciate your looking at my model and the clarity of the explanation.

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Another hint:  Click on the global settings and turn on layers and materials, this will let you peel back the roof  and look at things easier.
I've done this in some versions, but since we're just working on the overall "look" right now we don't need that detail.
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Medeek Truss Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Truss Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on July 29, 2017, 10:48:08 am »
Added a hip & ridge option for all gable truss roofs (sub. rev. 1.9.6b):



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Medeek Truss Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Truss Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on July 29, 2017, 08:52:15 am »
Hi Nathan,

I'm using your plugin to guide the "look" of a house we're not sure we can afford to build. Until we get it to look like we want we can't ask for any bids.

To break up a too-large roof expanse I wanted to add a dormer. Since that's not fully implemented yet, I thought I'd just do an additional roof. But the result is weird; it seems to be rotated a few degrees clockwise as seen from above.

I put the file on dropbox so you can look at it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9lnnksyct7nkz93/VT11.skp?dl=0. I made the "dormer" using a Fink truss with a 9/12 pitch, 16.6025" energy heel and 24" overhangs and gables. The three points I used are the two vertical dotted lines on the front where they intersect the green wall, and where the horizontal dotted line intersects the brown wall.

Either I'm misusing the program or there's a bug. Would you please take a look?

Thanks,
Fred

The vertical line next to your main entrance is offset from the exterior wall line, this is skewing your secondary roof (dormer) from the perpendicular to the main roof line. 

Another hint:  Click on the global settings and turn on layers and materials, this will let you peel back the roof  and look at things easier.
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