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

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mdkBIM Tutorial 3 - Modeling a House Envelope from a Face (10:04 min.)

Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

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Version 3.3.3 - 10.18.2023
- Fixed a minor bug with the post module.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

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Version 3.3.4 - 10.23.2023
- Added a "Assign to 2D Layer" parameter for 2D Outlines within the General tab of the Global Settings.
- Added the Opening tool to the Medeek Wall Tools II toolbar.





The Opening Tool in its current state can be used only to toggle door swings.  I will probably be adding additional functionality to this tool for windows and garage doors as well as regular man doors.  This new tool is in response to feedback provided by Matt Donley of MasterSketchUp.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

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Version 3.3.4b - 10.25.2023
- Updated the Opening Tool to include Windows and Garage Doors.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

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Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

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Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

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Version 3.3.5 - 11.09.2023
- Added the Copy Opening Tool to the Medeek Wall Tools II toolbar.
- Enabled the Copy Opening Tool for Windows, Man Doors and Garage Doors.
- Enabled subtractive geometry for Beam Assemblies.
- Added additional W-Flange steel beam sizes.

Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

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First look at my attempts to simplify the look and feel of the Draw and Edit menus for walls:





I'm no UI expert but my idea is to create collapsible menus for certain sections that are not modified as commonly during regular use.  The "wall start" and "wall end" sections are a good examples of such sections.  Typically the parameters within these two sections are only modified in certain specific situations or when customization is required.

Thoughts?
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

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After shuffling things around a bit:





I've created a new section for framing options/details.  Notice that in this section I've also moved the stud removal parameter, which was formerly in the advanced options (I think it makes more sense to place it in this section).

The advanced options section is unchanged and still very busy with a ton of parameters but I really don't know what to do about it since all of those advanced options are necessary and need to be placed somewhere.  (If you disable the Advanced Wall Options then that whole section is not shown.)

So currently, with the new UI update so far, there are three sections that can be toggled by the user manually.  I should probably also add into the global settings some parameters which will control the default visibility for these sections.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

Medeek

Version 3.3.6 - 11.18.2023
- Added a "Menu UI" parameter in the General tab of the Global Settings with the following options: Legacy, Collapsed, Expanded.
- Updated the Wall Draw and Edit menus with the new Menu UI options.
- Fixed a bug with the tee intersection algorithm for rectangular "stacked" walls.

The additional menu options are in response to feedback from multiple users requesting a less busy and simpler menu system.  By default the legacy menu system is selected in the global settings however one can quickly change to one of more advanced "collapsible" systems.  This is my first real crack at this so further refinement may be necessary depending on the feedback I receive.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

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Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

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Version 3.3.7 - 11.20.2023
- Fixed a bug with the hotkey (Up key) for wall panelization in the Draw Wall Perimeter tool.
- Fixed a bug with the Draw Wall Perimeter tool for metric units.

!!!! Critical Bug Fix !!!!
This is a critical bug fix for users of metric units.  I highly recommend upgrading to this latest version for all users.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

Medeek

Version 3.3.7b - 11.27.203
- Fixed a critical bug introduced with Version 3.3.6.

!!!! CRITICAL BUG FIX !!!!
This is a critical bug fix for all users, please download the latest version of the plugin (3.3.7b).
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

Medeek

Version 3.3.8 - 12.02.2023
- Updated the face selection algorithm of the draw wall perimeter tool.

This addresses the issue of selecting faces that are embedded or nested within groups.  You can now select faces that are in the root of the model or nested within other groups.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

Medeek

Version 3.3.9 - 12.18.2023
- Added a "Cedar Siding" built-in material (horizontal) into the material library.



This material is a horizontal version of the previously added vertial version.  This update per customer request.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.