Last post by Medeek - February 25, 2023, 02:22:11 AM
The edit menu and draw menu are pretty much done now, just a few more tweaks and error checking and we might be able to start creating our first real floors with this thing:
I was going to include the blocking as an advanced option but after some further thought it seemed like it might be more intuitive to have the blocking be similar to beams and openings, where you can really customize the location and size etc... of each row of blocks independently.
I usually have a pretty good idea how I want things to go even before I start coding but sometimes you get halfway into it and you realize that an alternative method or system would be more optimal.
Last post by Medeek - February 10, 2023, 05:50:08 PM
This was the birth of the Truss Designer (Oct. 8, 2013) which eventually led to the Truss plugin and all the other plugins.
P.S. I was actually working out of a hotel for about 8 months, it wasn't much of a life but it did allow me to fully focus on my (side) work without any interruptions.
P.P.S Notice the text sitting on the floor. Structural Analysis by R.C. Hibbeler. Without this text I would never have figured out the matrix analysis section of my code. Probably the most complex bit of code I've ever written, even to this day what it is does is like magic to me. Chapter 16 on Plane Frame Analysis using the Stiffness Method is the solution to the problem with which I was facing.