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Medeek Electrical Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Electrical Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on February 10, 2019, 04:20:21 am »
First look a the output of the load center or service panel module:

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Medeek Electrical Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Electrical Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on February 08, 2019, 10:52:54 am »
In the parameters for the load centers I identified the following options:

1.)  Style:  Flush Mount, Surface Mount
2.)  Indoor/Outdoor:  Indoor, Outdoor
3.)  Height:  Distance from floor to bottom of box (in./mm)
4.)  Breaker No.:  6, 8, 12, 24, 30, 40, 42, 54, 60
5.)  Amperage:  100, 200
6.)  Main Lug:  Main Breaker, Main Lug
7.)  Adv. Options:  None Currently

There is no material/color assignment. 

I've created a 6 and 8 breaker box (main lugs only).  I will need to add in additional boxes that only have main lugs and not a main breaker for the other sizes, but that is work for another day.
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Medeek Electrical Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Electrical Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on February 08, 2019, 06:56:56 am »
The inside of these boxes and the breakers are very simple and low poly.  The idea is mostly to convey the number and location of breakers and overall dimensions:

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Medeek Electrical Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Electrical Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on February 08, 2019, 12:41:23 am »
Various load center sizes, view model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/d1271b9e-fa3f-4c74-beba-750d5d330ff0/Load-Centers-Low-Poly

All load centers are 200 Amp except for the 24 space unit which would be rated for 100 or 125 Amp.
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Medeek Electrical Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Electrical Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on February 07, 2019, 02:38:20 pm »
Tomorrow I will finish modeling up some typical load centers (breaker boxes) like the one below (200 Amp, 40 Spaces):



I'm not going to put any special logic into this module yet, just a simply positioning and selection.  However at some point it would be really cool to use the plugin to setup the various breakers and identify circuits as well as assign specific elements to a circuit.

For now three sizes of breaker components are provided and it is up to the user to manually configure their panel if they so choose to do so, otherwise is is more representational than anything else.

When it comes to setting the vertical height of the load center what is the method used to measure from the floor?  Center, Top or Bottom of the panel?

I will provide some common panel sizes (spaces):  24, 30, 40, 42, 54, and 60.

My breakers are based on the SquareD QO series as are my load centers however they are considerably simplified to maintain a low poly count.

Also for now I am only going to provide flush mount and not surface mount however I will probably enable both in the future.

View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/560f7404-63e8-4b7f-9920-eb0775ae5e34/Load-Center-Example
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Medeek Electrical Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Electrical Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on February 07, 2019, 06:59:57 am »
Various combinations of QuickPorts yields a number of possible 2D symbols:



I've tried to stay with conventional symbols as much as possible.  Please let me know what you think on this.
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Medeek Electrical Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Electrical Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on February 07, 2019, 02:22:01 am »
The low voltage module is working pretty good now.  I just need to wrap up the 2D symbols and then we will see if I can put together a few typical load centers, and then its out to the public for some BETA testing.

A 2-gang, 12 port low voltage box is probably your worst case scenario:



Each port can be assigned one of the following:

- CAT6
- CAT5e
- COAX
- PHONE (RJ11)
- RCA (Audio/Video, gold plated)
- BLANK (Plastic Insert)

Additionally each port has its own unique material/color which by default is "White".  The faceplate can also be assigned a unique material/color.

Similar to other outlets the advanced options can be enabled which allows for vertical or horizontal mounting.

The number of possible QuickPorts is limited to the following:

1-Gang:  1, 2, 3, 4, 6
2-Gang:  8, 12

There are additional 2-Gang QuickPort wall plates that I have not added.  I will only add these if requested, since they are already covered by the 1-Gang option.
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Medeek Electrical Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Electrical Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on February 05, 2019, 11:40:44 am »
The updated toolbar:



I will leave it up to inquiring minds to figure out what all these icons mean. :)
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Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on February 05, 2019, 07:40:57 am »
Just loaded the Wall Plugin into SU 2019 and so far all is good. I did notice that the HTML menus seem to be loading quite a bit faster and the performance overall seems to have improved. It looks like the browser engine under the hood has been updated and already there is a marked improvement, thank-you SketchUp.

When you drag a menu and then select a drop down box the bug where the drop down opens up at the previous location is now resolved. Looks like I might have to update to SU 2019.
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Medeek Electrical Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Electrical Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on February 04, 2019, 02:53:17 pm »

I've also added in the RCA QuickPort by request.



You will be able to assign a unique QuickPort outlet to each port of the wall plate and also assign it its own unique color if you choose (this will be important for people who are color coding network jacks).
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