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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #435 on: December 07, 2018, 03:45:21 am »
Here is a first look at the updated draw wall tool with a temporary dimension enabled:



I think it came out alright, however I can change up a number of parameters to improve the aesthetics if there is call for it.  The parameters for the temp. dimension currently are:

Extension Line:  18"
Dim Line:  12"
Ext. Line Offset: 1.5"
Dim Color:  0000FF
Text Color:  0000FF
Text Size:  14pt
Text Font:  Arial
Arrow Width:  3"
Arrow Length:  7"
Line Weight/Width: 1
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #436 on: December 08, 2018, 07:54:42 am »
What I really need to do is enable some additional options in the global settings for construction dimensions:

Color: RGB value

Endpoints: Closed Arrow / Tick

Text Size: 14 Pts default

Also the ability to enable or disable them.

The color will also apply to other temporary dimensions and graphics utilized in the wall move and opening move tools, as well as the upcoming stretch wall tool.

I think it is imperative that I allow the user to set the color so that they can find an appropriate color to work well in their particular style.  It would be very bad if the dimension color and the background color were too close and the user could not distinguish between them.
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #437 on: December 09, 2018, 05:04:50 am »
Version 0.9.9t - 12.09.2018
- Enabled temporary (construction) dimensions for wall panels in the Draw Wall tool.
- Added a section in the General tab of the global settings for configuring construction dimensions.

I've also added the option for closed arrows, open arrows and ticks:





Note the larger text size set to 18PT versus 14PT in the previous to screenshots:



The endpoint, color and text size of the dimensions can be configured in the General tab of the global settings:



Hopefully this is flexible enough for most users.  Alternatively you can also turn off the construction dimensions if you would rather not have them displayed.
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #438 on: December 10, 2018, 04:04:34 pm »
Figured I might as well add construction dimensions to the beam and stair modules:



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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #439 on: December 13, 2018, 03:46:36 pm »
Tutorial 7 - Stairs  (23:19 min.)



Unfortunately there is just too much information to convey regarding this new module and the video doesn't really dive deep enough into all of the details and options, but hopefully this will be enough of a primer for getting started with stairs.

I also discuss the new wall isolation concept in some detail in this video.
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #440 on: Today at 06:07:28 am »
For CMU I actually use two textures/materials to simulate the look and feel of CMU brick.  One for the vertical faces and one for the faces normal to the vertical (horizontal faces).  I could add a couple parameters in the materials tab of the global settings which allows the user to select their own material for these two face orientations for the CMU framing option.
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