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Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin

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

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The insulation algorithm is now working correctly with trapezoid windows:

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First look at some trapezoid picture windows:

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Only the "perimeter" grille style needed modification for the trapezoid window:

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First look at exterior trim with trapezoid windows:



The good news is that the various window modules (eg. window installation, trim, casing etc...) are independent of the wall type so enabling trapezoid windows for the various gable wall types should now proceed relatively quickly.
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First look at interior casing with trapezoid windows (Style A, B, and C):



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First look at trapezoid windows within a gable wall:





Notice how the right most window has it's header pushed up against the top plate (no cripples or insulation installed).  To achieve this one must adjust the header height until it is at the correct height since "Raised" headers are not currrently enabled for gable, shed or hip walls.
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Version 2.0.6 - 04.29.2021
- Added trapezoid windows to the window draw and edit menus for all wall types: rectangular, gable, shed and hip.



View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/49ff1887-d503-4b19-b9a4-2b30c1487c29/Trapezoid-Windows
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Version 2.0.6b - 04.29.2021
- Added triangle windows to the window draw and edit menus for all wall types: rectangular, gable, shed and hip.
- Added the "Total Window Height" callout to the trapezoid window's section of the window draw and edit menus.







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Version 2.0.6c - 04.30.2021
- Fixed a critical bug with the shutter module.

***** CRITICAL FIX *****
If you downloaded and installed Version 2.0.6b then you will want to immediately uninstall and download Version 2.0.6c.  The previous version introduced a minor bug to the shutter module which will causes errors with any windows that have shutters.  Installation of Version 2.0.6c is highly recommended.
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#834
I am very excited with the solid progress made on the Wall plugin these last few weeks and months, especially with the recent addition of both trapezoid and triangular windows.  In light of the recent progress and in hopes of allowing more users access to the features of the plugins  I will be immediately offering 40% off of the mdkBIM bundle price using the coupon code MOTHERSDAY21. (May 1, 2021 thru May 10, 2021).

This will reduce the bundle price from $170.00 USD to $102.00 USD. This promo code does not apply to any of the extensions purchased separately or to the electrical plugin. The offer ends on May 10th and no rain checks will issued thereafter.

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Version 2.0.7 - 05.01.2021
- Fixed a bug with the tee intersection gypsum cutout algorithm for shed walls.



A similar fix will probably be required for gable and hips walls but I haven't dug into that section of the code just yet.
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Version 2.0.7b - 05.01.2021
- Fixed a bug with the tee intersection gypsum cutout algorithm for gable and hip walls.
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Here is an interesting framing situation.  You have two internal walls that tee into a wall which has a pocket door that bisects the tee:



Overall no major problems the three walls can be configured correctly with "tee" intersections and the offset can be set to 1.75" for the two tee walls so that they meet properly at the top plate.

The only issue is the that the gypsum backer studs are drawn full length and should be truncated at the header (hence the clash).  The offending gypsum backer is colored red in the screenshot.

The manual work around is to use the Trim Tool (Medeek Truss) and quickly trim the gypsum backers.  I will have to examine this situation further and see if some additional logic can remedy this clash.  This is not a huge deal breaker/ hot item in my opinion but it is a special framing case that needs a second look.

The other obvious (simple) solution is to turn off the tee intersection backers in the global settings but this is really not a good option since it will disable the gypsum backers for all the walls in the model, not just this one.

View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ea326739-09ef-4bc6-98d7-d448ee3055c4/Pocket-Door-with-Tee-Intersections?tab=general
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First look at "Pentagon" windows:



Note that if one sets the window height to zero you can also achieve an isosceles or equilateral triangle window (the degenerate cases).

Since I'm fresh on windows right now I thought that it might be the opportune time to add in the pentagon picture window as well, one less monkey on my back.  The only other significant window missing is probably the quarter circle.
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Pentagon window with "Perimeter" style grill:

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