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#16
Version 2.9.1 - 07.08.2022
- Added additional grille options for windows and doors.



The additional grille options are all GRID options.  The "FH" appending the window grille options stands for "Farm House".  When this option is chosen the grille is only installed in the top window of a single or double hung type window.
#17
Version 2.9.0 - 07.07.2022
- Added the following window types to the window module: Double Hung, Twin Double Hung, Triple Double Hung.



Technically these windows are no different (geometrically) than the single hung variants however the callout indicates that they are "double" hung instead of "single" hung.  This addition was per customer request.

#18
I have begun posting older versions of the Foundation plugin for download but I would strongly encourage users to download and use the latest version of the plugin since I do not support older versions, especially if they are older than a year old.  The number of bug fixes and feature additions make it very hard for me to keep track of which version addressed which issue.  If you need support please make sure you have the latest version of the extension installed.

http://design.medeek.com/resources/fndpluginversions.html

http://design.medeek.com/resources/foundationpluginchangelog.html
#19
I've decided to kick off the holiday in style and offer a new mdkBIM promotion for the rest of the month of July:



Note:  There will be no rainchecks on this promotion and there will also be no discounts on subscription  licenses or permanent licenses purchased separately.
#20
Looks like I've got most of the basic Global Settings all put together now. Fairly basic to start with, I'm sure as this progresses it will diverge from the initial template quite a bit:

#21
Tutorial 30 - Double Brick Walls (9:32 min.)

#22
I've finally wrapped up my recent move (Utah -> Missouri) and the dust is beginning to settle some.  The next few weeks I will be working in earnest on the Floor plugin and try to get it put together and released before the end of the summer and prior to the upcoming SketchUp Basecamp. 
#23
Awesome and I am glad to hear you are getting some real world utility out of this plugin.
#24
Version 2.8.9b - 06.06.2022
- Fixed a bug with trimmer studs for garage doors.


!!!! CRITICAL BUG FIX !!!!
Note that if you are using more than two trimmer studs on your garage doors you will get an error and your garage door will not be drawn.  Update to this latest version to fix this bug with the garage door module.

This bug has existed for some time and I was probably not aware of it or made aware of it until today because most garage doors don't use more than two trimmers/jack studs.  However, it is still strange to me how long it was able to slip by unnoticed.
#25
Version 2.8.9 - 06.05.2022
- Added a "resolution" parameter into the General tab of the Global Settings for adjusting the smoothness of annotation text.





By default this parameter is set to 0.5 which may be a bit choppy/pixelated for some.  For maximum smoothness set this parameter to zero (as shown above).
#26
Version 3.1.6 - 06.05.2022
- Enabled ceiling insulation for common trusses: Batt, Blown-in.
- Enabled ceiling insulation for monopitch trusses: Batt, Blown-in.
- Added an insulation layer in the global settings.







I still have a lot of work with regards to insulation and numerous other truss types and rafter roofs.
#27
Version 2.8.8 - 06.02.2022
- Added Simpson Strong-Tie "High Strength" wood shearwalls to the SSW module: 24", 18" and 12".



I don't think the older Simpson wood shearwalls are available for purchase anymore from Simpson but I left them in just in case someone has a need for them.
#29
Version 2.8.7 - 05.30.2022
- Added the "Wall Framing Material" option to the Draw and Edit menus for all wall types.
- Added "BRICK" as another wall material/texture type.



Previously the wall framing material or texture was set in the global settings, only allowing the user to specify this parameter for the entire model and not on a per wall basis.  Now the global setting will set the default value but each wall can be customized to a specific material.

* Note that this update does not change the way the pressure treated lumber (texture) is applied.  This parameter is still set globally (per the model).

I've also added on additional texture/material for the wall framing and that is brick (red).  I had a number of requests for this material recently so I thought it might be useful to add it as another option.  Unlike the CMU options the way to correctly use the brick would be to set the Wall Framing parameter as "NO" and the Wall Framing Material parameter as "BRICK".  This is really no different than the regular no framing mode other than the brick material gets applied to the wall solid/primitive. 

In all actuality the CMU modes are also very similar to the no framing mode as well however there is a bit more logic required for applying the materials and some minor adjustments for window openings (non-rectangular).

What I've shown in the screenshot above is a "brick" wall with a 1" air gap and brick cladding, effectively giving me a double brick wall.
#30
The current system of setting the wall framing material in the global settings is not flexible enough.  Let's assume you want to have some steel framed walls and also some wood frame walls in the same model/file, the current system really does not allow for this concurrent use of different wall types as it stands now.  The wall framing material needs to be on a per wall basis...  working on it.