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I will give this some more thought.
Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Overlapping Drywall Handling
February 24, 2024, 11:24:48 PM
I've got an idea but it would involve two more parameters for horizontally offsetting the start and end of the gypsum.  The advanced options menu will get larger but is it worth the added complexity?
Version 3.5.1 - 02.24.2024
- Added a 45 and 135 degree rainscreen option for rectangular walls.

This update per customer request.
Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Overlapping Drywall Handling
February 23, 2024, 11:27:24 PM
I haven't quite worked out all of the kinks when it comes to these intersections of walls (usually an exterior corner where an interior wall ties into them).  I will need give this some more thought.

One could use the subtractive feature to remove the drywall, but that is a cumbersome way to do it in my opinion.
Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Display Doors in Open State
February 23, 2024, 11:24:41 PM
There are quite a few tools and icons now.  Be sure to watch as many tutorial videos as you can, this will introduce to more of the tools and get you up to speed quicker.
Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Materials libray sorting
February 23, 2024, 11:23:24 PM
Currently there is no way to sort however, if you really must sort the list you can actually edit the text file that contains the custom materials.  Editing this list can be done with any text editor like Notepad.  

The material library config file can be found here:


The file is called MATERIAL_LIBRARY.txt

Just be sure to leave a carriage return after the final material in the list so in case you add any new materials the plugin adds the new material to a new line.
Version 3.5.0 - 02.23.2024
- Separated the tee blocking option for exterior and interior walls.
- Fixed a bug with geometry guides for metric templates.

Yes, you can adjust the numbers (name of the material) to your liking and create an unlimited number of variations of a board and batten siding.
It was brought to my attention that when using a metric template the 3D materials cause SketchUp to crash. This is because when using metric units or a metric template the plugin assumes the units configured in the name of the 3D materials is mm and not inches.

If you are using metric you want to define your 3D materials with millimeters and not inches, otherwise you end up with a crash or a very tiny 3D texture which will take forever to draw.

For instance with battens the default material defined is:


To setup a comparable board and batten material for metric one would create a material with the following name (notice how I've converted the numbers to mm from inches):


When the plugin is in metric mode it will assume these numbers are in (mm) and not inches. Please be aware of this.

For example with shiplap try creating a material named:


For a 3D lap siding try:

Version 1.1.8b - 02.21.2024
- Fixed a bug in the ordering logic and a typo in the HTML preview menu.
Version 1.1.8 - 02.21.2024
- Updated custom rebar within the Medeek Estimator to include unit and total length.
- Added custom rebar within the Medeek Estimator for Slab, Stemwall and Grade Beam foundations.
- Updated the Medeek Estimator so that multi-ply (custom) Window and Door headers are properly called out and quantified.
- Added additional logic into the Medeek Estimator so that assemblies are ordered in the report logically by their assembly names.

Tutorial 5 - Estimating Custom Rebar (12:15 min.)

Version 1.1.7 - 02.17.2024
- Enabled custom rebar within the Medeek Estimator for Slab-on-Grade foundations

Per customer request.
Version 3.4.9 - 02.16.2024
- Added an RGB color code input into the Add, Update and Import menus for custom materials.
- Added an RGB color code input for each color in the Materials tab of the Global Settings.
- Added a "Toggle RGB Input" button to the Materials tab of the Global Settings.

Updates per customer request.
Version 1.1.6 - 02.13.2024
- Added foundations within the Medeek Estimator: Slab-on-Grade, Slab, Stemwall, Grade Beam

There is still a lot more work to be done with adding all of the various hardware and items into the estimating for foundations.  This is just a start.