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Version 3.5.5 - 03.11.2024
- Added a "Custom Glass" garage door type/option with fully customizable glass panels.
- Further refined the end grain material positioning for top plates (rectangular walls) and in-wall columns.

I will need to create a tutorial video explaining the proper syntax for the "Glass List".
Version 3.5.4b - 03.09.2024
- Enabled a pressure treated end grain material for bottom plates of all walls.
- Enabled end grain materials for in-wall columns.
- Enabled end grain materials for beams.
- Enabled end grain materials for blocks.
- Enabled end grain materials for posts.

Version 3.5.4 - 03.08.2024
- Enabled an end grain material for top and bottom plates of rectangular walls.
- Fixed a javascript bug for garage door presets.
- Fixed a bug with door presets when using metric templates.

Version 3.5.3 - 03.06.2024
- Added a "Panel" corner treatment for "End" and "Terminal" wall corners (rectangular walls only).
- Fixed a javascript bug for window and door presets.
- Fixed a bug with the door casing (custom casing options) and end cripple studs for pocket doors.
- Rearranged the door casing section of the door Draw and Edit menus.
- Fixed a bug with the advanced options for all wall types when using metric templates.

With this release I've fixed a number of substantial bugs that were discovered by users and also one by myself.  I highly recommend upgrading to this latest release of the plugin.
Version 3.5.2 - 03.02.2024
- Added the following door types: 3/4 glass, double 3/4 glass.
- Added a separate threshold material option for all man doors.
- Added additional grille (grid) options for glass doors.

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.