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Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on May 10, 2021, 07:02:52 am »
Version 2.1.2 - 05.10.2021
- Added logic into the add and draw menus to prevent users from using single and double quotes in preset names.
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Version 1.7.0b - 05.09.2021
- Components within foundations can also be made persistent and "subtractive" by naming the component instance to (subtract1, subtract2, subtract3, etc...)
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Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on May 09, 2021, 09:13:18 am »
Version 2.1.1b - 05.09.2021
- Components within wall panels can also be made persistent and "subtractive" by naming the component instance to (subtract1, subtract2, subtract3, etc...)
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Version 1.7.0 - 05.09.2021
- Added an option for subtractive geometry into the General tab of the Global Settings.
- Sub-groups within foundations and footings can be made persistent and "subtractive" by naming these groups to (subtract1, subtract2, subtract3, etc...)





Interestingly the code to make this happen was staring me in the face for months.  I essentially took the "roof connections" complex roof module, changed up the logic slightly, simplified it, and arrived at this new feature/ability. 

Notice that the subtractive groups cut through the rebar as well as the concrete.  Certain other elements such as anchor bolts (groups within groups) are not removed.  I may need to give this some additional consideration.

I guess we need to make this new feature available with the Truss plugin as well now.
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First look at a hole cut using the new SUBTRACT keyword system:



Now I just need to set this up for the other various foundation types (ie. stemwall, stemwall steps, strip footings etc...)
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Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on May 08, 2021, 04:49:02 pm »
Version 2.1.1 - 05.09.2021
- Added an option for subtractive geometry into the Walls tab of the Global Settings.
- Sub-groups within wall panels can be made persistent and "subtractive" by naming these groups to (subtract1, subtract2, subtract3, etc...)





This is quite a major breakthrough for the wall plugin.  I've been trying to think of a way to enable (manual) customization of the wall geometry for quite some time, specifically subtractive modifications.  This system will now allow the user to achieve that goal.

Naming a group within the wall assembly to include the key word "CUSTOM" (case insensitive) will allow it to persist upon rebuild.

Naming a group within the wall assembly to include the key word "SUBTRACT" (case insensitive) will allow it to persist and boolean subtract from other groups within the assembly upon rebuild.

The subtractive group needs to be a valid solid for it to function correctly and its entity name needs to contain the key word "subtract" or "SUBTRACT".

What I like to do is create a special tag/layer for the subtraction geometry and then once I am done modifying or creating it I turn off the visibility of the layer/tag and only the holes or results in the wall geometry is shown.
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Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on May 08, 2021, 07:28:55 am »
Version 2.1.0 - 05.08.2021
- Added a 2D symbol for pocket doors to the top of the wall for the following wall types: rectangular, gable and shed.
- Introduced additional logic into the Custom Material Library to prevent users from using double or single quotes in custom material names.



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Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Last post by Daniel Gates on May 07, 2021, 07:41:44 pm »
I have been toying with your plugin and quantifier pro recently to try and automate my pricing, but I hit a little snag.

When drawing external & internals walls they share the same layer tags, even if the timber sizes etc are different.

My first thought was, is it possible to place them on different tags, (which would be nice anyways) but it might not solve the problem completely...

As there can be different external and internal wall types in a model, so it would need to have different tag for every group/component and all there options, which would be madness!...

Unless there is a way of dynamically appending the options (i.e wall_framing_38x140mm) to your existing tag format?

I did think some people might not like so many tags, so it might need a global on/off switch?

Many Thanks.




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Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Last post by Daniel Gates on May 07, 2021, 06:47:52 pm »
Update request please...

To have a ventilated batten system between the cladding and membrane...

The vent for the batten would be a metal trim at the base of the batten, we normally use the Hardie Plank cladding and trims.
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Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Last post by Daniel Gates on May 07, 2021, 06:41:59 pm »
Just an idea...

When using the split tool is it possible to regen the stud centres from the newly split wall starting point/origin...

So when manufacturing the timber frame panels we can start with a full OSB board.

ATM, I have been drawing the walls out and manually breaking them as I go, which is easily done.
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