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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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Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

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Version 3.2.7 - 08.25.2023
- Updated steel studs and plates for all wall types.
- Fixed a bug in the statistics module for the gable walls.



Previously the steel studs and plates were merely cosmetic, now the are modeled a bit more realistically (however less attractively in my opinion).  This update was specifically requested by users who specialize in steel stud framing and who wanted a more accurate model (stud length and channels for top and bottom plates) when it comes to steel framing.  The plugin was never initially designed for steel framing and because of that I still consider the steel framing option more of a cosmetic model than an actual realistic model, but this latest update gets us a little closer to that objective.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

Medeek

Version 3.2.7b - 08.26.2023
- Minor updates to the window and door framing modules with regards to steel framing.

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Version 3.2.7c - 08.28.2023
- Additional updates for steel framing for metric templates/units.
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On a related note I was asked if the color for the steel framing can be changed? The actual material assigned is hard coded in by the plugin however once you create your first wall you can then modify the (3) materials created by the plugin within the Materials tray in SketchUp:
  • medeek_cfs
  • medeek_cfs_2x6
  • medeek_cfs_2x4
Note: Once a material is created by the plugin it does not attempt to recreate it unless it is deleted. Hence any modifications made to the material will "stick".

Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

Medeek

Version 3.2.8 - 09.07.2023
- Enabled a feature to selectively remove specific studs from any wall assembly.



Note that this feature/option is very similar to the recent truss removal feature added to the Truss Plugin for common trusses and attic trusses.  I've had a number of requests to add something similar into the Wall Plugin so specific studs could be removed.  This update is per multiple customer requests.

I may make a tutorial video for this new feature but I do think it is fairly self explanatory.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

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Version 3.2.8b - 09.07.2023
- Fixed a bug with the shearwall edit tool.
- Added directional logic into the Move Opening Tool's text entry method.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

Medeek

Tutorial 41 - Selective Stud Removal (5:37 min.)

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Medeek

#1073
I now have a system in place for those interested in a "lifetime" (30 year) license for the mdkBIM bundle.  If you do purchase the "lifetime" bundle license I will also throw in a lifetime license for the Electrical plugin.  The cost is $980.00 USD which is 3.5X the regular bundle price of $280.00 USD.

If you are interested please email me direct and I will give you instructions how to proceed.  The same 14 day refund policy applies, so please be aware of that (5% restocking fee):

https://design.medeek.com/admin/refunds.html

A lifetime license means that you have free upgrades and no renewal fees for the next 30 years (until 2053 if purchased today).

P.S.
I realize that for many of my older customers (myself included) a 30 year license really has no practical meaning and having to invest almost a thousand dollars is a lot for anyone.


For those that do not want to outlay as much money but still would like to get a multi-year discount I am also offering a 5 year license for $560.00, so basically you are getting five years for the price of two, which is still a fairly substantial discount, but not as deep as the 30 year discount rate. Basically it would be equivalent to paying $112.00 per year for the mdkBIM bundle for a total of five years.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

Medeek

Version 3.2.9 - 09.14.2023
- Fixed a critical bug with loading wall presets in the wall edit menu (metric and imperial).

It was actually two bugs in two separate places but it impacted the same thing, again strange that no one noticed this bug until now or at least it was not fully brought to my attention until today.  Both bugs were simple typos, an easy fix.  This did not affect the wall draw menu and loading presets, only the edit menu.  I highly recommend everyone update their installation to this latest version.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

Medeek

To better fill the gaps in the mdkBIM Multi-year licensing I've decided to offer one additional licensing price point.  The three permanent licensing options (multi-year) are:

5 Year - $560.00  (Discount Code:  MDK5YEAR)
10 Year - $770.00  (Discount Code:  MDK10YEAR)
30 Year - $980.00  (Discount Code:  MDKLIFE)

Each price point offers a progressively steeper discount as the number of years of licensing increases.

To purchase a lifetime license, login to the Account Manager and then click on the mdkBIM icon.  Click on purchase mdkBIM Suite, then enter in one of the discount codes above.  You will notice that the price will adjusted accordingly and the expiration update date will also reflect the multi-year license.

As mentioned previously if a multi-year license is purchased I am also willing to thrown in the Electrical plugin license at no additional cost and its license will also reflect the same number of years as whatever multi-year option was chosen.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

Medeek

Version 3.3.0 - 09.21.2023
- Moved the Geometry Markers section from the General tab to the Walls tab in the Global Settings.
- Added a geometry marker size parameter to the Walls tab of the Global Settings.

The General tab of the Global Settings has become too large (or cluttered) and it made sense to move the geometry markers to the Walls tab.  I also received a number of requests about making the geometry markers larger.  So I figured, why not let the user customize them to the size they would like.

Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

Medeek

Version 3.3.1 - 09.27.2023
- Fixed a bug with the labeling algorithm for the molding module.
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Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.

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Version 3.3.2 - 10.10.2023
- Added the Draw Wall Perimeter tool to the Medeek Wall Tools II toolbar.

(The tool icon was added July 25th, but now it actually works)

Tutorial 42 - Wall Perimeter Tool (5:28 min.)

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