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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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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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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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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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Version 2.0.9 - 05.07.2021
- Improved the "hide wall lines" feature for all wall types: rectangular, gable, shed and hip.

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When a wall tees into another wall the “hide wall lines” algorithm does not remove those lines.

I’m fixing that algorithm so that all the top plate lines/edges are hidden and you end up with a result like this:


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Version 2.0.8c - 05.06.2021
- Minor update to the window draw and edit menus.
- Customized the wireframe preview for the Trapezoid and Pentagon window geometry.

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Tutorial 20 - Trapezoid and Pentagon Windows (16:59 min.)


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Version 2.0.8b - 05.06.2021
- Fixed a bug with exterior trim and wainscoting for trapezoid and pentagon windows.



***** CRITICAL BUG FIX *****
If you are using either trapezoid or pentagon windows with exterior trim or wainscoting this is a critical bug fix.  It is highly recommended to upgrade to this latest release to address this issue.

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Version 2.0.8 - 05.05.2021
- Added pentagon windows to the window draw and edit menus for all wall types: rectangular, gable, shed and hip.
- Added isoceles/equilateral triangle windows to the window draw and edit menus for all wall types: rectangular, gable, shed and hip.

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First look at a gable wall with a combination of rectangular, trapezoid and pentagon windows:









This type of gable wall would probably be used with a scissor truss set where the bottom pitch of the truss set aligns with the pitch/slope of the windows.

View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/a2c88ea3-bd95-40cd-883e-56c407edc433/Window-Wall-2

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First look at pentagon windows with the various casing options:


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