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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #900 on: September 09, 2021, 12:07:38 pm »
Version 2.4.1b - 09.09.2021
- Changed the wall justification hotkey/option from the "Tab" key to the "Alt" key (Option key) for rectangular, shed, gable and hip draw wall tools.
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #901 on: September 10, 2021, 11:46:07 pm »
I am pleased with the continual and steady progress made on the Wall plugin over the course of this summer.  In light of this recent progress and in hopes of allowing more users access to the features of the plugins  I will be immediately offering 10% off of the mdkBIM bundle price using the coupon code LABORDAY21. (Sept. 11, 2021 thru Sept. 30, 2021).

This will reduce the bundle price from $280.00 USD to $252.00 USD. This promo code is also valid when purchasing the Wall plugin separately as well as the Electrical plugin. The offer ends on Sept. 30th and no rain checks will issued thereafter.

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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #902 on: September 14, 2021, 08:12:32 pm »
Matt Donley did a great job on putting this video together.  A concise but very informative presentation:

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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #903 on: September 14, 2021, 09:11:24 pm »
I've been giving the "wall sandwich" thing some serious thought the last couple of days and I think I can implement a workable system however it will drastically change the way I am currently doing things as well as break any sort of backwards compatibility with previous versions of the plugin and their models.

In the global settings I will probably have a select number of options you can choose from to build your custom wall sandwich (I will also have some standard ones pre-defined).  Interior and Exterior walls will be different in that you cannot use wainscot and cladding with interior walls.  Interior walls can be asymmetric with this new system so you can have different layers specified on each sides of the wall, unlike the current system which limits interior walls to symmetric configurations only.

Exterior Walls:

Ext. Side:

- Wainscot
- Cladding 1
- Cladding 2
- Airgap 1, 2, 3 etc...
- Sheathing 1
- Sheathing 2
- Insul 1

Int. Side:

- Gypsum 1
- Gypsum 2
- Gypsum 3
- Airgap 1,2, 3 etc...
- Sheathing 1
- Sheathing 2
- Insul 1

Interior Walls:

Ext. Side:

- Gypsum 1
- Gypsum 2
- Gypsum 3
- Airgap 1,2, 3 etc...
- Sheathing 1
- Sheathing 2
- Insul 1

Int. Side:

- Gypsum 1
- Gypsum 2
- Gypsum 3
- Airgap 1,2, 3 etc...
- Sheathing 1
- Sheathing 2
- Insul 1

The actual layering can be in any order except for wainscot which will always be the outermost layer on an ext. wall.  I'm not sure that two layers of cladding are really needed for an ext. wall but I'm just throwing it out there for now and see what sticks.

As far as the framing/wall solid is concerned I only plan on having one layer for framing, if I were to change that up to a variable number of framing layers things would get very complicated with regards to corner configurations so it is best to not get too ambitious.

The items shown are all of the possible layers for each side of the wall in question, one could theoretically enable all of them or none of them, and the number of air gaps is probably not limited.

Am I missing anything?  Thoughts? 

Your feedback now is important, once I install/implement a new wall sandwich system it will be more difficult to fundamentally change it from the form it originally takes.
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #904 on: September 25, 2021, 08:47:24 am »
Version 2.4.2 - 09.25.2021
- Enabled a boolean union option for window and door trim.
- Added a "Union all Trim" parameter to the Door Trim Options within the global settings.
- Added a "Union all Trim" parameter to the Window Trim Options within the global settings.







For presentation purposes (ie. elevation views) some designers and architects would prefer to show the window and door trim without each board delineated.
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #905 on: September 26, 2021, 11:23:13 pm »
I had some requests for "header" trimmers lately:



Thoughts?
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #906 on: September 27, 2021, 01:06:08 am »
Version 2.4.2b - 09.27.2021
- Enabled a boolean union option for garage door trim.
- Added a "Union all Trim" parameter to the Garage Door Trim Options within the global settings.



Somehow I failed to consider that this same feature might also be needed for garage doors on the first go around.
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #907 on: October 02, 2021, 10:01:05 am »
Version 2.4.3 - 10.02.2021
- Fixed a minor bug within the subtractive geometry module.
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #908 on: October 03, 2021, 09:15:22 am »
Tutorial 23 - Wall Corners (15:41 min.)

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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #909 on: October 04, 2021, 11:36:44 am »
Version 2.4.3b - 10.04.2021
- Fixed a bug with pocket doors.
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #910 on: October 09, 2021, 03:13:53 pm »
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #911 on: October 12, 2021, 11:19:08 am »
Version 2.4.4 - 10.12.2021
- Fixed a minor bug with trapezoid and pentagon windows when utilized with the "No Framing" mode.
- Enabled an option for "zero" start and end wall studs for all wall types.

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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #912 on: October 18, 2021, 08:01:48 am »
First look at a couple of multi-ply stud walls:



Now I just need to do some further testing to make sure all of the other algorithms work correctly with this type of stud configuration (ie. windows, doors, insulation, blocking).
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #913 on: October 18, 2021, 05:02:59 pm »
Version 2.4.5 - 10.19.2021
- Added a "Stud Ply" parameter to the Walls tab of the global settings.
- Enabled double and triple ply studs for rectangular walls.]





**!!! WARNING !!!**
This update will require that the user delete and recreate their wall presets for rectangular walls.  This update does not affect other wall presets or door and window presets.
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Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Reply #914 on: October 21, 2021, 07:46:20 am »
Previously I was issuing educational licenses for the mdkBIM suite at no charge however the shear volume of licenses has begun to overwhelm me and take up too much time (manual license creation).

I've now created an easier system to manage which allows me to quickly issue an educational discount code to the student or educator after receiving their credentials or verification.

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