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mdkBIM Tutorial 1: Modeling a Two Car Detached Garage (41:14 min.)



A few issues popped out during the making of this tutorial:

1.) Portal frame holdown placement, custom deletion and redundancy, feedback required.
2.) Wall copy tool did not copy the insulation option setting.
3.) The insulation algorithm seems inconsistent when dealing with tee intersections.

View garage model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/58091575-f451-4c3e-af1c-934b28cecefe/Garage-4
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Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on August 04, 2021, 02:44:52 pm »
Version 2.2.8 - 08.04.2021
- Fixed a bug with blocking and insulation for portal frame garage doors within rectangular walls.



Portal frames add a good deal of complexity to the framing, blocking and insulation.  Some of the details were not completely worked out previously.  I think I now have most if not all of these issues addressed. 

I also may need to spend some additional time on the holdown placement when multiple portal frames are adjacent to each other like in the example shown.
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Version 1.7.5 - 08.04.2021
- Fixed a bug with the stemwall blockout tool.
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Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on August 03, 2021, 11:02:08 am »
Version 2.2.7 - 08.03.2021
- Added insulation to the Medeek Estimator for rectangular walls.

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Medeek Truss Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Truss Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on August 02, 2021, 11:56:07 pm »
Version 3.0.0 - 08.03.2021
- Fixed a minor bug with the rafter framing module for complex roofs.
- Adjusted the tool tips within the HTML edit menu for common trusses.
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Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on August 01, 2021, 03:13:24 am »
Version 2.2.6 - 08.01.2021
- Fixed a minor bug with tee intersections for all wall types.
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Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on July 31, 2021, 12:40:33 am »
Tutorial 22 - Wall Copy Tool (6:21 min.)

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Medeek Wall Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Wall Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on July 27, 2021, 11:34:56 pm »
Stacked windows and doors have been a topic a few times on this thread and I have incrementally improved the algorithms so that the plugin can deal with them.

However there still exists the situation where you have openings stacked that are not aligned or possibly the same size:



My feeling is one should avoid this type of situation in ones design but apparently it comes up often enough that I find myself fielding questions on how best to deal with this type of configuration.  Currently the easiest way to deal with it is to use the Trim and Split tool available in Truss plugin so that you end up with something like this:



The problem with this is that we are now back to manual edits and we lose the parametrics of the plugin, so the solution is not really acceptable for many, myself included.

1.) My first question is how common is this sort of thing and is it something I should worry about?  No point in spending a lot of time on a specific framing situation that is only the concern of less that 5% of the user base.

2.) The next question assuming that question #1 is the affirmative is how best to frame out this sort of situation.  Is what I have in the second screenshot the correct way to handle this?
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Medeek Truss Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Truss Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on July 26, 2021, 11:02:02 pm »
Most of my time is actually spent debugging or looking for ways to break the plugins (instabilities etc...)

I found one small minor issue this morning when I generated this roof (I will issue the fix later today or tomorrow):





The module is surprisingly robust even with more intensive roofs however the draw and edit time required for this geometry is noticeable on my ten year old PC.  My youngest son keeps telling me to update to a newer machine with a better graphics card but I figure the older machine actually helps me keep my code lean and efficient.

View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/a245116e-88cd-4b5f-9536-cc060a43ce63/Complex-Rafters-3
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Medeek Truss Plugin / Re: Development and Updates for the Medeek Truss Plugin
« Last post by Medeek on July 25, 2021, 10:34:29 am »
Version 2.9.9 - 07.25.2021
- Enabled the rafter framing module for complex roofs.

I am releasing this update so that users can begin testing out the rafter framing module, however be warned that it is still missing many features and is technically in a BETA state right now as I sort out some of the details and finer points.

Please send bug details or other concerns directly to my email address, nathan@medeek.com.

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