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Re: Truss Calculators
« Reply #1025 on: July 25, 2021, 08:31:59 AM »
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Re: Truss Calculators
« Reply #1026 on: July 25, 2021, 04:34:12 PM »
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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Re: Truss Calculators
« Reply #1027 on: July 27, 2021, 05:01:41 AM »
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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Re: Truss Calculators
« Reply #1028 on: August 03, 2021, 05:56:27 AM »
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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Re: Truss Calculators
« Reply #1029 on: August 08, 2021, 11:34:39 AM »
Version 3.0.1 - 08.08.2021
- Fixed a bug with the edit menu for common trusses and custom materials.
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Re: Truss Calculators
« Reply #1030 on: August 23, 2021, 07:30:39 PM »
Version 3.0.2 - 08.23.2021
- Fixed a bug with ceiling joists for shed rafter roofs.
- Fixed a bug with rafter roofs with glulam beams that have soffit and fascia enabled.
- Updated the wireframe preview of the draw tool for select rafter and truss roof types.
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Re: Truss Calculators
« Reply #1031 on: August 24, 2021, 01:55:46 PM »
Just a reminder that all of the Truss plugin tutorial videos are listed here:

http://design.medeek.com/resources/medeektrussplugin.html#Videos
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Re: Truss Calculators
« Reply #1032 on: October 02, 2021, 03:51:07 PM »
Version 3.0.3 - 10.02.2021
- Added custom materials to the roof and wall cladding parameters of the Sheathing tab within the Global Settings.
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Re: Truss Calculators
« Reply #1033 on: October 22, 2021, 10:27:06 PM »
Version 3.0.4 - 10.23.2021
- Added error checking code into various HTML menus for roof and wall materials.
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Re: Truss Calculators
« Reply #1034 on: November 03, 2021, 05:16:17 AM »
Version 3.0.5 - 11.03.2021
- Added additional energy/raised heels for double fink truss (2 variants: wedge and slider).

Apparently when I added in the raised heel algorithms for this truss type a couple years ago I only added in the vert with strut option.  It was brought to my attention a couple days ago that the other two options were missing.  I apologize for the delay in making sure all three options were available for this truss type.  We should be good to go now with the double fink truss.
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Re: Truss Calculators
« Reply #1035 on: November 30, 2021, 07:22:51 AM »
Version 3.0.6 - 11.30.2021
- Added ceiling gypsum to shed and shed w/ ledger rafter roofs.
- Enabled ceiling gypsum for all shed rafter roofs with ceiling joists enabled.







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