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#11
Owner-Builder Projects / Re: 20 x 30 cabin on the Illin...
Last post by Eclour87 - July 01, 2024, 10:07:54 AM
I'm finally getting around to posting some update pictures.  It's only been 8 years!  Life happens, but we're still at it!    We built the majority of the structure in the summer of 2017.  Since then, we've been slowly, yet distractedly working on finishing it between job changes, moving, the pandemic, etc.  Anyway, hope folks enjoy the pictures!
#12
Referral Links / Re: Truss Calculators
Last post by Medeek - July 01, 2024, 01:23:39 AM
The new Rafter Roof menu should be a bit more visual and intuitive for selecting the appropriate roof type:

#13
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 30, 2024, 02:25:30 AM
Version 3.6.8b - 06.30.24
- Updated the built-in ICF materials to include the manufacturer's logo.
- Added the follwing Simpson post base: ABW44.



#14
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 29, 2024, 04:27:32 AM
Version 3.6.8 - 06.28.2024
- Added the following built-in ICF (block) materials: Nudura, Fox Blocks.
- Added the following Simpson column bases to the post module: CPT44Z, CPT66Z, CPT88Z



#15
Referral Links / Re: Foundation Plugin for Sket...
Last post by Medeek - June 28, 2024, 03:18:26 AM
Version 2.0.0 - 06.27.2024
- Fixed a bug in the rebar module for stemwall step assemblies.
- Added the following Simpson column bases to the built-in library: CPT44Z, CPT66Z, CPT88Z

#16
General Forum / Re: Building advice
Last post by nearlygel - June 27, 2024, 08:33:59 PM
Hi Cory! My partner and I built our own cabin a few years ago, and it was quite the adventure. If you decide to build yourself, it could be a fun project, especially if you enjoy hands-on work. Private milling is a great idea to reduce costs. Just make sure to plan thoroughly and maybe get a few quotes from local milling services.
#17
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 27, 2024, 02:44:08 AM
Version 3.6.7 - 06.27.2024
- Updated the post module to include multi-part installations for Simpson heavy angles (post cap).
- Added the following Simpson heavy angles to the post module: HL33, HL35, HL35G, HL37, HL37G, HL43, HL46, HL46G, HL49, HL49G, HL53,HL55, HL55G, HL57, HL57G, HL73, HL76, HL76G, HL79, HL79G

#18
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 25, 2024, 06:09:36 PM
Version 3.6.6b - 06.24.2024 thru 06.25.2024

- Fixed a minor bug with the post cap positioning algorithm.
- Added the following Simpson post cap: APL6

#19
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 25, 2024, 03:49:54 AM
Version 3.6.6 - 06.24.2024
- Added hardware (caps and bases) options to the post module.
- Updated the material/color parameter for (exterior) wall trim to include custom materials.
#20
Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Okanogan 14x24 by a lurker...
Last post by OlJarhead - June 24, 2024, 07:05:26 AM
and the latest...