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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #650 on: April 26, 2021, 10:06:50 PM »
First look at some trapezoid picture windows:

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #651 on: April 27, 2021, 10:21:39 AM »
Only the “perimeter” grille style needed modification for the trapezoid window:

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #652 on: April 27, 2021, 01:23:00 PM »
First look at exterior trim with trapezoid windows:



The good news is that the various window modules (eg. window installation, trim, casing etc...) are independent of the wall type so enabling trapezoid windows for the various gable wall types should now proceed relatively quickly.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #653 on: April 27, 2021, 07:36:57 PM »
First look at interior casing with trapezoid windows (Style A, B, and C):



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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #654 on: April 28, 2021, 04:13:28 PM »
First look at trapezoid windows within a gable wall:





Notice how the right most window has it's header pushed up against the top plate (no cripples or insulation installed).  To achieve this one must adjust the header height until it is at the correct height since "Raised" headers are not currrently enabled for gable, shed or hip walls.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #655 on: April 29, 2021, 12:30:52 AM »
Version 2.0.6 - 04.29.2021
- Added trapezoid windows to the window draw and edit menus for all wall types: rectangular, gable, shed and hip.



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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/49ff1887-d503-4b19-b9a4-2b30c1487c29/Trapezoid-Windows
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #656 on: April 29, 2021, 08:57:41 PM »
Version 2.0.6b - 04.29.2021
- Added triangle windows to the window draw and edit menus for all wall types: rectangular, gable, shed and hip.
- Added the "Total Window Height" callout to the trapezoid window's section of the window draw and edit menus.







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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #657 on: April 30, 2021, 02:53:19 PM »
Version 2.0.6c - 04.30.2021
- Fixed a critical bug with the shutter module.

***** CRITICAL FIX *****
If you downloaded and installed Version 2.0.6b then you will want to immediately uninstall and download Version 2.0.6c.  The previous version introduced a minor bug to the shutter module which will causes errors with any windows that have shutters.  Installation of Version 2.0.6c is highly recommended.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #658 on: April 30, 2021, 07:12:50 PM »
I am very excited with the solid progress made on the Wall plugin these last few weeks and months, especially with the recent addition of both trapezoid and triangular windows.  In light of the recent progress and in hopes of allowing more users access to the features of the plugins  I will be immediately offering 40% off of the mdkBIM bundle price using the coupon code MOTHERSDAY21. (May 1, 2021 thru May 10, 2021).

This will reduce the bundle price from $170.00 USD to $102.00 USD. This promo code does not apply to any of the extensions purchased separately or to the electrical plugin. The offer ends on May 10th and no rain checks will issued thereafter.

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #659 on: May 01, 2021, 02:54:00 PM »
Version 2.0.7 - 05.01.2021
- Fixed a bug with the tee intersection gypsum cutout algorithm for shed walls.



A similar fix will probably be required for gable and hips walls but I haven't dug into that section of the code just yet.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #660 on: May 01, 2021, 08:50:03 PM »
Version 2.0.7b - 05.01.2021
- Fixed a bug with the tee intersection gypsum cutout algorithm for gable and hip walls.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #661 on: May 03, 2021, 12:52:49 PM »
Here is an interesting framing situation.  You have two internal walls that tee into a wall which has a pocket door that bisects the tee:



Overall no major problems the three walls can be configured correctly with "tee" intersections and the offset can be set to 1.75" for the two tee walls so that they meet properly at the top plate.

The only issue is the that the gypsum backer studs are drawn full length and should be truncated at the header (hence the clash).  The offending gypsum backer is colored red in the screenshot.

The manual work around is to use the Trim Tool (Medeek Truss) and quickly trim the gypsum backers.  I will have to examine this situation further and see if some additional logic can remedy this clash.  This is not a huge deal breaker/ hot item in my opinion but it is a special framing case that needs a second look.

The other obvious (simple) solution is to turn off the tee intersection backers in the global settings but this is really not a good option since it will disable the gypsum backers for all the walls in the model, not just this one.

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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ea326739-09ef-4bc6-98d7-d448ee3055c4/Pocket-Door-with-Tee-Intersections?tab=general
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #662 on: May 03, 2021, 07:47:32 PM »
First look at "Pentagon" windows:



Note that if one sets the window height to zero you can also achieve an isosceles or equilateral triangle window (the degenerate cases).

Since I'm fresh on windows right now I thought that it might be the opportune time to add in the pentagon picture window as well, one less monkey on my back.  The only other significant window missing is probably the quarter circle.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #663 on: May 04, 2021, 07:37:29 AM »
Pentagon window with "Perimeter" style grill:

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #664 on: May 04, 2021, 12:07:23 PM »
First look at exterior trim with a Pentagon window:

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #665 on: May 04, 2021, 03:04:12 PM »
First look at pentagon windows with the various casing options:

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #666 on: May 04, 2021, 04:11:52 PM »
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.

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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/a2c88ea3-bd95-40cd-883e-56c407edc433/Window-Wall-2
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #667 on: May 04, 2021, 08:51:11 PM »
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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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #668 on: May 06, 2021, 12:48:08 AM »
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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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #669 on: May 06, 2021, 11:02:35 AM »
Tutorial 20 - Trapezoid and Pentagon Windows (16:59 min.)

https://youtu.be/Bh4AhSVOl7c
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #670 on: May 06, 2021, 01:26:31 PM »
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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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #671 on: May 06, 2021, 08:41:39 PM »
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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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #672 on: May 07, 2021, 12:00:33 AM »
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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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #673 on: May 08, 2021, 01:28:08 PM »
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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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #674 on: May 08, 2021, 10:47:49 PM »
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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