Truss Calculators

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Tutorial 28: Drawing Complex Gable Roofs (4:16 min.)

Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

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Version 3.3.5 - 10.06.2023
- Sheathing Vertical Offset parameters added for common and monopitch trusses.
- Cladding Vertical Offset parameters added for common and monopitch trusses.





By customer request.

This feature is already implemented within the Wall plugin so it is about time that I bring the Truss plugin up to speed as well.  I think these four parameters are self explanatory enough that I don't need a tutorial video but if I do please let me know.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer


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Tutorial 29: Vertical Offset of Sheathing and Cladding (13:26 min.)

Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

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I still need to come up with a good porch module for wrap around porches and the like, but in the meantime with some careful use of the SUBTRACT function one can get pretty close:





The model can be viewed here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/64c6616c-bbfb-4323-98da-e6c60fa3a522/Wrap-Around-Porch
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

Medeek

Version 3.3.6 - 10.20.2023
- Sheathing Vertical Offset parameters added for attic trusses.
- Cladding Vertical Offset parameters added attic trusses.
- Wall Cladding Gap parameter added for common, monopitch and attic trusses.



The wall cladding gap parameter was added to bring the Truss plugin inline more with the Wall plugin.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer


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Version 3.3.7 - 10.29.2023
- Enabled the "Edit Truss Assembly" function for symmetric cathedral trusses (imperial and metric units).
- Added ceiling gypsum for symmetric cathedral trusses.
- Fixed a minor bug with parellel chord trusses.

Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

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Version 3.3.9 - 12.30.2023
- Updated and improved the license verification module.
- Disabled redundant logging to improve plugin performance.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

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Version 3.4.0 - 01.11.2024
- Added a "Primitive" option to the roof framing parameter within the Draw and Edit menus for the following rafter roofs: Gable, Shed, Shed (with ledger), Hip.
- Added lower pitches to the draw menus for the following rafter roofs: Gable, Shed, Shed (with ledger), Hip.

Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

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Version 3.4.1 - 04.18.2024
- Fixed a compatibility bug with SketchUp 2024 while maintaining compatibility with previous versions of SketchUp.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer


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Version 3.4.2 - 04.23.2024
- Fixed a compatibility bug with SketchUp 2024 (Fixnum & Bignum) while maintaining backward compatibility with previous versions of SketchUp.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

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Version 3.4.3 - 04.30.2024
- Added ceiling gypsum for tray and coffer trusses.
- Enabled the "Edit Truss Assembly" function for tray and coffer trusses (imperial and metric units).
- Enabled labels for tray and coffer trusses.
- Updated the license verification system with a more secure and improved algorithm.

Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

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Version 3.4.4 - 05.02.2024
- Added ceiling gypsum for cambered and mono cathedral trusses.
- Enabled the "Edit Truss Assembly" function for cambered and mono cathedral trusses (imperial and metric units).
- Enabled labels for cambered and mono cathedral trusses.
- Fixed some minor bugs for mono cathedral trusses.



Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

Medeek

Version 3.4.5 - 05.10.2024
- Enabled ceiling insulation for shed rafter roofs: Batt, Blown-in.
- Enabled ceiling insulation for gable rafter roofs: Batt, Blown-in.
- Enabled ceiling insulation for hip rafter roofs: Batt, Blown-in.
- Enabled the "Edit Truss Assembly" function for all flat trusses (imperial and metric units).





Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

Medeek

Version 3.4.6 - 05.16.2024
- Enabled sheathing, cladding, ridge cap and labels for dual pitch trusses.
- Updated the polynesian truss so layers and materials are properly assigned.
- Enabled the "Edit Truss Assembly" function for dual pitch trusses (imperial and metric units).
- Enabled the "Edit Truss Assembly" function for polynesian trusses (imperial and metric units).
- Enabled the "Edit Truss Assembly" function for bowstring trusses (imperial and metric units).
- Enabled the "Edit Truss Assembly" function for bow barrel trusses (imperial and metric units).



The edit and regen functions have now been enabled for all active truss types within the plugin.  However I still have four truss types that need to be setup and activated. 
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer


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Version 3.4.7 - 05.23.2024
- Enabled Roof Connections between complex roofs, rafter roofs, truss roofs and solid groups.
- Added the "Configure Roof Connection" feature to the edit menu for complex, rafter and truss roofs.

This is not a completely new feature however the configuration capability introduced (and the level of granularity achievable) is new and somewhat experimental at this point.  I'm sure it will take a few updates and versions before all the issues are worked out and all the necessary refinement is achieved.

Also note that that not all rafter roofs and not all truss types have this feature enabled yet.  The following rafter roofs have been enabled:

- Gable
- Shed
- Shed w/ Ledger

The following truss types have been enabled:

- Common
- Monopitch
- Scissor
- Attic
- Tail Bearing
- Symmetric Cathedral
- Cathedral
- Parallel Chord

More to come soon...
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

Medeek

Version 3.4.8 - 05.25.2024
- Enabled Roof Connections for the following additional truss types: tray, monocathedral, cambered, monoscissor and coffer.
- Enabled Roof Connections for hip and dutch gable rafter roofs.
- Enabled the "Edit Roof Assembly" function for dutch gable rafter roofs (imperial and metric units).
- Enabled the following 3D roof cladding material for dutch gable rafter roofs: Metal.



Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

Medeek

Tutorial 30: General Roof Connections (16:54 min.)


Please email me any feedback or suggestions on this new feature.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

Medeek

Version 3.4.9 - 05.26.2024
- Enabled "vaulted" ceiling insulation for gable rafter roofs (symmetric and asymmetric): Batt, Blown-in.
- Added "vaulted" ceiling gypsum to gable rafter roofs.
- Enabled "flat" ceiling gypsum for gable rafter roofs with ceiling joists option enabled.









Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

Medeek

Version 3.5.0 - 05.26.2024
- Enabled "flat" ceiling gypsum for dutch gable rafter roofs.
- Enabled "flat" ceiling gypsum for hip rafter roofs.
- Fixed a bug with the global settings for rafter and truss roofs when the layer/tags option is turned off.





**CRITICAL BUG FIX!**
Version 3.4.7 introduced a bug for both rafter and truss roofs when the layers/tags option is turned off.  This release fixes that bug.  I highly recommend that everyone download this latest update to correct this bug.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

Medeek

Version 3.5.2 - 05.30.2024
- Enabled ceiling insulation for floor trusses: Batt, Blown-in.
- Enabled ceiling insulation for I-Joist and Lumber floors: Batt, Blown-in.
- Fixed a bug with ceiling gypsum for inset floors (I-joist and Lumber).
- Fixed a minor bug with joist hangers for common lumber sizes for inset floors.







Honestly I didn't want to spend too much time updating this module since the new Floor plugin will supersede it, however since I do intend on retaining it within the Truss plugin for the foreseeable future, I thought it best to bring it up to speed with the other truss assemblies, and add the insulation option.

Some of these updates seem small now and very incremental however they all take time and energy and they usually involve fairly tedious updates to the attribute library code and the HTML menus.

The Truss plugin overall probably still has the most work that needs to be done of all the plugins.  Compared to the Wall plugin this plugin has many partially finished tools and features and still certain trusses that are missing advanced options.  The work will go on.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer


Medeek

Version 3.5.3 - 06.09.2024
- Enabled a feature to selectively remove specific trusses from floor truss assemblies.
- Enabled a feature to selectively remove specific joists from I-joist and lumber floor assemblies.



Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

Medeek

Version 3.5.4 - 06.15.2024
- Fixed a bug introduced in Version 3.4.7 for all rafter and truss roofs.

!! Critical Bug Fix !!
Note that this bug only reveals itself if you have the sub-fascia for the truss or rafter roof turned off.  This bug applies to both truss and rafter roofs (gable).
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer