Truss Calculators

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

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#1026
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.

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


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

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

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Version 3.0.1 - 08.08.2021
- Fixed a bug with the edit menu for common trusses and custom materials.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer


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

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Just a reminder that all of the Truss plugin tutorial videos are listed here:

http://design.medeek.com/resources/medeektrussplugin.html#Videos
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

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

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Version 3.0.4 - 10.23.2021
- Added error checking code into various HTML menus for roof and wall materials.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer


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

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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.







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

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Version 3.0.7 - 01.25.2022
- Added energy/raised heels for 4/2 scissor trusses (1 variant: vertical w/ strut).

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

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Version 3.0.8 - 01.29.2022
- Added ceiling gypsum and ceiling battens to all floor assemblies.



I am still working on the new floor plugin however in the meantime it was not difficult to add the gypsum option to the existing floor truss/joist module.

This feature added per customer request.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

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Version 3.0.9 - 02.09.2022
- Enabled soffit and fascia for hip truss sets.
- Fixed a minor bug with the hip truss set module.
- Removed the Gutter Extension parameter from the hip truss set edit menu.

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


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Version 3.1.0 - 02.10.2022
- Enabled customizable colors for system materials for complex roofs: Outline and Geometry.

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

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Version 3.1.1 - 02.13.2022
- Enabled advanced options for mono scissor trusses.
- Enabled the "Edit Truss Assembly" function for all mono scissor trusses (imperial and metric units).



Also note that one can adjust the bottom chord pitch to be the same as the top chord pitch and with a raised heel (ie. 24") you can effectively create shed roof parallel chord trusses:

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

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Version 3.1.2 - 02.15.2022
- Enabled MPC wood blocking panels for common trusses.



If your heel height exceeds 15" and you have selected "Vertical" heel blocking as your orientation, then rather than solid blocks the plugin will now insert MPC blocking panels instead.

I still need to enable heel blocking and blocking panels for various other truss types and also make this available for rafter roofs as well.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer

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Version 3.1.3 - 04.10.2022
- Enabled 3D roof and wall cladding materials for monopitch trusses.
- Fixed a bug with the valley set detection option.



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

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Version 3.1.4 - 04.27.2022
- Fixed a minor bug with the advanced options for scissor trusses.
- Updated the scissor truss module so that raised heel trusses are properly rendered/drawn.

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

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Version 3.1.5 - 05.07.2022
- Enabled 3D roof and wall cladding materials for attic trusses.

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


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Version 3.1.6 - 06.05.2022
- Enabled ceiling insulation for common trusses: Batt, Blown-in.
- Enabled ceiling insulation for monopitch trusses: Batt, Blown-in.
- Added an insulation layer in the global settings.







I still have a lot of work with regards to insulation and numerous other truss types and rafter roofs.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.
Designer, Programmer and Engineer