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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #75 on: June 06, 2017, 06:22:53 AM »
Tell me more about plumbing or other features you would like to see with this plugin.  I still have a number of things I would like to add but I am slowly chipping away at the todo list.
At this point I'd be no help to you there. I haven't begun to research the plumbing aspect of our build which is still well down the road.

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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #76 on: June 10, 2017, 07:53:21 PM »
Tutorial 1:

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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #77 on: June 11, 2017, 06:05:36 PM »
Version 1.1.4 - 06.11.2017
- Added pre-drawn face outline tool for stemwall and slab-on-grade foundations and slabs.

You can now click on a face (any closed polygon shape) and the plugin will generate the appropriate stemwall, SOG or slab.
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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #78 on: July 18, 2017, 04:57:01 PM »
Version 1.1.5 - 07.18.2017
- Fixed bug with slab reinforcement for Slab-on-Grade foundations (Polygon, Face).
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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #79 on: August 04, 2017, 04:45:29 AM »
Amazing work. I'm just learning Sketchup, but I'm sure this will be one of my purchases as soon as I get a little better. Working through several tutorials on general usage.

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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #80 on: April 19, 2018, 09:55:58 AM »
A new tutorial by NSM Construction.



Hopefully this helps.  I apologize I have not been able to find the time to put more effort into the user manual.
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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #81 on: July 10, 2018, 05:51:36 PM »
Version 1.1.6 - 07.10.2018
- Updated the licensing and registration system, added a license tab to the global settings.
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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #82 on: July 18, 2018, 05:45:42 PM »
Version 1.1.6b - 07.18.2018
- Fixed a bug in the updated registration system.

This is a critical update, the recently release version 1.1.6 will not allow the registration of the serial number.
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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #83 on: October 26, 2018, 08:12:29 AM »
Todo list for the foundation plugin:

- Parametrics (things get a little tricky for complex footprints [non-rectangular slabs and stemwalls], this will take some thought)

- Window and Door openings in foundation walls.

- Ability to cut holes into slabs

- Isolated Post/Footing Module

- Blockouts in stem walls for doors/garage doors

- Floor drains in slabs.

- Switching to all HTML menus with tooltips/thumbnails

- Custom materials (similar to the truss and wall plugins)

- Step down foundation stem walls for sloping sites (fully parametric, this will also be a challenge).

- Adding more defaults into the global settings.

- Raft and Waffle foundations.

- The current method of inserting (one) strip footing is very limiting.  This whole methodology needs to be reworked into something which allows any number of strip footings.

Let me know if I am missing something on this list.

The potential complexity of this plugin could easily rival the wall and truss plugins the more I think about it, again lots to do and never enough time to accomplish it all.  Sometimes I think my ideas are much too big for my capacity.
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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #84 on: December 14, 2018, 02:33:42 PM »
I've been giving this plugin some more thought now that I well versed with making my other plugins parametric.

The one area that is intriguing to me right now is the ability to make a complex outline parametric.

My concept or idea on how to make this work would be to have a context menu item which allows the user to right click on the foundation (ie. slab-on-grade) and choose to edit "foundation outline". A html menu would open up with the option to cancel or save changes.

The points that define the foundation outline are actually stored in the attribute library.  The tool would create a temporary group and then create a temporary outline (edges) within that group, while greying out the rest of the model.

The user could then modify, delete or create any edges (lines) they like, so long as the edges (points) form a complete, closed loop.  (When the user clicks save the plugin would first do some error checking to make sure that the updated outline forms a valid loop.)

Once the user is done editing they can click the save button and the new points are saved into the attribute library, the temp group and its contents is deleted.  The user is returned back to the root of model and the foundation is regenerated.
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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #85 on: December 21, 2018, 04:41:42 AM »
Version 1.1.8 - 12.21.2018
- Enabled temporary (construction) dimensions for all foundation types.
- Added a section in the General tab of the global settings for configuring construction dimensions.
- Licensee name now appears in the License tab of the Global Settings when plugin is registered.
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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #86 on: December 28, 2018, 04:08:06 PM »
Version 1.1.8b - 12.28.2018
- Fixed bug in the registration/licensing module.
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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #87 on: January 02, 2019, 12:22:10 AM »
Callouts (label, area, volume) are now working for the  Slab-on-Grade foundation type (rectangle, polygon and face):



Now I just need to add the stats tabe into the attributes and then we can also bring this data into the Medeek Estimator module.

I think it would also be useful to quantify the rebar and provide the size (dia.) and total lineal feet for each size used.  For the wires mesh I'm assuming that number would be a sqft (area) but I'm not sure whether to provide the area which includes my (inside) offset or just the total area of the slab itself. 

Anchor bolts are easy (size and qty.)

All also have the FPSF option which includes foam around the perimeter of the foundation.  I'm assuming this number would probably be the thickness and sqft (area)?

Note that the area dimension is the total area of the slab per its outer perimeter, so a garage curb will not change this number.
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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #88 on: January 03, 2019, 12:16:40 AM »
Version 1.1.9 - 01.03.2019
- Foundation and Footing labels option added to the General tab of the Global Settings.
- Foundation and Footing label prefixes can be customized in the General tab of the Global Settings.
- Foundation labels enabled for slab-on-grade foundations.
- When construction callouts are enabled the overall area and volume (concrete) of the foundation is displayed beneath foundation label (currently only slab-on-grade foundation assemblies have this feature available).
- Added customizable colors for lumber, PT Lumber and labels within the Materials tab of the Global Settings.
- Added additional layers for dimensions, annotations, 2d geometry, building code and engineering.

The customizable colors for the lumber (PT) will not take affect until I update the stemwall module.  Currently the color of the lumber is still hard coded into this module.

I am also working on an update to the Medeek Estimator which will then allow the user to quantify foundations as well as roof and wall assemblies.

So far I have the concrete, rebar, and anchor bolts queued up for analysis in the estimator module.  I will need to still work on adding in the insulation (foam) for the FPSF option.  The first foundation type that will be made available in the estimator is the slab-on-grade.  Once I am satisfied with the integration between the two plugins I will continue to flesh out the rest of the foundation types.

The bigger issue right now is the lack of parametrics for this plugin.  With the addition of the attribute library I am one step closer to making this happen.  There is really nothing special that needs to happen it is just a matter of pulling together the HTML menus and other tedious tasks within the Ruby code.

I apologize that it has taken this long to begin to address the parametrics issue.  As can be seen in the changelog I had a burst of activity in 2017 and then only recently began to slowly process other updates. 

http://design.medeek.com/resources/foundationpluginchangelog.html

Most of my time has been spent on the other two plugins but it is my goal this year to bring this plugin up to par with the other two.
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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #89 on: January 06, 2019, 05:29:39 PM »
Version 1.2.0 - 01.06.2019
- License expiration date now appears in the License tab of the Global Settings when plugin is registered.

Estimating data for slab-on-grade foundations is now available with Version 0.9.9w of the Wall plugin.
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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #90 on: January 20, 2019, 08:17:03 AM »
Version 1.2.1 - 01.20.2019
- Fixed a bug in the license and registration module.
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Re: Foundation Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #91 on: March 15, 2019, 02:36:20 PM »
Version 1.2.3 - 03.15.2019
- Updated toolbar icons to be compatible with 4k (UHD) resolution monitors.
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