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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #525 on: July 14, 2020, 06:07:51 PM »
While I am still fresh with gable walls (and the code for this module) I am contemplating getting the hip variant done as well:



I've already got two votes in favor of it (myself and Larry Belk) however I want to put this out to everyone else and find out if it is of any interest, would you use this gable wall type?

It will probably take me about 3 or 4 days to make it happen or I can move on to other items in the list.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #526 on: July 15, 2020, 11:44:42 PM »
Version 1.5.6 - 07.16.2020
- Updated the gable wall module to allow for zero wall height shed walls.
- Added triple single hung windows to the window module.





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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/5d1c193e-2547-4ad3-ae31-25e2762a32e7/Triple-Single-Hung-Window
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #527 on: July 19, 2020, 08:15:02 AM »
So I'm looking at the hip wall again because I've had some further interest in it.

However, I'm trying to figure out the best way to frame the top plates, which variant is preferred:

Version 1:



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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #528 on: July 20, 2020, 12:47:43 PM »
First look at a hip wall with blocking:

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #529 on: July 21, 2020, 04:44:58 AM »
Hip wall with insulation and blocking:

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #530 on: July 21, 2020, 09:04:49 AM »
Hip wall with windows and doors:

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #531 on: July 21, 2020, 07:04:22 PM »
Version 1.5.7 - 07.21.2020
- Enabled the gable wall tool with the ability to draw and edit hip walls.



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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/8707c88c-0874-4c47-8563-f4e4326da53f/Hip-Wall-2
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #532 on: July 22, 2020, 08:33:25 AM »
Version 1.5.7b - 07.22.2020
- Updated the gable wall module to allow for zero wall height hip walls.
- Fixed a bug with the trimming of Simpson Strong-Tie wood shear walls (WSW).






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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #533 on: July 22, 2020, 01:05:14 PM »
Off the beaten path a bit today, had a discussion about engineering and the plugins, so it got me thinking about the engineering module and beams and headers.  Some ideas on representing loads on beams below:



Not sure I like how the distributed loads are represented with a transparent PNG, it might be better to simply draw two connected arrows which represent the extent of the distributed load (start and end points along the length of the beam).

The colors represent different load types (ie. Dead, Live, Snow).

The magnitude will be represented by the height of the arrows and size of the arrow heads.

The loading diagrams will be placed on their own specific layer so they can easily be toggled on an off.

Initially I think it would be best to stick with just rectangular distributed loads, trapezoidal and triangular loads complicate things considerably.  Notice how the loading is placed on the beam such that coincident loads are offset in the Y axis so they can be better visualized and not Z-fight each other.

This would be a significant upgrade to the plugins, allow the user to quickly calculate and check a beam or header, similar to doing a check in Weyerhauser's Forte or any other comparable engineering application.

The output would be something similar to my Beam Calculator here:

https://design.medeek.com/resources/beam/beam_calculator.pl

However the output probably should be less verbose and more compact, similar to the one page output of Forte.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #534 on: July 23, 2020, 10:53:32 AM »
Version 1.5.7c - 07.23.2020
- Fixed a bug with certain wall sheathing materials as applied to gable, hip and shed walls.

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #535 on: August 01, 2020, 12:23:35 PM »
Version 1.5.8 - 08.01.2020
- Fixed a bug with all wall assemblies when auto-assigment of materials is turned off in the global settings.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #536 on: August 02, 2020, 12:56:10 PM »
Version 1.5.8b - 08.02.2020
- Added a semi-transparent polygon fill to the draw wall tool wireframe.
- Added an option for vertical ZIP Systems© 7/16" and 1/2" wall sheathing materials.



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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/752a6027-fd47-42da-88e7-245eed5a5691/Zip-System-Wall-Sheathing-Vert
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #537 on: August 18, 2020, 12:54:53 AM »
Version 1.5.9 - 08.18.2020
- Added the "Basic Options" parameters to the Wall tab of the Global Settings.



I'm not sure why these parameters never got added to the global settings a long time ago but I guess better late than never.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #538 on: August 18, 2020, 04:34:24 PM »
Version 1.5.9b - 08.18.2020
- Fixed a bug with gypsum when applied to the end condition for interior shed walls.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #539 on: August 19, 2020, 01:52:01 AM »
Version 1.5.9c - 08.19.2020
- Fixed a floating point rounding error in the blocking and cavity insulation modules for all walls.



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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #540 on: August 23, 2020, 02:34:26 AM »
Version 1.6.0 - 08.23.2020
- Enabled variable king stud and trimmer stud widths for garage doors (non-portal frame).

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #541 on: August 23, 2020, 02:29:49 PM »
Version 1.6.0b - 08.23.2020
- Added the ability to create, load and delete garage door presets within the Edit and Draw (HTML) Menus.
- Fixed a bug with reading in presets from the door and window edit menus.

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #542 on: August 26, 2020, 11:36:14 AM »
Version 1.6.1 - 08.26.2020
- All gable wall types (gable, hip, shed) now include the option to enter in the wall slope as a pitch or angle.

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #543 on: September 01, 2020, 06:06:01 AM »
For completeness I think it would be a good idea to add the option for arched garage doors and dutch corners.  The algorithms for arched doors already exist within the man door module and the geometry of dutch corners is very simple.  Give me a couple of days and I will knock this one out.



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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #544 on: September 01, 2020, 04:48:32 PM »
Version 1.6.2 - 09.01.2020
- Added three additional parameters to the "User Interface" section of the General tab of the global settings. This allows the customization (colors) of the HTML menus.

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #546 on: September 06, 2020, 03:22:27 PM »
Version 1.6.3 - 09.06.2020
- Added (segmental) arched garage doors to the garage door module.



I still need to add the option for dutch corners.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #547 on: September 07, 2020, 05:30:12 PM »
Version 1.6.4 - 09.07.2020
- Added Dutch Corners to garage doors within the garage door module.



View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/979ab97b-1a46-4724-b319-3262067921f7/Dutch-Corners-with-Garage-Doors

Now the garage door module feels a little more complete.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #548 on: September 11, 2020, 10:57:02 AM »
An example of a detached garage with arched doors set into a stemwall foundation:



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https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/472c9833-18d0-4911-8887-a336724487a0/Garage-2-Arched-Doors
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #549 on: September 11, 2020, 12:47:47 PM »
Tutorial 16 - Garage Doors (19:17 min.)

https://youtu.be/67Q4C9-E0wI
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