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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #550 on: September 14, 2020, 11:09:51 PM »
Version 1.6.6 - 09.15.2020
- Fixed a bug with Tyvek and ZIP Systems sheathing when the sheathing is lapped at the corners (rectangular walls only).

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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #551 on: September 26, 2020, 04:31:13 PM »
Version 1.6.7 - 09.26.2020
- Added additional tool tips to the Wall Corners tab of the Global Settings.



I've been fielding a lot of questions recently about the corner offset parameter and related wall end/corner conditions.  I may need to still provide additional documentation and diagrams to further clarify these parameters.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #552 on: September 28, 2020, 05:20:38 PM »
Version 1.6.8 - 09.28.2020
- Added a "Refresh Licensee Data" button within the License tab of the Global Settings.



Previously when you renewed your license you would need to go through some convoluted steps to refresh you license data within the plugin.  This new feature reduces this process to a single mouse click.

Previously the required steps were:

1.) Remove the existing serial number.
2.) Click the Save Settings button.
3.) Re-enter your serial number.
4.) Click the Save Settings button again.
5.) Restart SketchUp.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #553 on: October 16, 2020, 08:25:51 PM »
First look at a 3D batten cladding on rectangular walls:



View model here:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/5e43daf3-c604-49b7-82d6-95dfbc76563c/Batten-Test-1
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #554 on: October 17, 2020, 09:24:07 AM »
Some more screenshots of battens:







*Notice the format of the batten material and its three numeric values within the name of the material.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #555 on: October 17, 2020, 09:44:05 AM »
Texture vs. 3D Battens:



Personally I prefer the texture myself, lower poly and it looks just as good or better than the real deal.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #556 on: October 17, 2020, 01:25:00 PM »
Version 1.6.9 - 10.17.2020
- Added the ability to create custom "Board and Batten" wall cladding materials within the Material Library.
- Enabled "3D" Board and Batten wall cladding for all wall types: Rectangular, Gable, Shed and Hip.



For the plugin to recognize the wall cladding material as a "board and batten" material is must be in this format:

battens_{decimal value}_{decimal value}_{decimal_value}

The three values are:  batten spacing, batten width, batten depth respectively.

There should be no white spaces inserted into the name, only the underscore character in three places as shown.
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Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Reply #557 on: October 18, 2020, 01:03:07 PM »
Another view of board and battens:



Just over five years into programming these plugins, I released the first version of the Truss plugin Oct. 7, 2015.

The further I go it seems like I just keep coming up with more things "todo".  I really need to take myself and clone me about five times and then set each clone at developing the various plugins, maybe then I might get somewhere with all of this.
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