Medeek Wall Plugin Tutorial 29 - Why a Wall Plugin?
Saving time, you hit the nail on the head (so to speak). Your video focuses on time savings associated with the initial creation, which is obviously important. In my world, the real value of a parametric plugin is the time savings associated with revisions. During design, I am in a constant cycle of change. Most are initiated by the customer. The other major change initiator is myself, as designer. Mistakes, part shortages, new construction techniques, sub contractor issues, just to name a few. Being able to respond immediately and confidently to a design change minimizes the disruption to the design/build cycle and to my workflow (affects reputation/credibility). Change control can easily become a critical process for the project success/failure. Using Medeek plugins with conflicting priorities, juggling multiple projects, PRICELESS.
You are right the real time savings comes when you are hit with a change(s) by your customer and you can then quickly edit the design and push it back out to them. I probably didn’t speak to this as direct as I should have.
Version 2.8.6 - 04.28.2022
- Added the CMU CORE framing mode for concrete block wall construction that includes sheathing, cladding and gypsum.
I’ve had quite a few requests recently for a CMU option that also included all of the sheathing and cladding options. This new update hopefully addresses that need.
Very helpful and informative video put together by Braden York on integrating Quantifier Pro and the Wall plugin:
Honestly I have not done much myself with Quantifier Pro in regards to the Wall plugin but this is yet another possible workflow that may need to be further explored.
I’ve enabled an ICF option within the Foundation plugin however I am wondering if I should also enable an ICF option within the wall plugin?
Corners and Tee intersections might get a little interesting but I’m quite sure I can code my way through it.
I’ve also been thinking about SIPS as well, so many different building systems to consider.
Would definitely love to see ICF in the Wall plugin. I’m designing a house right now that will use Nudura ICF for both foundation and walls.
I’d like to see ICF’s as they are being used more and more in my area (Ontario, Canada). I also use SIP’s quite often as well, and quite often for roofs with timber frame structures. I am now using a new SIP system with steel studs and foam (Harmonic) that is pretty slick.
(My prices and factors may be off, but it knows how to count it all.)
This is very cool, how do you add the various sectional hatches.
The patterns are not line work (sadly) but they are materials that can be assigned to tags. It will also apply hatchings by the material, in which case it would replace all those patterns with the same material that is applied to the object. It’s the same concept as TIG section cut face, except it is doing multiple objects with differnt materials all at the same time.
Just create a section using the extension, add the tags you want the plugin to affect, add/adjust your materials, fog settings, and what-not, and it will add a new scene, align your view, and create all the hatchings for you. Since I had set up the tags already, this section with all the hatchings was done in a few seconds. Looks good in layout! But if I had to send out a dxf or a dwg, I might be in touble because the patterns are not linework. But don’t quote me on that since I haven’t tried it.
Since this is not exactly related to the wall tool, I’ll leave it at that so we don’t get too far off topic.
How do I make this work? Changing the option in the global settings had no effect.
The model must be closed and reopened for this change to take effect.
Was looking for something like this, we’re calling it a “Cali Tee” since we don’t know the actual name:
I looking for something like this, we’re calling it a “Cali Tee” since we don’t know the actual name:
Once you change it in the global settings then regen the wall in question.
Never seen this variation before but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. I’m thinking you would probably only do this when you wall happens to align with a stud as shown.
The reason is for more insulation. So the red studs would be that way even if the tee was square in the middle of the bay. We would still double up.
Is this Curic Section rather than Curic Section Lite?
Latter does say it will apply materials
Yes its the full version. Full has red highlights, Lite has blue.
Well, there’s already a “3 stud” tee, but it doesn’t look like a Cali corner. And an extra stud is necessary for the correct offset for drywall backing in the tee wall intersection.
Thanks for clarifying Curic plugin
OK - its about a T junction rather than a corner. I came across attached but I personally know trying to nail that board onto such a small surface area is tricky…so yours is better !
Whatever its called it has to be done right