It’s kind of interesting to read some of my comments in this thread from about five years ago, its almost like reading a journal.
All I know is that after about five years in on the Wall plugin, given the amount of features it now has and the fact that I have always been a one man show (not a team of twenty programmers); dedication, perseverance or even obsession, all of these qualities is what is required to get from A to B. If it was any other way the plugin(s) would still be a nothingburger.
Even so, each plugin still has its unique problems and lack of certain features. Users are still finding states that the plugin can get itself into that will throw errors. It is all a work in progress, and I will keep putting out those fires and adding those features until there is nothing left to do but stand back and admire what the SketchUp Universe has allowed me to create.
Version 3.2.8 - 09.07.2023
- Enabled a feature to selectively remove specific studs from any wall assembly.
Note that this feature/option is very similar to the recent truss removal feature added to the Truss Plugin for common trusses and attic trusses. I’ve had a number of requests to add something similar into the Wall Plugin so specific studs could be removed. This update is per multiple customer requests.
I may make a tutorial video for this new feature but I do think it is fairly self explanatory.
I like your bottom of stair skirt detail. Top of stairs, it is partly driven by the height of the base. I would try to let the base turn around the corner (if there is one) and die square into the skirt. Vertical ends of skirt should be close to the same height. Opinions are like… haha
Version 3.2.8b - 09.07.2023
- Fixed a bug with the shearwall edit tool.
- Added directional logic into the Move Opening Tool’s text entry method.
Tutorial 41 - Selective Stud Removal (5:37 min.)
I now have a system in place for those interested in a “lifetime” (30 year) license for the mdkBIM bundle. If you do purchase the “lifetime” bundle license I will also throw in a lifetime license for the Electrical plugin. The cost is $980.00 USD which is 3.5X the regular bundle price of $280.00 USD.
If you are interested please email me directly and I will give you instructions on how to proceed. The same 14 day refund policy applies as per regular license purchases, so please be aware of that (5% restocking fee):
A lifetime license means that you have free upgrades and no renewal fees for the next 30 years (until 2053 if purchased today).
I realize that for many of my older customers (myself included) a 30 year license really has no practical meaning and having to invest almost a thousand dollars is a lot for anyone.
For those that do not want to outlay as much money but still would like to get a multi-year discount I am also offering a 5 year license for $560.00, so basically you are getting five years for the price of two, which is still a fairly substantial discount, but not as deep as the 30 year discount rate. Basically it would be equivalent to paying $112.00 per year for the mdkBIM bundle for a total of five years.
Version 3.2.9 - 09.14.2023
- Fixed a critical bug with loading wall presets in the wall edit menu (metric and imperial).
It was actually two bugs in two separate places but it impacted the same thing, again strange that no one noticed this bug until now or at least it was not fully brought to my attention until today. Both bugs were simple typos, an easy fix. This did not affect the wall draw menu and loading presets, only the edit menu. I highly recommend everyone update their installation to this latest version.
Hi Nathan! An opportunity landed on my plate where I can exercise the Medeek Wall plugin on a fun project… it’s been a while since I’ve run it through its paces. I’m happy to see your continuing development, and I’ve noticed you’ve incorporated some of my previous feedback, which is greatly appreciated.
I wanted to share a little bug, as I know you’ve appreciated that in the past. Maybe you’re already aware of it, or it’s intentional?:
- The “Custom Label” attribute in the Window/Door Assembly window doesn’t seem to save when you try and save a preset.
Here’s a glimpse of my work-in-progress. I’m going to be doing a YouTube video of the project a little later on, showing off the Medeek Wall Extension.
If I remember correctly any custom labels are not saved as part of any preset because my thinking was a custom label will probably be set after the fact. I can make it go either way but yes this is by design.
Wow, that is quite the impressive design and model. Your videos are always top notch, I am curious to see how this comes together and excited to view your new video.
To better fill the gaps in the mdkBIM Multi-year licensing I’ve decided to offer one additional licensing price point. The three permanent licensing options (multi-year) are:
5 Year - $560.00 (Discount Code: MDK5YEAR)
10 Year - $770.00 (Discount Code: MDK10YEAR)
30 Year - $980.00 (Discount Code: MDKLIFE)
Each price point offers a progressively steeper discount as the number of years of licensing increases.
To purchase a lifetime license, login to the Account Manager and then click on the mdkBIM icon. Click on purchase mdkBIM Suite, then enter in one of the discount codes above. You will notice that the price will adjusted accordingly and the expiration update date will also reflect the multi-year license.
As mentioned previously if a multi-year license is purchased I am also willing to thrown in the Electrical plugin license at no additional cost and its license will also reflect the same number of years as whatever multi-year option was chosen.
Version 3.3.0 - 09.21.2023
- Moved the Geometry Markers section from the General tab to the Walls tab in the Global Settings.
- Added a geometry marker size parameter to the Walls tab of the Global Settings.
The General tab of the Global Settings has become too large (or cluttered) and it made sense to move the geometry markers to the Walls tab. I also received a number of requests about making the geometry markers larger. So I figured, why not let the user customize them to the size they would like.
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Looking forward to this live demo.
Version 3.3.1 - 09.27.2023
- Fixed a bug with the labeling algorithm for the molding module.