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$2,487
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
32
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 28 2017 7:20 PM UTC +00:00

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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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About

Introduction  

The Medeek Construction Library is a collection of  SketchUp Plugins that provides a simple interface for creating accurate 3D construction geometry within SketchUp. This plugin utilizes the SketchUp Ruby API programming interface and is compatible with the latest SketchUp releases (SketchUp Make 2017 64-bit and SketchUp Pro 2017 64-bit) as well as previous versions (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).

The library will be composed of the following plugins initially:

- Truss Plugin

- Foundation Plugin

- Wall Plugin (Pre-release)

Other plugins that will be added to the library in the future are:

- Structural Plugin (Engineering)

- Deck Plugin

- Stair Plugin

- RC Plugin (Reinforced Concrete)

Current Versions

The current version of the Medeek Truss Plugin is 1.9.3 (6/25/2017).

The current version of the Medeek Foundation Plugin is 1.1.4 (6/11/2017).

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Risks and challenges

The time and energy to code these plugins is quite daunting however a couple solid months of programming can produce substantial results.

I have spent the last 2 years programming the truss plugin and the last year programming the foundation plugin. Both of these plugins are each functional products in their own right but still require significant work and many features are still missing that would further increase this functionality.

My structural engineering experience, programming knowledge with the SketchUp API coupled with my love for 3D building models gives me the right mix of skills and determination to make this project a much more serious SketchUp Design Tool.

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