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Price increases from 2022

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From August 2014, when the site appeared, and until the end of 2021, we have never massively increased prices. There were sporadic price changes for some plugins that were too cheap. We have not changed the prices for the subscription, which appeared in April 2018, even once.

But as time goes on, inflation is growing. This means that we are selling the results of our work cheaper and cheaper. At the same time, we have a cumulative system of discounts, from time to time we organize contests, give out promo codes (New Year is coming soon), and recently we also added a free subscription for a month.

Therefore, from January 2022, we will increase all prices by 20%!

And even with this increase, ModPlus will still remain the most profitable solution on the market!

ModPlus ESKD. Letter Line

Introducing an update to the ModPlus ESKD plugin, which contains a new smart object - Letter Line!

Letter Line will allow you to create a polyline with text placed at a specified pitch along the polyline. The text can be formed of two by setting the height of each. You can change the distance between the text. You can set a standard line type or generate your own by specifying the length of the strokes and spaces.

New plugin for Revit. Elements join

Meet the new free plugin for Revit – Elements join!

The idea of the plugin is not new and you can find a lot of similar plugins. So why we decided to make our own version? Firstly - it is more convenient for users when all the necessary plugins are in one tab of the ribbon. Second - we always make our plugins better than others! And this plugin is no exception: it combines two functionalities - change adjacencies and join elements. And we also added custom configurations and parameter filtering when join elements!

And by tradition - less words, more video:

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Auto-update module. Information about installed components

The Auto-update module is one of the most important components of ModPlus, whose task is to ensure that the user has the latest versions of all components and plugins. At the same time, it has to work in a way that does not bother users, and we have periodically made special changes for that - not to notify if changes are not important, to disable irrelevant news, not to show pop-up notifications. And all of these changes have had consequences - how do you know for sure that you have everything up to date installed? Sometimes users have such questions and have to go to the program folder and see the file versions.

That's why we decided to add a new functionality to the Auto-update module - checking the actuality of all components. Now the context menu contains the "Components" item, and clicking on it will open a window with a table:

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In the table you will see the local versions and available versions of components and plugins. If the version does not match, a notifying icon will appear to the right of the available version. So you can quickly and easily find out if everything is up to date.

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Revit. Sloping slab reinforcement, mirroring meshes, and other changes

Today we've released a major update to the Slabs Reinforcement plugin, and this article will briefly describe what's changed and added

The plugin can now handle sloping slabs!

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Repeatedly we have been asked, and we have added the ability to choose the orientation of the bottom mesh – co-directional or mirroring the top mesh:

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The only limitation is that you can't use the co-directional option if you do all of the background reinforcement with one instance of Area Reinforcement. But here we are powerless to change anything, so we just display a warning.

Speaking of options for creating Area Reinforcement - we've added another one: for each mesh. You now have four options to choose from:

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In this update, we decided to remove the slab options window and replaced it with a pop-up dialog when you click the "Select" button:

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We will make the same change later for all the other reinforcement plugins.

Now you can configure separately the U-shaped bars in the ends of the slabs for the longitudinal and for the transverse direction:

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Accordingly, you can create only longitudinal or only transverse rods (if you need that). Also, we added an option with limitation of the generated length - if after the rod generation its length is less than the specified length, the rod will not be created.

We argued and discussed a lot, but some people need it - made it possible to frame holes up to 300 mm. But left a warning that such framing is not recommended:

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Also:

  • Added the ability to set the type of created Area Reinforcement instances
  • Added ability to translate Area Reinforcement string parameters to rebars
  • Added ability to specify separate parameters for straight bars of hole framing in upper mesh and bottom mesh
  • Added ability to create additional filler bar along the edge of the slab (only along the outer edges)
  • Implemented improvements to the algorithm for creating Area Reinforcement contours, eliminating some bugs

All changes were made due to the feedback we received. So, if you have any suggestions or if you notice bugs (and in such a major update they are possible), be sure to write to us!

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