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Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1
avatarFebruary 24, 2013 10:29AM
Yes, but you will need some custom / unofficial subparts.

Once all the needed subparts are official I will add default templates for them, but in the mean time you can configure pretty much any flexible part your self if you are not scared of using some more advanced features.

For this to work you must first configure LDCad to use the unofficial library along side the official one using the 'prefs\LDraw\search paths' dialog. When all needed parts are findable you start a new path file or edit a copy of e.g. the pneumatic hose, I'll assume the later.

Locate a suitable wire segment donor in the bin and double click it while the skin is selected. This will replace the donor from pneumatic tube segment to a wire segment (the double tubes). You might need to fiddle with the rotation matrix in the skin dialog of the wire segment is differently orientated (the skin dlg assumes default LDraw part authoring rules as discussed in this tread)

Next you replace the pneumatic endcaps with a complete plug the same way.

If one or both of those plugs are the wide version you need to account for the widening / split of the wire. For this you need a subpart containing this widening section (don't know if that's a s\ part in the unofficial library?). You can then place this part as an additional cap just like the connectors them selves or make them part of the skin / wire section by adding additional skin sections (of a single segment) to the path. Don't worry about having multiple end caps and how to keep them together later on, the next version will have auto grouping for them.

Hope this is somewhat clear, It probably needs a (video) tutorial to make more sense, although it really isn't that difficult once you got the hang of it all.

Also if anyone would like to see additional default templates of stuff that's is already in the official library let me know, I'm planning to extend the default collection considerably for the next version anyway. Maybe even include some parts that need custom donors etc. As long those donors are ether supplied to me or are simple enough for me to make myself in a couple of minutes.
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LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Attachments Roland Melkert996February 15, 2013 06:21PM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Travis Cobbs318February 16, 2013 12:21AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Travis Cobbs284February 16, 2013 12:24AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Philippe Hurbain305February 16, 2013 08:06AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Roland Melkert354February 16, 2013 10:17AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Travis Cobbs292February 16, 2013 07:48PM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Travis Cobbs309February 16, 2013 09:31PM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Philippe Hurbain295February 16, 2013 11:32PM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Travis Cobbs293February 19, 2013 10:06PM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Philippe Hurbain301February 20, 2013 05:25AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Roland Melkert242February 17, 2013 09:41AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Ignacio Fernandez Galvan292February 17, 2013 11:30AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Roland Melkert318February 17, 2013 11:54AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Ignacio Fernandez Galvan411February 19, 2013 06:05AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Roland Melkert308February 19, 2013 12:37PM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Ignacio Fernandez Galvan292February 20, 2013 05:05AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Philippe Hurbain276February 22, 2013 06:48AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Roland Melkert273February 22, 2013 09:49AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Philippe Hurbain245February 22, 2013 10:52AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Ignacio Fernandez Galvan316February 22, 2013 05:37AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Roland Melkert262February 22, 2013 09:55AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Ignacio Fernandez Galvan265February 22, 2013 11:04AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Roland Melkert317February 22, 2013 11:37AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Ignacio Fernandez Galvan292February 23, 2013 12:21AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Roland Melkert240February 23, 2013 10:24AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Ignacio Fernandez Galvan285February 24, 2013 02:35AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Roland Melkert387February 24, 2013 10:29AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Attachments Ignacio Fernandez Galvan327February 24, 2013 11:51AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Roland Melkert299February 24, 2013 02:46PM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Ignacio Fernandez Galvan411February 25, 2013 05:50AM
Re: LDCad 1.2 Public Alpha 1 Roland Melkert415February 25, 2013 03:43PM



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