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Hi :)

here is LDPartEditor 0.8.12 with the new PartReview tool.

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As always, you can download LDPE from this page:

(9 new features and 4 bug fixes)

With this release you will be able to...
  • ...use the new "PartReview" tool. Enter a part name and start a review in no-time!
  • ...use the new "Decolour" function to quickly remove all colours from a file.
  • ...use the new !LPE CSG_TRANSFORM meta command to transform and clone existing CSG bodies.
  • ...use the new !LPE CSG_MESH meta command to convert the following LDraw triangles and quads (type 3 and 4) to a CSG mesh.
  • ...use the new !LPE CSG_EXTRUDE meta command to generate a CSG mesh from the following PathTruder input lines (type 2).
  • ...adjust the rotation center of the view by double clicking on CSG surfaces.
  • ...benefit from better performance of the MeshReducer tool.
  • ...benefit from better performance of "Round" (Text Editor only).
  • ...benefit from better (but slower) CSG triangulation.

The following critical issues were fixed:

  1. Mirroring now correctly preserves the surface winding.
  2. The protractor is now drawn without lighting.
  3. A selection conflict with protractors and triangles is resolved.
  4. Issues with "Select All", "Select Same Colour" in combination with CSG are gone.

What will the next release 0.8.13 deliver? An automated way to place rect*.dat primitives, more settings in the options dialog, a cleaner "Add Metadata" GUI layout, ...

The program was tested intensively with "real world" files.
However, it is still a beta version and something can go wrong in about 100.000 lines of code.

Make sure that you choose the right architecture for your OS and Java Virtual Machine (JVM) (64bit or 32bit).
A short guide how to check if a 64bit JVM is installed on your system is located at the bottom of this message.

  1. Download the zip-Archive
  2. Extract the archive content to the location of your choice
  3. On windows, double-click "run.bat" to start LDPE.
  4. On linux/mac, you have to excecute the shell script "run.sh" to start LDPE.
Please note that this software is in the beta stage. Although, LDPE 0.8.12 was tested, there are already known issues  for this release. There is a potential risk of data loss.

You can search for updates if you do the following steps:

  1. On windows, double-click "update.bat" to search for updates.
  2. On linux/mac, you have to excecute the shell script "update.sh".
I listen carefully to your requests and possible complaints. Please leave me a message, with your thoughts and wishes to further improve the software.

LDPE is a 3D CAD application: The overall system requirements are higher. While I recommend to use a powerful 64-bit multicore system, it could be possible, to run LDPE on older machines as well.

System Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements:
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8
  • OpenGL 2.1 compatible Graphics Card
  • Operating System (32/64bit): Windows [XP; Vista; 7 or newer], Mac OS X [>=10.6], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=10.4]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon II (>2.0Ghz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Video-Memory: 512 MB
  • Free Disk Space: 100 MB
Recommended Requirements:
  • Operating System (64bit): Windows 7, Mac OS X [>=10.6], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=10.4]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor with 4 cores (or more)
  • RAM: >4 GB
  • Video-Memory: >=1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 512 MB
How to check your JVM version (32- or 64-bit):

You can try on the command line:

java -d64 version

If it's not a 64-bit version, you'll get a message that looks like:

This Java instance does not support a 64-bit JVM. Please install the desired version.

In general, I recommend to install the 64-bit version of the JVM for Java 8.
Feature request of the day:

* I'd like to delete vertices as I'm able to do in LDPC with the prog deleting all triangles attached
* An icon for CTRL+R
* Opening a part in the 3D editor still launches a second text editor window which is quiet annoying
* Get rid of that flashing dialog when I hit run.bat
* LDDP's randomize color for selection. To be clear this is not a view thing only, I'd like to have all my selected black-pitch triangles and quads in random color and the color numbers in the Text Editor change accordingly

Bug report:
When I use the Toggle Comment-button in the Text Editor, the file becomes blocked and no editing is possible, until I Save the file.
After I use SymSplitter to get half of a file, and then use the Select ...All Shown, all edges, tris and quads in hidden primitives and subfiles are selected too.
If I then Create a Subfile, these edges, tris and quads are copied to the new subfile.
When I double click to re-focus on a selected surface, a small jump is performed to a nearby surface.

Delete vertices, and connected surfaces, like in LDPE.
Get rid of that second Text Editor-window when I open a file.
Don't automatically open the Part Error List when a file is opened in the Text Editor.
Select the "other surface", by holding down Ctrl-key, when I have overlapping surfaces, like in LDPE.
Feature request of the day:

a.) Hiding a part in the 3D editor should "comment out" the part in the text editor
b.) Select the "other surface", by holding down Ctrl-key, when I have overlapping surfaces, like in LDPE.
c.) It is apparently very hard to create a triangle or a quad when there are primitives involved and the adjacent data button is not pressed
d.) equivalent of the last open files button in the Text Editor
e.) Merge Text and 3D Editor
f.) The Converter says LDraw-Maßeinheit and Zoll. I know what a Maßeinheit is but the Rest of the world?

(2016-05-07, 8:07)Willy Tschager Wrote: [ -> ]f.) The Converter says LDraw-Maßeinheit and Zoll. I know what a Maßeinheit is but the Rest of the world?

Strange. Mine says: LDraw Unit (LDU) and Inch (in)

Bug report:
The Subfiler doesn't include and move comments. They're left behind in the main file. The structure of my file is lost.