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I have successfully used the first method (for minifigs) and the second one (for Friends figures)...
A little issue: if we change main color to a more prominent one (see this discussion), the unused portion of color wheel uses this color. This looks weird...
I did consider a minifig generator at some point by using a special kind (non cells) of bin group but I couldn't figure out the real advantage as you would still have to find the loose parts etc.
(2016-10-15, 16:33)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: [ -> ]A little issue: if we change main color to a more prominent one (see this discussion), the unused portion of color wheel uses this color. This looks weird...

I'll change it so the leftover segments use a static color loaded from main.gui instead.
(2016-10-15, 17:14)Roland Melkert Wrote: [ -> ]I'll change it so the leftover segments use a static color loaded from main.gui instead.

Done, I've also removed color 24 from the 'special' group as it is too confusing for non pro users Smile

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(2016-10-15, 17:13)Roland Melkert Wrote: [ -> ]I did consider a minifig generator at some point by using a special kind (non cells) of bin group but I couldn't figure out the real advantage as you would still have to find the loose parts etc.

How about a Minifig template:

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where you just have to substitute parts, without the need to inline.

w.
(2016-10-16, 7:42)Willy Tschager Wrote: [ -> ]How about a Minifig template:

That could help, you can add one yourself by placing an ldr

%appdata%\LDCad\templates\shortcut

Just be sure it has a "0 !KEYWORDS shortcut" line so it will be displayed in the templates/misc bin group.

I'll add some to the default set too.
Attached file shows a "problem" I got with pneumatic LQ hose. When using dynamic placement (default of template), there is a step at the ends of straight section. This is solved either by limiting merging (but file size is a bit bigger, and some steps are still visible), or switching to static placement which definitely gives better result for the same size. Suggestions and insights?...

(edit): While fiddling with tubing in my model, I got a case where LDCad generated LDraw substitution code contains singular matrices references. Attached...

(edit2): singular matrices seems related to static placement + nearby waypoints with "overlapping" control handles. The same tube with dynamic placement looks bad but doesn't create singular matrices, getting control handle closer to their respective waypoint solves both problems.
(2016-10-16, 18:42)Roland Melkert Wrote: [ -> ]
(2016-10-16, 7:42)Willy Tschager Wrote: [ -> ]How about a Minifig template:

That could help, you can add one yourself by placing an ldr

%appdata%\LDCad\templates\shortcut

Just be sure it has a "0 !KEYWORDS shortcut" line so it will be displayed in the templates/misc bin group.

I'll add some to the default set too.

[attachment=2555]

Ain't showing up :-(

w.
(2016-10-17, 13:07)Willy Tschager Wrote: [ -> ]Ain't showing up :-(

It does for me, all I did is place it in the templates/shortcut  folder (while LDCad is closed). then is listed in the templates/misc bin group (minifig lever in cell).

I tried with 1.5 and 1.6.
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