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OK, without saving anything to the parts of library, here is what I did:

  1. Open my LDraw model file
  2. Enable Part (shadow) editing
  3. Add the camera part to the model
  4. Edit the the camera part
  5. Adjust the sections parameter accordingly like you suggested
  6. Then it snapped perfectly in the minifig hand
  7. Rotated and positioned arm, hand holding the camera like I want, still snapping perfectly
  8. Disabled Part (shadow) editing
  9. Save the LDraw file (with camera now in perfect position in hand of minifig)
Works like a charm for me!

P.S. I tried this too with part 95330 Minifig Axe which had (or has) nog snapping info yet.
I just added a LDCad cylindrical snap info meta to snap it perfectly in the hand of the fig.
So now he can take a selfie of him chopping a tree :-)

P.S. 2. Radius should be 4 (not 6)
(2018-02-22, 9:15)Jaco van der Molen Wrote: [ -> ]OK, without saving anything to the parts of library, here is what I did:

Without saving, you lost the change of snap data when you closed LDCad session. Might be OK for you if you needed it just once but this is the reason why Roland suggested you to unpack that .csl archive and let LDCad to save your changes.
(2018-02-22, 9:19)Milan Vančura Wrote: [ -> ]
(2018-02-22, 9:15)Jaco van der Molen Wrote: [ -> ]OK, without saving anything to the parts of library, here is what I did:

Without saving, you lost the change of snap data when you closed LDCad session. Might be OK for you if you needed it just once but this is the reason why Roland suggested you to unpack that .csl archive and let LDCad to save your changes.

I understand, but that part of Rolands suggestion and workflow got me a bit lost.
So I did this now:
1. Rename the csl file to zip
2. unpacked just be the camera part
3. edit its snap info meta
4. Put it back in the zip in parts folder overwriting the old part
5. renamed the file from zip to csl again
6. Worked like a charm too
(2018-02-22, 9:36)Jaco van der Molen Wrote: [ -> ]I understand, but that part of Rolands suggestion and workflow got me a bit lost.
So I did this now:
1. Rename the csl file to zip
2. unpacked just be the camera part
3. edit its snap info meta
4. Put it back in the zip in parts folder overwriting the old part
5. renamed the file from zip to csl again
6. Worked like a charm too

Sure, this works, too. BTW, Roland's suggested workflow is very similar to your one - the only difference is that you need to replace your steps 4 and 5 with "set the snap data path in LDCad preferences to the directory with unzipped files". With the advantage you can edit more snap data later again.

Just my $0.02 of "Jaco<->Roland translation service" Smile

BTW, this is what I love so much about LDCad: I can fix many problems myself and I do not need to wait weeks for a new version of some SW. I can (and I did) even send my fixes back so everyone can use them.
(2018-02-22, 10:28)Milan Vančura Wrote: [ -> ]
(2018-02-22, 9:36)Jaco van der Molen Wrote: [ -> ]I understand, but that part of Rolands suggestion and workflow got me a bit lost.
So I did this now:
1. Rename the csl file to zip
2. unpacked just be the camera part
3. edit its snap info meta
4. Put it back in the zip in parts folder overwriting the old part
5. renamed the file from zip to csl again
6. Worked like a charm too

Sure, this works, too. BTW, Roland's suggested workflow is very similar to your one - the only difference is that you need to replace your steps 4 and 5 with "set the snap data path in LDCad preferences to the directory with unzipped files". With the advantage you can edit more snap data later again.

Just my $0.02 of "Jaco<->Roland translation service" Smile

BTW, this is what I love so much about LDCad: I can fix many problems myself and I do not need to wait weeks for a new version of some SW. I can (and I did) even send my fixes back so everyone can use them.

Big Grin Milan
Now that I have "fixed" both part 30089 (camera) and 95330 (axe) how and where to send back?
(2018-02-22, 11:27)Jaco van der Molen Wrote: [ -> ]Now that I have "fixed" both part 30089 (camera) and 95330 (axe) how and where to send back?
I guess you could post them here, or... http://www.melkert.net/LDCad/contact
(2018-02-22, 11:27)Jaco van der Molen Wrote: [ -> ]Now that I have "fixed" both part 30089 (camera) and 95330 (axe) how and where to send back?

I already processed those, I've added snap/mirror info for most 1701 and 1801 stuff.

Working on the electrical stuff at the moment which will be the last before release 1.6b (unless Chris decides on a 1802 Smile )
(2018-02-22, 18:19)Roland Melkert Wrote: [ -> ]
(2018-02-22, 11:27)Jaco van der Molen Wrote: [ -> ]Now that I have "fixed" both part 30089 (camera) and 95330 (axe) how and where to send back?

I already processed those, I've added snap/mirror info for most 1701 and 1801 stuff.

Working on the electrical stuff at the moment which will be the last before release 1.6b (unless Chris decides on a 1802 Smile )

Great! Thanks so much again.
Windows won't let me choose MLCad as a program to edit LDR files with. I can "Browse" for the executable, but Windows ignores my choice and does not add the program to the list. Any idea what causes this?

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64

[edit]

The fix for the problem can be found here:

https://superuser.com/questions/91655/op...-selection
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