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Hello Reuben.

It took me a while to start getting comfortable with LPC (actually I find I get better at it every time I use it). At first I was translating the French documentation through babblefish.com, but not only did that waste a lot of time, I found I learned more simply through trial and error. I'll put together a little narrative on how I use the program and any tips I've picked up along the way and send them to you.

Phil
Hi Phil,

I started working on a translation of the French manual, but didn't get very far :-(

My working copy of the translation is here:
http://www.pearse.co.uk/lego/links/ldraw...tor/en-GB/

This was based on tidying up the rough translation provided by Google. A copy of the Google translation can in found in this Open Office document:
http://www.pearse.co.uk/lego/links/ldraw...nslate.odt

I look forward to your narrative.

BTW, I've tried to contact Nils Schmidt to get permission to publish the source code for LPC, as this would allow others to contribute to the programs development. I'll let you know when I hear back from Nils.

Bye for now

Reuben

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Reuben,
I am somewhat missing time to do a full translation, but if you are stuck by a French expression, I certainly can help!!!
Reuben,

I have a little over half of the French to English translation completed and when I send you my notes and narrative, I'll send it along to. In my recent dealings with SlicerPro I have learned a few things about LPC that I didn't know before regarding the import features and I'll be sure to include my findings. I am working a full 48 hour shift this weekend so in between running calls I am going to try to finalize my notes and the translation and get it to you.

Phil
Phil,

Thanks for the update. I hope your shift goes well.

Reuben
Reuben I have the translation and my ideas ready. My email is mr51flip@yahoo.com. Send me an email with something about LPC in the subject and I'll email you what I've got so far.
Hi Phil

I emailed you the other day, but haven't heard anything back.

When you're ready you can email me directly at:
reuben@pearse.co.uk

Bye for now

Reuben
You may be interested in the following post regarding J.C. Tchang's latest update to French manual for the LDraw Pattern Creator

http://forums.ldraw.org/showthread.php?tid=3572

Bye for now

Reuben

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Philippe \Philo\" Hurbain Wrote:Then you can place it on the slope subpart top and rotate it 45° (make sure to put MLCad rotation point in the right spot, the hinge point!).

Could you please explain that? I don't know how to place the pattern right. I took the 3039 part, threw out the subpart and rotated the surface 45° and started painting. After exporting I ended up with this:

[Image: slope1.jpg]

How do I get it in the exact right position?
The first thing to do is to place top of pattern precisely on top of the brick. Look at Y coordinate of top element of the pattern, let's suppose it is -8.284 (chances it is the exact value, but not sure since I don't have the file...). Select complete pattern, open the move dialog in MLCad, and set Y position value at +8.284. Top of the pattern will be exactly at top of brick. Set rotation center on world origin, and now rotate pattern by 45° to match slope front. Now you just have to move the pattern by 10LDU in Z direction to get it correctly placed.
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