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Hi,

I'd like to put down a list of the known bugs in the current 3.3 version. Feel free to add:
  • If I go to MLCad setting, tab Rendering and choose "Background color" in that color dialog I can not browse through the colors - http://news.lugnet.com/cad/mlcad/?n=2305

  • In some cases I cannot manipulate the rotation matrix because the angle value in the vector field (which I never saw much use of anyhow) is something like -9.223372 * 10^n and MLCad does not understand it. So whenever I try to open up the rotation matrix field I get a dialog saying that the angle should be between -180 and 180 and the field remains disabled. What's worse, the same is for the vector fields and thus I cannot reset the angle! All I can do is reset the matrix manually in LDDP. *Highly* annoying - http://news.lugnet.com/cad/mlcad/?n=2307

  • There is a bug in the generated partslist when using a new color. For example when I use a part with color 81 Metalic_Green it reports as Chrome_Black. See: http://www.binarybricks.nl/test/colorerror.gif Can this be resolved with a change in ldconfig or is a real bug in MLCad 3.30? - http://news.lugnet.com/cad/mlcad/?n=2343

  • File > Scan parts generates a Parts.lst file that breaks long filenames:
    75174p01c01.daAnimal Dragon Oriental w. Chr.Gold Head and Tr.Red Wings (Comp.)

  • Copying a color to the colorbar the statusbar will always show the default color name from 1 - 16.

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> File > Scan parts generates a Parts.lst file that breaks long filenames:
> 75174p01c01.daAnimal Dragon Oriental w. Chr.Gold Head and Tr.Red Wings (Comp.)

Does anyone know if this is because MLCad has its own parts.lst generator or that it is calling mklist.exe with inappropriate options?

Chris
Most obvious one I can think of so far is the lack of an undo feature. A single mistake may mean scrapping several minutes' worth of progress.
MLCAD Version 3.40
  • Marking a part in a 2D panel this part does NOT highlight in the list above. Clicking on the slider in the list (if any) will solve it.
  • Not really a bug but a dream: Marking parts (which are not visible in a 2D panel) using the 3D panel.
Arthur Sigg Wrote:[*] Marking a part in a 2D panel this part does NOT highlight in the list above. Clicking on the slider in the list (if any) will solve it.
Actually it depends on the machine (probably on video board drivers). I have a PC that shows this behaviour, another one that works correctly.

Quote:[*] Not really a bug but a dream: Marking parts (which are not visible in a 2D panel) using the 3D panel.
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How many times did I wish for that!!!
MLCAD doesn't like nested MPD files.

I.e. when an MPD file references another MPD file the positions get messed up.

LDView works fine with these files.
Also, for very large models, if you switch views from top to bottom for instance, you are no longer centered on the parts you were working on. Instead you have to move the camera and find the location you were last at.
MLCad doesn't come with an uninstaller. Thus any registry changes remain after you delete the program forcibly.
MLCad won't let me import the attached file into an MPD.
I think that's because of the FILE line, which technically makes it a mpd
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