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  Concerning Ground Plane??
Posted by: Richard L. West - 4 hours ago - Forum: General LDraw.org Discussion - Replies (1)

Hello everyone on the board, just wondering is there a way to add a ground plane in the editing screen?  I meant a sturdy ground base to lay the model on?

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  Porsche vs. Bugatti
Posted by: Johann Eisner - 4 hours ago - Forum: Off-Topic - No Replies

Related to this post here --> https://forums.ldraw.org/thread-18214-po...l#pid34117
the official video from the ADAC.
https://youtu.be/mubmaH3kcEg

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  42099 B-Model: 4x4 RC Off Road Truck, by Grohl
Posted by: Philippe Hurbain - 2019-10-11, 12:02 - Forum: MOCs (My Own Creations) - No Replies

[Image: 42099b.png]
Model designed by Grohl: see Rebrickable.

Download MPD
Known errors: No stickers.
Done with LDCad 1.6c
Rendered with Studio 2.0

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  [LDCad] recent submodels
Posted by: Philippe Hurbain - 2019-10-11, 7:09 - Forum: LDraw Editors and Viewers - Replies (5)

In current implementation, I can easily toggle between the two last edited submodels using End key. Nice, but often I would like to be able to easily access the three last edited submodels.

Use case: I have a parent model with one submodel on right side, and I want to create the mirrored submodel forleft side. So I edit right side submodel, duplicate it to left side submodel, mirror it but... now I need to navigate in current session parts bin to find again parent model.

Dunno what would be the best user interface: End key cycling between the 3 latest edited submodels?

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  LDcad Pin Question
Posted by: End Unsure - 2019-10-09, 17:39 - Forum: LDraw Editors and Viewers - Replies (2)

I did some searching for this but maybe its been answered and I missed it.

I want to know if there is a way to re-locate a pin on a specific object/part and have it stay there. So say I relocate the pin such that it lines up with the hinge of the top part of the treasure chest, now if I do a side rotate the treasure chest can be opened and closed without having to move the lid. Of course normally once you click off a part a pin resets, I'm wondering if I can tell it to stay in the location I've moved it to for that specific part?

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  Edges between floating vertices?
Posted by: Willy Tschager - 2019-10-09, 11:10 - Forum: Parts Authoring - Replies (14)

Guys,

honestly I'm a bit embarrassed - I really thought I knew all about authoring after all these years. However - I took the modelled head of the horse and created a flattened copy at x=0. I'd like to join every vertex at x=0 to X=a in the modelled head. Once I get all edges the modelled (main color) head will be deleted in order to get only the edges, which will be used as "altitude" guides for a patterned version.

   

I could obviously do it manually but was wondering if it can be all done with just a few clicks. Any ideas?

w.

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  AIOI 2019-02 Release candidate ready for testing
Posted by: Willy Tschager - 2019-10-09, 11:00 - Forum: All Other Programs. - No Replies

Hi,

The release candidate of the AIOI 2019-02 can be downloaded here:

http://www.holly-wood.it/tmp/LDraw_AIOI_...bit_v1.exe

Change log:

* Update to Parts Library 2019-02
* Update to MLCad.ini 2019-02
* Update to LPub3D 2.3.13.0.1511
* Update to LeoCAD 19-02
* Update to Offline Parts Catalog 2019-02

Your testing would be appreciated.

w.

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Bug [LDPartEditor] 0.8.49b Beta Released (hotfix for 0.8.49 / open-file-dialog)
Posted by: Nils Schmidt - 2019-10-08, 18:10 - Forum: Parts Author Tools - Replies (3)

Hey,

this is a critical hotfix release for yesterday's release of version 0.8.49. It was not possible to open a *.dat file with the open file dialog.

[Image: imgDuke2.png]
As always, you can download LDPE from this page:
http://nilsschmidt1337.github.io/ldparteditor/

Changelog:
(1 bug fix)

The following critical issue is fixed:

  1. It was not possible to open a part file via the 'Open Part File' buttons : A "\" character was missing between the folder name and the file name.

What will the next release 0.8.50 deliver? clever auto-completion / context menu for the text editor / usability.



The program was tested intensively with "real world" files.
However, it is still a beta version and something can go wrong in about 140.000 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, this version 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:
  • 64-bit Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8
  • OpenGL 2.1 compatible Graphics Card
  • Operating System (64-bit): Windows [7 or newer], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=14.4], Mac OS X [>=10.6]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon II (>2.0Ghz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Video-Memory: 1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 100 MB
Recommended Requirements:
  • Operating System (64bit): Windows 7,8,10, Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=14.4], Mac OS X [>=10.6]
  • OpenGL 3.3 compatible Graphics Card
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor with 4 cores (or more)
  • RAM: >4 GB
  • Video-Memory: >1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 512 MB
  • For a faster start, LDPartEditor and the LDraw™ library should be installed on an SSD.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
How to check your JVM version (32- or 64-bit):
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You can try on the command line:

Code:
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.

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  87574 Power Functions Train Motor
Posted by: Cam's Bricks - 2019-10-08, 5:23 - Forum: Parts Authoring - Replies (1)

Hello,

I downloaded this from the parts tracker and all of it sub models. I am in no way a parts reviewer but I would like to mention that the two "tangs" on each end should allow for a brick or plate to be inserted. Currently the dimensions are not correct. 

Here is a screen shot for reference comparing to the 9V train motor. You can see the dimension needs to be adjusted. 

[Image: gVistsH.png]

TjaI hope this is helpful. 

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  [LDPartEditor] 0.8.49 Beta Released (open files/invert zoom direction/selection info)
Posted by: Nils Schmidt - 2019-10-07, 18:28 - Forum: Parts Author Tools - Replies (7)

Hi,

with this LDPE release it is possible to open multiple files in one go, invert the mouse wheel zoom direction and there are some other features, too Smile

[Image: imgDuke2.png]
As always, you can download LDPE from this page:
http://nilsschmidt1337.github.io/ldparteditor/

Changelog:
(5 new features and 2 bug fixes)

With this release you will be able to...

  • ...invert the mouse wheel zoom direction (Tools... -> Options... -> Customise Shortkeys).
  • ...open multiple files in one go.
  • ...use a shortcut to reset the manipulator to the origin and world orientation ("R" key).
  • ...see the coordinates of up to 4 selected vertices in the status bar (there is some logic behind their displayed order. The topmost vertex is displayed first.).
  • ...benefit from the automatically deactivation of "Add..." when you focus or select something in the text editor.

The following critical issues were fixed:

  1. The scale tool and other tools displayed the manipulator with "global" coordinates when "local" coordinates were active.
  2. There was a missing comma in the selection info on the status bar.

What will the next release 0.8.50 deliver? clever auto-completion / context menu for the text editor / usability.



The program was tested intensively with "real world" files.
However, it is still a beta version and something can go wrong in about 140.000 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, this version 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:
  • 64-bit Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8
  • OpenGL 2.1 compatible Graphics Card
  • Operating System (64-bit): Windows [7 or newer], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=14.4], Mac OS X [>=10.6]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon II (>2.0Ghz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Video-Memory: 1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 100 MB
Recommended Requirements:
  • Operating System (64bit): Windows 7,8,10, Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=14.4], Mac OS X [>=10.6]
  • OpenGL 3.3 compatible Graphics Card
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor with 4 cores (or more)
  • RAM: >4 GB
  • Video-Memory: >1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 512 MB
  • For a faster start, LDPartEditor and the LDraw™ library should be installed on an SSD.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
How to check your JVM version (32- or 64-bit):
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You can try on the command line:

Code:
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.

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