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  Thumbnails generation on PT
Posted by: Vincent Messenet - 2023-08-19, 19:57 - Forum: Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion - Replies (2)


Sorry if I missed an announcement about this but I just noticed when uploading the 7th pattern for part 66855 that the generated thumbnail was different from the previous ones (see below).

Is it wanted? If so, will previous thumbnails also be updated?


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  [LDPE] 1.8.70 Released (bugfix for 'Replace all', colour palette and log files)
Posted by: Nils Schmidt - 2023-08-19, 18:47 - Forum: Parts Author Tools - Replies (1)


thanks to Willy's feedback, this release fixes a few bugs.
I also did some minor work by removing the already disabled log file upload feature and improved a few unimportant points regarding pearlescent materials.
On older versions there was a bug, which led to a configuration reset when the user added a special colour to the palette and restarted LDPE (e.g. chrome, rubber, metal, ...).

[Image: imgDuke2.png]

As always, you can download LDPE from this page:



(3 new features and 5 bug fixes)

With this release you will be able to...

  • ...show the error logfiles only ("Tools..." -> "Show Error Logs"). I removed and disabled the upload feature.
  • ...get no error log entry for the case when a file could not be downloaded for part review from library.ldraw.org (there is still an error dialog, when this happens).
  • ...get a better renderer result for pearlescent material with the new OpenGL 3.3 renderer pipeline.

The following critical issues are fixed:

  1. "Replace all" did not work in the text editor.
  2. Changing the colour palette in the text editor disabled the "More..." colour button.
  3. It was not possible to save special colours to the custom palette (e.g. CHROME, RUBBER, METAL, ...)
  4. The feature which checked the part file header for hints had hiccups (uncritical).
  5. A saved part file was not closed when the user wanted to open or create a new project and decided not keep the current files and views open.

The program was tested intensively with "real world" files.
However, something can go wrong in about 140.000 lines of code.

Installation on Windows:

  1. Download and extract LDPartEditor_win32_x64.zip
  2. Run LDPartEditor-1.8.70.msi
  3. Start LDPartEditor from the start menu
Installation on Linux:

  1. Download and extract LDPartEditor_linux_x64.zip
  2. Install ldparteditor_1.8.70-1_amd64.deb
  3. Start LDPartEditor from the menu or via launcher
Installation on Mac OS X:

  1. Download and extract LDPartEditor_mac_x64.zip
  2. Mount LDPartEditor-1.8.70.dmg
  3. Drag LDPartEditor.app to the Applications folder
  4. Copy ldparteditor.sh to your home folder
        4a. Open a Terminal.app and run ./ldparteditor.sh
        4b. Or open a Terminal.app and run /Applications/LDPartEditor.app/Contents/MacOS/LDPartEditor

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:
  • 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 7,8,10,11, 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.

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  Part Request 3565 (Important Leaf part)
Posted by: Richard - 2023-08-18, 22:02 - Forum: Part Requests - Replies (1)

The new leaf part that has appeared in 4 sets or so.


It's in the lego ideas insect collection.

So it's definitely one of those pieces that is good to have for many builds, so hoping it can be added to the library.

Thank you.

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  Part Request: 87840 Large Figure Arm / Leg Section with 2 Ball Joint (Ben 10)
Posted by: notshitmaster - 2023-08-18, 21:40 - Forum: Part Requests - No Replies

The Part i request is Lego Piece 87840 Large Figure Arm / Leg Section with 2 Ball Joint (Ben 10) 


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  My first MOC using LDCAD
Posted by: Hughes - 2023-08-17, 7:40 - Forum: MOCs (My Own Creations) - Replies (6)

Hello Everyone,

This is my first posting on the forum. Hopefully this is the correct place to post.

I have just finished creating my first Classic Space-themed MOC, using LDCAD and POVray to render and would welcome any comments or suggestions.

Many thanks,


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Heart Part Request - 51008pb01 - Batman Cowl
Posted by: Will - 2023-08-16, 11:51 - Forum: Part Requests - No Replies

Hi Folks,

51008pb01 - Minifigure, Headgear Head Cover, Cowl with Pointed Ears, Sweeping Cape.


With this piece being in a few sets now, just wondering if its available?


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  Part Request: 102525pb01 Pinocchio Head
Posted by: Matthew Coleman - 2023-08-15, 21:16 - Forum: Part Requests - Replies (1)

Hello, I would like Pinocchio's head to be added to the LDraw parts database.

[Image: 102525pb01.png]


I personally think the mould for this headpiece would also come in handy for other fictional characters like Pearl from Steven Universe.

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  Part Request: 51283 with a custom pattern?
Posted by: Zachary - 2023-08-15, 0:50 - Forum: Part Requests - No Replies

Would it be possible to request a model for Stud.io of part 51283 (Minifigure, Headgear, Fishbowl Helmet) done up with a custom pattern? 
I'm seeking to commission one as a star globe: lines of latitude and longitude, and randomly dotted with small four pointed stars. 
Willing to pay for your help if necessary.

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  Question about parts requests?
Posted by: Zachary - 2023-08-14, 6:54 - Forum: Part Requests - Replies (1)

May I ask whether one can make a part request for an existing part with an entirely original pattern? 
I've been looking to have something commissioned and I'm not sure where else to ask?

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  Part Request: 49109pb01
Posted by: Henrique Lazzerini - 2023-08-13, 19:31 - Forum: Part Requests - Replies (4)

Hello, is there a possibility of 49109pb01 being added, I know it's a really complex model, but I could really use it for a cmf I'm making. If it's not possible I completly understand, anyway here's the bricklink page.

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