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  title of LDraw Wiki
Posted by: Steffen - 2018-04-06, 16:03 - Forum: Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion - Replies (1)

Hello Orion,

the LDraw Wiki currently returns as "title" for the browser "LDraw.org".

It would be better if it would return "LDraw Wiki".

The reason I ask is that I dragged a URL of the Wiki into my browser bookmarks,
and it was stored there as "LDraw.org" instead of "LDraw Wiki", which I expected.

LDraw.org should be reserved for http://www.ldraw.org instead IMHO.

What do you think?

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  Login form broken in Firefox
Posted by: Travis Cobbs - 2018-04-05, 20:00 - Forum: Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion - Replies (4)

At least for me, the login form is broken (pushed off the bottom of the screen) in Firefox 59.0.2. I'm still able to log in, but it's definitely confusing.

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  enable string functions in LDraw Wiki
Posted by: Steffen - 2018-04-04, 21:58 - Forum: Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion - Replies (2)

Hello Orion,

could you please enable the string functions in the LDraw Wiki?

That functionality is off by default, but it is needed to make the
(Inside it, the #replace function is being used.)

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  How do you convert a .STEP file to use with LDraw?
Posted by: ArloB - 2018-04-03, 17:42 - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (4)

My question might be totally "n00b" but I have a .STEP file that I found and need to use it with LDraw software or with the Bricklink Stud.io in a 3D model that I built for my students.

How do you convert the .STEP file to another format that I could import? Or is there a series of steps to get to this process?

I would really appreciate your help. Thank you.

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  [LPUB] List of Wishes
Posted by: Jarema - 2018-04-03, 7:22 - Forum: LDraw File Processing and Conversion - Replies (2)

  • How to put length of axle of length of technic beam in part list
  • How to put design number for each item in bom of material
  • When I delete page, should go to previous automatically

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  broken link on parts tracker
Posted by: Steffen - 2018-04-02, 11:26 - Forum: Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion - No Replies

on each parts tracker page, there is a footer saying

"The LDraw Parts Tracker is maintained and developed by voluntary members of the LDraw organisation."

However, by clicking on "the LDraw organisation", you get an error 404.

Suggestion: correct that link to let it point to


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  https vs http: broken image in LDRAW Wiki
Posted by: Steffen - 2018-04-02, 10:57 - Forum: Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion - Replies (5)

in the LDRAW wiki, the image "Construction worker.png" appears broken when accessing the page


via https. When using http, the image looks fine:


To cure this, I suggest that we end the dual presence of both http and https this way:
* make https the default
* make any access to a http address a forwarding to its https counterpart

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Posted by: Steffen - 2018-04-02, 9:56 - Forum: Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion - Replies (2)

The LDRAW Wiki URLs are somewhat ugly, here is an example:


Much nicer would be the syntax


Wikipedia does it the same way, see for example


This can be achieved by some simple adjustments on the MediaWiki server, see here the official documentation:


Can we get this "beautification" for our LDRAW Wiki?

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  Parts Tracker CLOCK is off
Posted by: Steffen - 2018-03-31, 9:07 - Forum: Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion - Replies (1)

Did someone notice like me that the parts tracker CLOCK is off by some 20 minutes by now?

That clock needs a fix...

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  Blender LDraw import tool
Posted by: Merlijn Wissink - 2018-03-31, 7:59 - Forum: LDraw File Processing and Conversion - Replies (29)

I just came across this Blender LDraw importer on Github: https://github.com/TobyLobster/ImportLDraw

I didn't know that one existed, I only knew of another one that only supported ldr files (and hasn't been updated in a while). This one however, supports dat, ldr and mpd files and seems to be relatively active too. It also has two modes: realistic and 'instruction style', which is a nice plus too.

I'm by far not a Blender expert, but I very quickly tried it on a small mpd file and the realistic mode produces quite a nice image without any tinkering (I just imported the model and pressed render). It's by far not as realistic as those Blender renders from Mecabricks, but pretty nice nonetheless  Smile

And just to make it extra clear: I'm not the author of this tool, just figured I'd share it here because I hadn't seen it here before (correct me if I'm wrong).

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