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  If I want to generate a line drawing
Posted by: Shi.Yan - 2020-08-16, 15:12 - Forum: Parts Author Tools - Replies (3)

If I want to generate a line drawing, as shown in the picture, which tool should I use?

I have tried it, pattern creator cannot do this

I only use line meta function.

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  Unified Menu (UM) - image intense
Posted by: Leonardo Gonzalez - 2020-08-15, 17:57 - Forum: Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion - Replies (24)

It always helps to see a prototype so, here is an overly detailed mock-up of what my suggested Unified Menu (UM) would look like and how it could potentially look on sub domains and mobile along with a breakdown of the UM tree itself.

Home Page:


Parts Tracker Main:


UM break down:















When first staring to use the website I was confused, in part, because of the navigation differences on the main site and the sub domains. One guideline that don't seem to apply in the site is that the final node on a menu tree should be the clickable one. Now that there is work being done to update many aspects of the website it is the perfect opportunity for everyone to pitch in ideas and suggestions.

Regarding the UM, nothing is set in stone, this is just one iteration attempting to include as much as possible in the menu bar without taking the whole screen and making it as intuitive as I can. Note the inclusion of items like the Facebook group, and the place holder for the submit model page on the OMR, among other things, leaving some potential for growth in the future.

Along with the admins and active contributors, it would be great if regular users stop by and leave their thoughts or comments on this.

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  Site search implemented
Posted by: Orion Pobursky - 2020-08-14, 17:54 - Forum: Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion - Replies (7)

Site search has been implemented for the main menu search bar. This turned out to be surprisingly easy. I'll reintegrate PT search shortly.

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  Search test
Posted by: Orion Pobursky - 2020-08-14, 1:54 - Forum: Website Suggestions/Requests/Discussion - Replies (4)

Here's a little test of a search box I genned up today. Right now it's kind of hacky but it worked better than I thought and I'd like to implement it in the main site menu bar search.

(Note to future users who stumble on this thread: the above link is to the site scratchpad so it may or may not have the discussed content)

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Brick Brickheadz eye tile request - 98138pr0060
Posted by: Yoon - 2020-08-13, 8:08 - Forum: Part Requests - Replies (7)

Hey guys, I'm new here, but I was wondering if someone can make those (round) tiles that are used for Brickheadz eyes. I would love to use them for my own custom figures.

Here is extensive info on the part that I'm requesting:

Part Number: 98138pr0060

I would be grateful if someone can create them soon.

And thanks in advance. Smile

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  How to modify the thickness of the rubber band
Posted by: Shi.Yan - 2020-08-13, 5:10 - Forum: LDraw Editors and Viewers - Replies (3)

I'm making a duplo model.
 Now the problem is that I don't know how to modify the thickness of the rubber band. 

Do I need to make additional parts?

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  0.8.51 Beta Released (bugfix for shortcuts)
Posted by: Nils Schmidt - 2020-08-10, 18:00 - Forum: Parts Author Tools - No Replies


this release contains just one bug fix regarding the shortcut assignment.
I am currently developing a new offline web application (LDPartMaker / LDPE 2.0).
You'll find a screenshot from the early development version attached to this post.

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As always, you can download LDPE from this page:

(1 bug fix)

With this release the following critical issue isfixed:

  1. Some keyboard keys can't be properly assigned as a shortcut for the 3D editor view (e.g. the 'R' key).

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:

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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  AIOI 2020-01 Release candidate ready for testing
Posted by: Willy Tschager - 2020-08-10, 15:08 - Forum: All Other Programs. - Replies (3)


The release candidate of the AIOI 2020-01 can be downloaded here:


Change log:

* Update to Parts Library 2020-01
* Update to MLCad.ini 2020-01
* LDCad 1.6d
* Update to Offline Parts Catalog 2020-01

Your testing would be appreciated.


PS I've got a 64 bit version almost ready but LDPub3D gives me a hard time.

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  How to get LEGO PART 75c36: Hose, Rigid 3mm D. 36L / 28.8cm - Blue
Posted by: Thom Kok - 2020-08-07, 18:18 - Forum: Off-Topic - Replies (4)

I have searched this part for a while now, but I am not able to find the blue version of 75c36 in any store. I am worried because this part is only in one set. Are there ways to buy rare lego parts like this one? I want to complete my old lego set 4611-1 - Police HQ.

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  Fabuland shovel 4330
Posted by: N. W. Perry - 2020-08-05, 21:30 - Forum: Parts Authoring - Replies (2)

First, I would just like to say this is one of my favorite parts in the LDraw library. Just very nice, clean, yet detailed, and it's fun to be able to accurately model the big Black Cat truck while including that fun little nod to the Fabuland theme. Big Grin

That being said, I think the shaft is a bit long. A rough visual estimate based on this image suggest it should be about 62-63 LDU from the shoulder of the blade to the crossbar. Right now, that's the distance to the top of the blade subfile, which includes the little rivets that overlap the shaft. So the whole blade should be moved up that distance (and the shaft shortened accordingly).

Easy for me to fix, but I'm just bringing it up in case anyone has the actual part to give a true measurement.

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