LDraw.org Discussion Forums
LDCad 1.4 (win+linux) - Printable Version

+- LDraw.org Discussion Forums (https://forums.ldraw.org)
+-- Forum: LDraw Programs (https://forums.ldraw.org/forum-7.html)
+--- Forum: LDraw Editors and Viewers (https://forums.ldraw.org/forum-11.html)
+--- Thread: LDCad 1.4 (win+linux) (/thread-14363.html)

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


Re: LDCad 1.4 (win+linux) - Willy Tschager - 2014-12-03

Pardon me for my stupid questions but I'm just taking my first steps into LDCad:

* I cannot find any "Search" (contextual) menu entry beside the "Search" in the top part bin grid, which is always some mouse-clicks "up".
* Is there a "Search" feature in the color bin?
* Looks like filter doesn't support exclusion like a "-Duplo". Say filter by "Plate" but do not show "Duplo plates" (plate -duplo)
* Is there an operator for the first word in the description such as < in MLCad?
* Like the "switch between different groups" a lot
* Like the fact that holding down the STRG key I'm able to rotate the parts in the part bin even more
* Is there a key which places the part automatically at 0, 0, 0?

w.


Re: LDCad 1.4 (win+linux) - Roland Melkert - 2014-12-03

I don't mind Smile ...

Quote:I cannot find any "Search" (contextual) menu entry beside the "Search" in the top part bin grid, which is always some mouse-clicks "up".
The bin is currently the only place you use for searching parts. If you need it often it's best to keep it open in one of the (last) bin pages. In the 1.5 version you will also be able to open a second part bin if you want it to be always visible (optionally in a floating window).

Quote:Is there a "Search" feature in the color bin?
Currently there is no search for the color bin as I was thinking there arn't that many items to begin with. But I might add a search group and or direct number input in a future version.

Quote:Looks like filter doesn't support exclusion like a "-Duplo". Say filter by "Plate" but do not show "Duplo plates" (plate -duplo)
Is there an operator for the first word in the description such as < in MLCad?
Currently only the options in the filter dialog control how the text is used in searches, but I see how those operators could be useful so I'll try to add them in a future version.

Quote:Like the "switch between different groups" a lot
Like the fact that holding down the STRG key I'm able to rotate the parts in the part bin even more
Thanks

Quote:Is there a key which places the part automatically at 0, 0, 0?
a part will only be placed at 0,0,0 when you drag it from the bin without an open model. After that you can shift any selection to 0,0,0 with shift+c


Re: LDCad 1.4 (win+linux) - Philippe Hurbain - 2014-12-03

+1 for search in colors... either by word (allowing for example to see all "yellow" variations) or number.


Re: LDCad 1.4 (win+linux) - Jason Smith - 2014-12-04

+2 by word.

It would certainly make building the favorites that much quicker as well as finding the odd ball colors.


Re: LDCad 1.4 (win+linux) - Jason Smith - 2014-12-04

I thought I'd share a completed pic of my model. It's a 2013 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Police Version. I think they look cool so I built this to learn LDCad. All built on 1.4 beta to 1.4.

Features:

- Chain drive, should be belt but the chain looked better.
- Working pistons
- Suspension front and rear.
- Seat suspension.
- Emergency buttons (red)
- Mirrors
- Crash Bars
- Side and upper luggage bags.

[Image: Electra%20Glide%20Wallpaper%20LeftS.jpg]


Re: LDCad 1.4 (win+linux) - Roland Melkert - 2014-12-04

Looks very nice.

I usually buy the official LEGO technic bike models when they come out, and this is certainly on par with those.

Only thing missing is a custom technic figure at scale Smile

fyi: If needed you can get a clean (no gui /grid lines etc) in a particular resolution using the view/OpenGL export feature.


Re: LDCad 1.4 (win+linux) - Jason Smith - 2014-12-05

Thank you for the kind words. LDCad made it easy and fun so kudos to you as well.

Great idea about the figure, making a motor cop should be an interesting project indeed.

I'll try out the export feature, had no idea it even existed, clearly I need to explore more.


Re: LDCad 1.4 (win+linux) - Philippe Hurbain - 2014-12-05

I agree on both points, this is a great model, and LDCad is an excellent program. Actually the "feature" that appreciate most is that it is rock solid. Never had a crash...


Re: LDCad 1.4 (win+linux) - Roland Melkert - 2014-12-06

Thanks,

Seems all those assert statements have paid off Smile


Re: LDCad 1.4 (win+linux) - Denis Smirnov - 2014-12-13

Roland, once again I want to express my admiration for the work you have done. This program is great, but what it certainly lacks is the proper documentation. Currently I'm curious about what does each of "copy paste options" mean, in particular 2 of them:
- "the main line is not the first, move it to the top";
- "there is non zero work orientaion active".
From some point of editing I started to receive this dialog every time I copy-paste even a single part. It seems that I changed some global option, but I can't understand which one and how to switch it back to default.

Sorry if this is not right topic to post questions.