LDraw.org Discussion Forums
Part 87580 Naming - Printable Version

+- LDraw.org Discussion Forums (https://forums.ldraw.org)
+-- Forum: Models and Parts (https://forums.ldraw.org/forum-18.html)
+--- Forum: Parts Authoring (https://forums.ldraw.org/forum-19.html)
+--- Thread: Part 87580 Naming (/thread-2006.html)

Part 87580 Naming - Orion Pobursky - 2011-12-05

Why is part 87580 called Tile 2 x 2 with Groove and 1 Stud? I feel it should be Plate 2 x 2 with 1 Stud to be consistent with Plate 1 x 2 with 1 Stud.

Re: Part 87580 Naming - Tim Gould - 2011-12-05

Not sure I agree. It is more tile than plate by three to one.

Although by that argument 6576 should be a tile too and arguably 88000.


Re: Part 87580 Naming - Chris Dee - 2011-12-05

This subject is discussed at length at http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?s=3794b.

Re: Part 87580 Naming - Tim Gould - 2011-12-05

Although that discussion misses the myriad of other parts (official or otherwise) that have both tile and plate qualities. Where 88646, 6179, 6180, 4607, 4522, 6178, 6205 and 6177 (+print) are all considered tiles.

Overall it seems that de facto standard is that if you have more flat space than studs you should really be a tile.

That said, Orion's point about 'jumper plate' makes sense. And 87580 is probably becoming known as a 'double jumper plate'.


Re: Part 87580 Naming - Orion Pobursky - 2011-12-05

I used the standard of:
I was confused and couldn't find 87580 part for a while. If I was confused and I'm probably one of the most advanced LDraw users then I'm not going to be the only one.

Re: Part 87580 Naming - Tim Gould - 2011-12-05

Until you pointed it out I hadn't noticed they were split apart as I always go looking for the jumper plate in tiles.

Categorisation is never going to be perfect for everyone but I do agree with you that the jumper _plate_s should be plates, if only for historical and common nomenclature reasons.

Although I also think 88000 (definitely) and probably 6576 should be tiles.