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(original) [LDPartEditor] 0.8.17 Beta Released (colour palette / usability / bugfix) - Nils Schmidt - 2017-06-17

edit: I just re-posted this, since I changed the main thread into something more useful

Hi :)

it's a small step to version 0.8.17... here we go!

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As always, you can download LDPE from this page:
http://nilsschmidt1337.github.io/ldparteditor/

Changelog:
(7 new features and 4 bug fixes)

With this release you will be able to...
  • ...set the maximum amount of custom colours.
  • ...export the colour palette (*_pal.dat)
  • ...import the colour palette (*_pal.dat)
  • ...reset the colour palette.
  • ...see only the 3D editor on start / "new.dat" is virtual and not a critical "unsaved" file.
  • ...benefit from more parser magic: a BFC INVERTNEXT placed before a flat primitive triggers a warning with a quick fix.
  • ...benefit from more digits for the position/scale/rotate/translate entry fields.

The following critical issues were fixed:


  1. Problem with selection: selection menu shows checkboxes for line/triangle... etc. They should act as filters, but if you uncheck "lines", select a triangle, and use "select connected" the lines connected are selected, too.
  2. Flipper: Condlines are "not recalculated" so their control points are wrong after flipping.
  3. If you hide a primitive preceded by an INVERTNEXT, this INVERTNEXT remains active and inverts all elements until an other primitive is encountered.
  4. Select the last line in text editor by clicking on line number, and if that last line has no CRLF behind, then the last two characters of the line are not selected.

What will the next release 0.8.18 deliver? Bug fixes, usability improvements, maybe some new fancy features...



The program was tested intensively with "real world" files.
However, it is still a beta version and something can go wrong in about 100.000 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, LDPE 0.8.17 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:
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8
  • OpenGL 2.1 compatible Graphics Card
  • Operating System (32/64bit): Windows [XP; Vista; 7 or newer], Mac OS X [>=10.6], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=10.4]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon II (>2.0Ghz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Video-Memory: 512 MB
  • Free Disk Space: 100 MB
Recommended Requirements:
  • Operating System (64bit): Windows 7, Mac OS X [>=10.6], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=10.4]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor with 4 cores (or more)
  • RAM: >4 GB
  • Video-Memory: >=1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 512 MB
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How to check your JVM version (32- or 64-bit):
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You can try on the command line:

Code:
java -d64 version

If it's not a 64-bit version, you'll get a message that looks like:

Code:
This Java instance does not support a 64-bit JVM. Please install the desired version.

In general, I recommend to install the 64-bit version of the JVM for Java 8.


RE: [LDPartEditor] Link to the latest release post (0.8.38b) - Gerald Lasser - 2017-12-22

Did I miss something in the Java world?

Since a few days, I cannot start LDPE on any of my machines? I tried three, where it was working before, now, nada. I got the cmd window pop-up that disappears almost immediately, then nothing.

Were there recommendations to limit Java permissions or did MS patch something....

Thanks for your help & Merry Christmas!


RE: [LDPartEditor] Link to the latest release post (0.8.38b) - Nils Schmidt - 2017-12-22

(2017-12-22, 10:11)Gerald Lasser Wrote: Did I miss something in the Java world?

Since a few days, I cannot start LDPE on any of my machines? I tried three, where it was working before, now, nada. I got the cmd window pop-up that disappears almost immediately, then nothing.

Were there recommendations to limit Java permissions or did MS patch something....

Thanks for your help & Merry Christmas!

Hi Gerald,

please open a command prompt, navigate to the LDPE installation folder and run java -jar -Djava.library.path="natives/" -jar LDPartEditor.jar
Then post the output here and attach the error_log.txt file to it.

Can't say what is causing the problem. I need more info.

I wish you a happy holiday season and a good start into 2018!


RE: [LDPartEditor] Link to the latest release post (0.8.38b) - Gerald Lasser - 2017-12-22

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Hi Gerald,

please open a command prompt, navigate to the LDPE installation folder and run java -jar -Djava.library.path="natives/" -jar LDPartEditor.jar
Then post the output here and attach the error_log.txt file to it.

Can't say what is causing the problem. I need more info.

I wish you a happy holiday season and a good start into 2018!
[/quote]

Hi Nils, here's the file. Thanks a lot for your help!


Bug: Can't load user settings - Nils Schmidt - 2017-12-22

(2017-12-22, 13:22)Gerald Lasser Wrote: Hi Nils, here's the file. Thanks a lot for your help!

Thanks Gerald!
I found a temporary workaround. Delete your user configuration file config.gz from the LDPE folder.
When you start LDPE again, you have to configure your LDraw path etc. for one time, again.

More in-depth info: Unfortunately, I can't detect the real root cause of this issue yet.
LDPE loaded an UserSettingState object at startup and failed. The logger tried to log the problem but was unable to, because it needed a locale setting for logging (and this setting is stored in the UserSettingState object).


RE: Bug: Can't load user settings - Gerald Lasser - 2017-12-22

(2017-12-22, 20:45)Nils Schmidt Wrote:
(2017-12-22, 13:22)Gerald Lasser Wrote: Hi Nils, here's the file. Thanks a lot for your help!

Thanks Gerald!
I found a temporary workaround. Delete your user configuration file config.gz from the LDPE folder.
When you start LDPE again, you have to configure your LDraw path etc. for one time, again.

More in-depth info: Unfortunately, I can't detect the real root cause of this issue yet.
LDPE loaded an UserSettingState object at startup and failed. The logger tried to log the problem but was unable to, because it needed a locale setting for logging (and this setting is stored in the UserSettingState object).

Big thumbs up! Thanks a lot Nils, deleting the config.gz made it work again.

...now I need to find out how to move the text-editor into a seperate window...searching for that :-)


PS: What gets me wondering, why this happened at all machines more or less at once...


RE: [LDPartEditor] Link to the latest release post (0.8.53) - Wysong - 2021-07-02

I just reinstalled windows (unrelated problems) and I'm having trouble with LD Part Editor, namely that the preview is about a quarter of the size of the window:
[Image: screenshot.jpg]
How can I fix this / is there a 0.8.52 download somewhere?

Nevermind.  I found and tried an older version and had the same problem.  I also noticed the little splash window for Excel was tiny, so I tweaked my display settings and fixed the problem.


Wrong size of the window - Nils Schmidt - 2022-01-06

(2021-07-02, 14:41)Wysong Wrote: I just reinstalled windows (unrelated problems) and I'm having trouble with LD Part Editor, namely that the preview is about a quarter of the size of the window:
[Image: screenshot.jpg]
How can I fix this / is there a 0.8.52 download somewhere?

Nevermind.  I found and tried an older version and had the same problem.  I also noticed the little splash window for Excel was tiny, so I tweaked my display settings and fixed the problem.

Hi Wysong,

you can find a solution here:
https://github.com/nilsschmidt1337/ldparteditor/issues/755

You have to change the "Viewport Scale Factor" to two in the LDPE options (Tools...->Options...).

Cheers,
Nils