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Non real-life separable parts - Roland Melkert - 2018-02-11

I was wondering in the 18-01 library there are some pneumatic parts which are actually subparts of things you shouldn't (can't) be taken apart in the real world.

These kinds of parts used to have the ~ prefix as far I understand.

Did this change?

I noticed this because now I have to filter out parts like 19466c01.dat and 19467c01.dat in my LDCad default pneumatics bin.


RE: Non real-life separable parts - Philippe Hurbain - 2018-02-12

(2018-02-11, 21:20)Roland Melkert Wrote: I was wondering in the 18-01 library there are some pneumatic parts which are actually subparts of things you shouldn't (can't) be taken apart in the real world.
I noticed this because now I have to filter out parts like 19466c01.dat and 19467c01.dat in my LDCad default pneumatics bin.
Purpose of ~ is to hide parts from casual users, and, among other things, it is used to hide FIXED assemblies components as they shouldn't be used directly. In the cas of moving part assemblies (pneumatics, motors, etc), the user may want to make their own assembly to exactly match their model. Unfortunately not all LDraw editors have sophisticated templates or inlining capabilities Wink


RE: Non real-life separable parts - Roland Melkert - 2018-02-12

(2018-02-12, 8:21)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: Purpose of ~ is to hide parts from casual users, and, among other things, it is used to hide FIXED assemblies components as they shouldn't be used directly. In the cas of moving part assemblies (pneumatics, motors, etc), the user may want to make their own assembly to exactly match their model. Unfortunately not all LDraw editors have sophisticated templates or inlining capabilities Wink

I see, maybe we need to introduce a qualifier for this like the new flexible one.


RE: Non real-life separable parts - Steffen - 2018-02-18

I also disliked the removal of the ~ prefix for these parts during their review.
I think the ~ should be put back.
Just my opinion.


RE: Non real-life separable parts - Philippe Hurbain - 2018-02-18

(7 hours ago)Steffen Wrote: I also disliked the removal of the ~ prefix for these parts during their review.
I think the ~ should be put back.
Just my opinion.
Definitely NO for the reasons exposed above.