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LDraw.org 2019-02 Parts Update Now Available - Chris Dee - 2019-09-09

The 2019-02 LDraw Parts Update has been now been released. This adds 664 new files to the core library, including 572 new parts and 18 new primitives.

After discussion on this forum we have decided to stop releasing files representing LEGO part numbers for 'Physical_Colour' parts, as other automatically updated resources (such as BrickSet), provide a better source for this information. Included in this update are re-issued versions of many of the 'Physical_Colour' parts as obsoleted files. This technique prevents existing models (which may have used these part numbers) from breaking, but prevents the files from being presented in selection lists for the creation of new models. Special thanks are due to Willy Tschager (user Holly-Wood) for taking on the tedious task of re-working these files.

Thanks are of course due to all the part authors who created or corrected parts for this release. The small, but dedicated, band of reviewers also play an important role in keeping files moving through the Parts Tracker and deserve just as much credit. 

You can preview the new parts in 2019-02 here, and download the zip-file update or Windows install package here. Alternatively you can use the LDView menu option File | Check for Library Updates... to install the update.

There are still a significant number of 'problem' files which fail to meet our standards and have been left on the Parts Tracker for years. As a reminder, if these have remained untouched by the original author for three months, they are considered 'fair game' for any author to correct. We would welcome any effort to reduce this backlog.

This update is appearing slightly later than the end of August target I set myself, but hopefully demonstrates that a two-monthly update schedule is achievable. I expect to issue new updates towards the end of October and in December.


RE: LDraw.org 2019-02 Parts Update Now Available - Orion Pobursky - 2019-09-09

(2019-09-09, 18:00)Chris Dee Wrote: This update is appearing slightly later than the end of August target I set myself, but hopefully demonstrates that a two-monthly update schedule is achievable. I expect to issue new updates towards the end of October and in December.

Thanks for the update Chris.

As to the above, I hope you're not trying to apologize in that statement (it sorta reads that way to me). All release are appreciated by me regardless of whatever artificial timeline you set for yourself. Thanks again.


RE: LDraw.org 2019-02 Parts Update Now Available - Gerald Lasser - 2019-09-09

I will provide you the overview picture again.


RE: LDraw.org 2019-02 Parts Update Now Available - Chris Dee - 2019-09-10

(2019-09-09, 22:48)Gerald Lasser Wrote: I will provide you the overview picture again.

Thank you - that would be most welcome.


RE: LDraw.org 2019-02 Parts Update Now Available - Philippe Hurbain - 2019-09-10

Excellent, thanks Chris!

(2019-09-09, 18:00)Chris Dee Wrote: You can preview the new parts in 2019-02 here, and download the zip-file update or Windows install package here. Alternatively you can use the LDView menu option File | Check for Library Updates... to install the update.
Why does each and every part in preview show "(uncoloured)" after part name?
Edit: And it would be nice to have links to 3D-preview of all parts!


RE: LDraw.org 2019-02 Parts Update Now Available - Philippe Hurbain - 2019-09-10

Announcement posted on Eurobricks and Facebook.


RE: LDraw.org 2019-02 Parts Update Now Available - Chris Dee - 2019-09-10

(2019-09-10, 5:59)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: Excellent, thanks Chris!

Why does each and every part in preview show "(uncoloured)" after part name?
Edit: And it would be nice to have links to 3D-preview of all parts!

I think the script that generates this page has always done that, but clearly it is not correct for patterned parts. And, yes, I can look at including the 3D-preview link. Good idea.


RE: LDraw.org 2019-02 Parts Update Now Available - Gerald Lasser - 2019-09-10

(2019-09-10, 4:55)Chris Dee Wrote: Thank you - that would be most welcome.

Here's the picture

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RE: LDraw.org 2019-02 Parts Update Now Available - Gerald Lasser - 2019-09-10

I noticed that complete.zip contains an old ldconfig.ldr, dated beginning of 2018.

It contains the line:

0 !LDRAW_ORG Configuration UPDATE 2017-12-15


I think it should be updated with the new one from July?

0 !LDRAW_ORG Configuration UPDATE 2019-07-15


RE: LDraw.org 2019-02 Parts Update Now Available - Roland Melkert - 2019-09-10

(2019-09-09, 18:00)Chris Dee Wrote: The 2019-02 LDraw Parts Update has been now been released.

I just discovered a problem in LDCad's part bin code that might be extra noticeable while using this new library due to all the new ~ parts.

as a result the "By category" branche of the bin might be (extra) messed up in means of missing and duplicate categories.