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Thinking about doing a LDCad 1.7 version - Roland Melkert - 2020-01-13

Hi all,

I've got some semi big (need a beta stage) features on my LDCad todo list I don't really want to do in a 1.6d/e version, namely:

- !DATA support
- !ATTACHTO support
- minor snapping and scripting extensions


So I'm thinking to do a 1.7 version instead with a couple of more things I wanted to do in 2.0. But that version is a looooooong way out.

For this I would like to include some bigger new features to really make it worth the effort.

I'm thinking about these features myself:

- Interactive animation (spin a gear to see what happens, given you scripted it to do so Big Grin  )
- Custom 'single line' bin content (to drag and drop unknown/preconfigured meta's etc). Probably as an extension to templates.

If anyone has some additional ideas this is the time to let me know.


RE: Thinking about doing a LDCad 1.7 version - N. W. Perry - 2020-01-13

With !DATA support, would that allow us to work with bitmap textures directly in the program? Maybe load our own PNG files, combine with the existing functionality of your sticker generator, and make sticker parts right there in LDCad?  Big Grin

A second idea I had recently, and I don't know how trivial or complicated this would be, but is it possible to have step numbering that starts at a number other than 1? So for example, you start a new submodel and specify that its step numbering begins with Step 24 (to match official instructions)?

And I love the interactive animation idea—though in a perfect world, of course, I want to spin the gear and see what happens without knowing how to script it first.  Rolleyes


RE: Thinking about doing a LDCad 1.7 version - Johann Eisner - 2020-01-14

(2020-01-13, 23:01)N. W. Perry Wrote: A second idea I had recently, and I don't know how trivial or complicated this would be, but is it possible to have step numbering that starts at a number other than 1? So for example, you start a new submodel and specify that its step numbering begins with Step 24 (to match official instructions)?

This is very easy to do in LPub3D.
Configuration ---> Build Instructions Setup... ---> Project Setup: Activate "Continous step numbers"

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Or insert following meta:
0 !LPUB CONTINUOUS_STEP_NUMBERS GLOBAL TRUE


RE: Thinking about doing a LDCad 1.7 version - Willy Tschager - 2020-01-14

Include the themes: https://forums.ldraw.org/thread-23675.html

and make the gray one the default theme.

w.


RE: Thinking about doing a LDCad 1.7 version - Philippe Hurbain - 2020-01-14

(2020-01-14, 9:10)Willy Tschager Wrote: Include the themes: https://forums.ldraw.org/thread-23675.html
and make the gray one the default theme.
+1...


RE: Thinking about doing a LDCad 1.7 version - Philippe Hurbain - 2020-01-14

Installable stuff with integrated interface?
- Set inventories
- Custom templates
- Custom connectivity


RE: Thinking about doing a LDCad 1.7 version - Gerald Lasser - 2020-01-14

I would very much like to see the support or display of information that comes with the !HELP and !CMDLINE metas.

The data is in the files, but to get to this data (during building) seems difficult i.e. impossible.


RE: Thinking about doing a LDCad 1.7 version - Orion Pobursky - 2020-01-14

A couple of things (in order of my perceived difficulty to implement):
- The sync name and filename option in the header dialog should be the default
- Please move the Export submenu from Views->Editing Views to the File menu
- Have all the nodes in the source window automatically collapse when exiting nested mode
- I'd like a "reload data" menu option that forces LDCad to reload templates, donors, the parts bin, and pbg files without having to close and reopen LDCad itself.
- An all-in-one, duplicate and mirror subfile option would be a nice to have


RE: Thinking about doing a LDCad 1.7 version - Willy Tschager - 2020-01-14

(2020-01-13, 20:41)Roland Melkert Wrote: - !DATA support
- !ATTACHTO support

Since both:

https://forums.ldraw.org/thread-23756.html
https://forums.ldraw.org/thread-23683.html

haven't been ratified by the LSB I wonder what your plans are? I would appreciate if you could bring them to a happy ending.

w.


RE: Thinking about doing a LDCad 1.7 version - N. W. Perry - 2020-01-14

(2020-01-14, 7:56)Johann Eisner Wrote: This is very easy to do in LPub3D.
Configuration ---> Build Instructions Setup... ---> Project Setup: Activate "Continous step numbers"



Or insert following meta:
0 !LPUB CONTINUOUS_STEP_NUMBERS GLOBAL TRUE

OK. I don't use LPub since I don't need to generate my own instructions, but I know I can import its metas. Will LDCad know what to do with it? And this says "global"—can I apply this meta to individual submodels?