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[LDPE] 1.8.62 Released (bugfix for PrimGen2, bugfix for TEXMAP) - Nils Schmidt - 2022-08-28

Hey,

this release includes three bugfixes.
One corrects the condlines which are generated by PrimGen2 for all tori types.
The problem: the condline coordinate was calculated in a different way than the coordinate of the quad, which resulted in minor differences.

The other two bugfixes are solving display problems with TEXMAP. I noticed the issues while I was checking 2454aps5.dat.


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As always, you can download LDPE from this page:

http://nilsschmidt1337.github.io/ldparteditor/

Changelog:

(3 bug fixes)

With this release the following critical issues are fixed:

  1. The generated condline coordinates for the Torus from PrimGen2 did not match the coordinates of the generated quads.
  2. The transparency calculation for TEXMAP images was incorrect on the old OpenGL 2 renderer.
  3. Fallback geometry in TEXMAP sections was shown (in LDraw Standard render mode with the old OpenGL 2 renderer).

The program was tested intensively with "real world" files.
However, something can go wrong in about 140.000 lines of code.

Installation on Windows:

  1. Download and extract LDPartEditor_win32_x64.zip
  2. Run LDPartEditor-1.8.62.msi
  3. Start LDPartEditor from the start menu
Installation on Linux:

  1. Download and extract LDPartEditor_linux_x64.zip
  2. Install ldparteditor_1.8.62-1_amd64.deb
  3. Start LDPartEditor from the menu or via launcher
Installation on Mac OS X:

  1. Download and extract LDPartEditor_mac_x64.zip
  2. Mount LDPartEditor-1.8.62.dmg
  3. Drag LDPartEditor.app to the Applications folder
  4. Copy ldparteditor.sh to your home folder
        4a. Open a Terminal.app and run ./ldparteditor.sh
        4b. Or open a Terminal.app and run /Applications/LDPartEditor.app/Contents/MacOS/LDPartEditor

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:
  • OpenGL 2.1 compatible Graphics Card
  • Operating System (64-bit): Windows [7 or newer], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=14.4], Mac OS X [>=10.6]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon II (>2.0Ghz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Video-Memory: 1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 100 MB
Recommended Requirements:
  • Operating System (64bit): Windows 7,8,10, Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=14.4], Mac OS X [>=10.6]
  • OpenGL 3.3 compatible Graphics Card
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor with 4 cores (or more)
  • RAM: >4 GB
  • Video-Memory: >1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 512 MB
  • For a faster start, LDPartEditor and the LDraw™ library should be installed on an SSD.



RE: [LDPE] 1.8.62 Released (bugfix for PrimGen2, bugfix for TEXMAP) - Willy Tschager - 2022-09-06

As a user I want LDPE to start up in full screen or at least in the state I closed the prog or the status I saved under "Save User Settings..."

w.


RE: [LDPE] 1.8.62 Released (bugfix for PrimGen2, bugfix for TEXMAP) - Willy Tschager - 2022-09-08

As a user I'd like to have a Line size 5, 6, 7 button
As a user I'd like to have a customizable Line size button where I can set the thickness of the line myself.

w.


RE: [LDPE] 1.8.62 Released (bugfix for PrimGen2, bugfix for TEXMAP) - Nils Schmidt - 2022-09-11

(2022-09-06, 14:21)Willy Tschager Wrote: As a user I want LDPE to start up in full screen or at least in the state I closed the prog or the status I saved under "Save User Settings..."

w.

Thanks, I created issue #931.


RE: [LDPE] 1.8.62 Released (bugfix for PrimGen2, bugfix for TEXMAP) - Nils Schmidt - 2022-09-11

(2022-09-08, 10:55)Willy Tschager Wrote: As a user I'd like to have a Line size 5, 6, 7 button
As a user I'd like to have a customizable Line size button where I can set the thickness of the line myself.

w.

Thanks Willy. I created issue #929 and #930.


RE: [LDPE] 1.8.62 Released (bugfix for PrimGen2, bugfix for TEXMAP) - Max Murtazin - 2022-09-18

Can there be an LDPE auto-updater? I think it would be pretty useful to just see if an update is out when you launch it, instead of having to regulary check the forum to see if there is a new version


RSS feed for new releases - Nils Schmidt - 2022-09-19

(2022-09-18, 19:29)Max Murtazin Wrote: Can there be an LDPE auto-updater? I think it would be pretty useful to just see if an update is out when you launch it, instead of having to regulary check the forum to see if there is a new version

There was an update script, but I don't support this anymore. The effort for this feature does not justify its benefits.
You can subscribe to my RSS feed on sourceforge, if you like! (I know, I know, the kids do not use RSS these days ;) )

https://sourceforge.net/p/partcreator/activity/feed

Why I don't implement this: The auto-updater should be able to replace an existing installation in a secure manner, which is not so trivial!
LDPE is not a single file, which you can replace easily, it comes with a standalone runtime and additional native libraries.


RE: RSS feed for new releases - Cam's Bricks - 2022-09-20

(2022-09-19, 19:56)Nils Schmidt Wrote: There was an update script, but I don't support this anymore. The effort for this feature does not justify its benefits.
You can subscribe to my RSS feed on sourceforge, if you like! (I know, I know, the kids do not use RSS these days Wink )

https://sourceforge.net/p/partcreator/activity/feed

Why I don't implement this: The auto-updater should be able to replace an existing installation in a secure manner, which is not so trivial!
LDPE is not a single file, which you can replace easily, it comes with a standalone runtime and additional native libraries.

perhaps a simple script to check the RSS for a new version and notify? with the ability to disable update checks as well.


RE: [LDPE] 1.8.62 Released (bugfix for PrimGen2, bugfix for TEXMAP) - Willy Tschager - 2022-09-22

As a user I'd like to see the D value of the distance meter not only shown in "LDU" but also in "mm" and "Stud":

D = 38.0000 LDU, 15.2 mm, 1.9 Stud

w.


Distance meter not only shown in "LDU" but also in "mm" and "Stud" - Nils Schmidt - 2022-09-22

(2022-09-22, 9:02)Willy Tschager Wrote: As a user I'd like to see the D value of the distance meter not only shown in "LDU" but also in "mm" and "Stud":

D = 38.0000 LDU, 15.2 mm, 1.9 Stud

w.

I created issue #935.
You will be able to change the length of the distance meter (LDU + mm) in the selection tab, too.
The implementation result will be similar to this:

Code:
D  = 38.0000
Dmm= 15.2000
Dst= 1.9000

Dx = 38.0000
Dy = 0.0000
Dz = 0.0000