solving the remaining problems for Electric Plugs on the Parts Tracker - Printable Version +- LDraw.org Discussion Forums (https://forums.ldraw.org) +-- Forum: Models and Parts (https://forums.ldraw.org/forum-18.html) +--- Forum: Parts Authoring (https://forums.ldraw.org/forum-19.html) +--- Thread: solving the remaining problems for Electric Plugs on the Parts Tracker (/thread-6706.html) solving the remaining problems for Electric Plugs on the Parts Tracker - Steffen - 2012-11-11 The electric plugs of the 4.5V and 12V era are nearly 99% completed. They currently all sit on the Parts Tracker: http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptreviewsummary.cgi?f=electricplugs However, there are a small handful of problems to be solved, and I would like to ask for help, advice and/or a caliper in this case, as I am not at my LEGO collection currently (sadly). PROBLEM A: Plugs Intersect with Parts in Assemblies Here's an example: Code:```1 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4169.dat 1 0 0 -122 -1 0 0 -1 1 0 0 0 -1 0 512p01.dat 1 0 0 -122 23 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 -1 0 266bc02.dat 1 16 0 -102 10.5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 -1 0 766ac02.dat```What you can see here is that the plug intersects with the signal main body. There are 2 possible reasons for this: (i) the plug is too thick (ii) the sockets in the 2x2 lightbrick are misplaced How should we solve this? Problem B: Vertical Sockets Placement in Lightbricks When you look at the 2x2 lightbricks in this example, you can see that the vertical placement of the electrical sockets is different at the white 12V brick than at all others. As far as I remember from my childhood, this was not the case. Code:```1 7 20 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 765c03.dat 1 1 -230 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 u9228c04.dat 1 7 -180 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 u9228c04.dat 1 7 120 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 766ac03.dat 1 7 170 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 766ac03.dat 1 7 -30 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2775c03.dat 1 7 -80 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 766bc03.dat 1 7 70 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 766ac03.dat 1 7 -130 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 766bc03.dat 1 1 -397 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 567c03.dat 1 4 -357 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 567c03.dat 1 4 -277 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 592c03.dat 1 4 -180 0 225 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 265ac01.dat 1 14 -130 0 225 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 265ac01.dat 1 14 70 0 225 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 265bc01.dat 1 15 -80 0 225 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 266ac01.dat 1 15 120 0 225 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 266bc01.dat 1 0 170 0 225 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 266bc02.dat 1 1 -317 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 592c03.dat 1 1 -557 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 567c06.dat 1 4 -517 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 567c06.dat 1 4 -437 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 592c06.dat 1 1 -477 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 592c06.dat 1 5 170 4 -186 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2757.dat 1 47 223 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 933c02.dat``` Problem C: Diameter of Foil Plugs The diameter problem of the foil plug http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?f=parts/u9238.dat is still unsolved. Choosing a radius for it which would make it fit snugly into its plastic parent would make it no longer fit into existing socket holes. Choosing a radius such that the latter works would no longer make it fit into its plastic parent.