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    Thread: LDCad 1.7 Alpha 2 (win+linux)
Post: RE: LDCad 1.7 Alpha 2 (win+linux)

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2022-05-14, 0:05) -- Hello all, It took more time than planned (again) but I finally managed to finish LDCad 1.7 Alpha 2. It has stacks of tweaks and a couple of stabilit...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 8 337 2022-05-14, 0:43
    Thread: Set 8829 Dune Blaster - an angles solution
Post: Set 8829 Dune Blaster - an angles solution

So in my rotation scripts thread (https://forums.ldraw.org/thread-25736.html), a question was posed by Max (https://forums.ldraw.org/thread-25736-post-45063.html#pid45063) about a solution for the 882...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 0 120 2022-05-13, 23:08
    Thread: Part Snapping missing/errors
Post: RE: Part Snapping missing/errors

For part 41682 (Bracket 2 x 2 - 1 x 2 Up Centred), I can't seem to attach to the back of the vertical plate. The front of the vertical plate is fine. From playing around a bit, I think that this li...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 122 35,951 2022-03-07, 6:48
    Thread: Aligning parts using rotation scripts
Post: RE: Aligning parts using rotation scripts

Max Martin Richter Wrote: (2022-02-24, 17:04) -- I wonder if there will be an exact solution for this area at set 8829: I tried to find it by hand but it seems my brain capacity is limited  :s ...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 25 1,965 2022-02-24, 22:22
    Thread: Part Snapping missing/errors
Post: RE: Part Snapping missing/errors

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2022-02-24, 19:14) -- Only difference with yours are the clip orientations which may come into play in a future version of the snapping engine. -- Thanks Roland. When ...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 122 35,951 2022-02-24, 22:08
    Thread: Part Snapping missing/errors
Post: RE: Part Snapping missing/errors

For the part "Technic Sprocket Wheel 25.4" (57520), the following places snap points for each of the sprocket notches. That in turn makes placing the chain tread (57518) somewhat less fraught. 0 !LD...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 122 35,951 2022-02-24, 4:04
    Thread: Aligning parts using rotation scripts
Post: RE: Aligning parts using rotation scripts

8.6 Crank Slider Animation Caveats Two caveats are applicable with the Crank Slider animation; The slide axis must be on the same relative horizontal axis as that formed by the line segment of the c...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 25 1,965 2022-02-24, 2:36
    Thread: Aligning parts using rotation scripts
Post: RE: Aligning parts using rotation scripts

8 Align parts / Linkage Animations, revised This is a follow-up to provide information about revised scripts for aligning parts and the linkages animation. The appropriate scripts can be downloaded...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 25 1,965 2022-02-24, 2:34
    Thread: LDCad 1.7 Alpha 1 (win+linux)
Post: RE: LDCad 1.7 Alpha 1 (win+linux)

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2022-02-08, 20:01) -- This is probably because it samples shift+'+' instead of just '+'. You can fix it by changing the key assignment for zoom to shift+'+'. I'll have to...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 142 12,134 2022-02-09, 19:00
    Thread: LDCad 1.7 Alpha 1 (win+linux)
Post: RE: LDCad 1.7 Alpha 1 (win+linux)

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2021-07-16, 23:00) -- All feedback/bug reports are welcome. -- I am experiencing what appears to be a bug with not being able to zoom in using the '+' key. The '+' key on...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 142 12,134 2022-02-08, 6:25
    Thread: Detecting current editing plane using API?
Post: RE: Detecting current editing plane using API?

Roland Melkert Wrote: (2021-12-29, 20:16) -- You could calculate it yourself by using the current camera orientation if you really need it right now. -- Thank you. From some preliminary script f...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 3 768 2021-12-30, 8:17
    Thread: Detecting current editing plane using API?
Post: Detecting current editing plane using API?

Hi Roland, is there an API call which returns the current editing plane? Something which perhaps returns a value of 1, 2 or 3? By way of an example, when ctrl+R is pressed to open the Manual Rot...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 3 768 2021-12-28, 2:44
    Thread: Aligning parts using rotation scripts
Post: RE: Aligning parts using rotation scripts

Milan Vančura Wrote: (2021-12-23, 11:24) -- Another improvement is using current coordination system instead of the global one. To make script works for setups rotated in any way - just select a part...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 25 1,965 2021-12-23, 20:59
    Thread: i need more bionicle parts for leocad program
Post: RE: i need more bionicle parts for leocad program

If the parts you are looking for aren't available in the LDraw Unofficial library (https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptlist.cgi), you may want to look at the Digital Bricks website (http://www.digital-bri...
David Manley Part Requests 2 374 2021-12-17, 21:02
    Thread: Aligning parts using rotation scripts
Post: RE: Aligning parts using rotation scripts

N. W. Perry Wrote: (2021-12-16, 16:18) -- ... As you know, the two-part rotation is also somewhat present in LDCad using Selection Info, this time with the triangle function. But again, you have t...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 25 1,965 2021-12-16, 18:44
    Thread: Help required using LDCad
Post: RE: Help required using LDCad

Martin Stockton Wrote: (2021-12-16, 8:28) -- Hi all, I hope that someone will be able to point me in the right direction. Two things; 1.  Using LDCad how do i upload missing items or new items?  2....
David Manley All Other Programs. 14 2,465 2021-12-16, 9:16
    Thread: Aligning parts using rotation scripts
Post: RE: Aligning parts using rotation scripts

7. Other Comments/Observations There is a reasonable degree of commonality between the code contained in these scripts and the code in the linkages.lua. This is deliberate.  Somewhere on my To Do l...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 25 1,965 2021-12-16, 8:57
    Thread: Aligning parts using rotation scripts
Post: RE: Aligning parts using rotation scripts

6. Installation The Lua scripts which provide the logic to achieve the part rotation are available for anyone to download (https://bricksafe.com/files/djm/djm_public_documents/ldorg/ldcad---part-al...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 25 1,965 2021-12-16, 8:55
    Thread: Aligning parts using rotation scripts
Post: RE: Aligning parts using rotation scripts

5. Two Part Rotation Actual Usage Enough with the simplistic example. Let’s see how to use the script in a more realistic way using an actual model. Figure 17 illustrates a partial build of set ...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 25 1,965 2021-12-16, 8:53
    Thread: Aligning parts using rotation scripts
Post: RE: Aligning parts using rotation scripts

4. Two part rotation The rotation alignment script can also be used to rotate two parts and identify the points at which the parts can be connected. This scenario was the primary driver for the scr...
David Manley LDraw Editors and Viewers 25 1,965 2021-12-16, 8:45