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    Thread: LDraw terminology for part anatomy
Post: RE: LDraw terminology for part anatomy

Magnus Forsberg Wrote: (2021-09-13, 21:29) -- How about the Snapstud? Found in the centre of many parts and are used to make turntables of many different sizes. https://www.ldraw.org/library/primr...
tom alphin General LDraw.org Discussion 6 342 2021-09-15, 4:21
    Thread: LDraw terminology for part anatomy
Post: RE: LDraw terminology for part anatomy

N. W. Perry Wrote: (2021-09-13, 12:24) -- One name I forgot about that's often used for this underside feature is "post". That goes well with the equivalently-functioning "tube", and also fits the ab...
tom alphin General LDraw.org Discussion 6 342 2021-09-13, 16:01
    Thread: LDraw terminology for part anatomy
Post: RE: LDraw terminology for part anatomy

N. W. Perry Wrote: (2021-09-13, 3:08) -- In LDraw this is usually called an "understud", although I'm not sure this is a terribly appropriate name for it. It's really the 1x equivalent of a bottom tu...
tom alphin General LDraw.org Discussion 6 342 2021-09-13, 5:36
    Thread: LDraw terminology for part anatomy
Post: LDraw terminology for part anatomy

Hi, Some of you may know me from my book The LEGO Architect or my brickarchtiect.com website.  I'm always looking for ways to simplify the more confusing aspects of our hobby, including my work on th...
tom alphin General LDraw.org Discussion 6 342 2021-09-12, 22:26
    Thread: Missing 2017-2021 most common parts...
Post: RE: Missing 2017-2021 most common parts...

I edited the original post to include a link containing parts 1001+.  It's not meant for widespread distribution since many of the images are missing, but could be useful to this group in deciding whi...
tom alphin Part Requests 5 540 2021-09-10, 15:01
    Thread: Missing 2017-2021 most common parts...
Post: RE: Missing 2017-2021 most common parts...

Gerald Lasser Wrote: (2021-09-07, 14:53) -- So here's an update taking the Unity data into consideration: #666 - 27393 - Wave / Power Blast Rounded Energy with Bar Handle -> In UNITY as 32643 (www...
tom alphin Part Requests 5 540 2021-09-10, 5:47
    Thread: Missing 2017-2021 most common parts...
Post: RE: Missing 2017-2021 most common parts...

Gerald Lasser Wrote: (2021-09-05, 9:29) -- Hi Tom bb0219 was added recently  4502a is as 87693 in the library  The infinity stone looks easy to do. Dragon Hilt hopefully in the unity pack. Nee...
tom alphin Part Requests 5 540 2021-09-07, 3:30
    Thread: Missing 2017-2021 most common parts...
Post: Missing 2017-2021 most common parts...

Hey all, I've shared my "Most Common Parts" analysis in the past, as it is a good way to find common parts that are missing from the LDraw catalog.  Here's the top 1000 parts based on the years 2017...
tom alphin Part Requests 5 540 2021-09-05, 4:55
    Thread: Dots Bag Tag & Loop (for current BrickNerd Contest!)
Post: Dots Bag Tag & Loop (for current BrickNerd Contest...

My buddy Dave @ BrickNerd asked me to request the following two parts: 41927 - Human Tool Dots Bag Tag Cube - https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=69182 73767 - Human Tool Dots Ba...
tom alphin Part Requests 7 470 2021-08-14, 3:43
    Thread: Recommended Digital Calipers for measuring parts (+ rare Clutch Test Implements.)
Post: RE: Recommended Digital Calipers for measuring par...

I measured one of the parts and captured all of the dimensions (in MM) on a piece of paper.  Should this be enough precision to design an ldraw model of the part? Precise measurements: https://brick...
tom alphin Parts Authoring 5 1,559 2021-03-19, 4:55
    Thread: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Round, etc...)
Post: RE: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Ro...

Cool, the 50 most common DUPLO parts are all in the LDraw (unofficial) collection now!  That's great progress—Thank You! I spent some time last night checking the next batch of missing parts to mak...
tom alphin Part Requests 14 3,038 2021-01-29, 16:00
    Thread: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Round, etc...)
Post: RE: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Ro...

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: (2021-01-15, 8:14) -- If you look at file header, that's the way I made most of these parts recently: Code: -- 0 !HISTORY 2020-12-12 {LEGO/Unity Microgame} Original part sh...
tom alphin Part Requests 14 3,038 2021-01-24, 23:39
    Thread: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Round, etc...)
Post: RE: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Ro...

Willy Tschager Wrote: (2021-01-16, 9:09) -- This is an interesting list. It would be fun to see a Most UNIQUE LEGO Parts or One-Timers as I expect that most of the parts I author fall in in that cate...
tom alphin Part Requests 14 3,038 2021-01-16, 20:00
    Thread: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Round, etc...)
Post: RE: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Ro...

tom alphin Wrote: (2021-01-10, 20:54) -- Awesome, thanks!  I've updated the Most Common DUPLO parts (https://brickarchitect.com/most-common-duplo-parts/) guide to include the new parts.  It looks...
tom alphin Part Requests 14 3,038 2021-01-15, 0:03
    Thread: Recommended Digital Calipers for measuring parts (+ rare Clutch Test Implements.)
Post: RE: Recommended Digital Calipers for measuring par...

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: (2021-01-09, 18:01) -- Got a cheap one too, more than precise enough! Anyway they will NOT match LDraw parts which are somewhat idealized... eg. bars are modeled as 3.2mm ...
tom alphin Parts Authoring 5 1,559 2021-01-11, 3:33
    Thread: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Round, etc...)
Post: RE: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Ro...

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: (2021-01-09, 16:20) -- Some more Duplo parts! https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptscan.cgi?q=2021-01-09&scope=header https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?f=parts/31171.dat...
tom alphin Part Requests 14 3,038 2021-01-10, 20:54
    Thread: Recommended Digital Calipers for measuring parts (+ rare Clutch Test Implements.)
Post: Recommended Digital Calipers for measuring parts (...

I recently got my hands on some rare parts which are used to test LEGO parts.  They are described in the middle of an article on New Elementary (https://www.newelementary.com/2018/07/sustainable-lego-...
tom alphin Parts Authoring 5 1,559 2021-01-09, 7:01
    Thread: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Round, etc...)
Post: RE: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Ro...

Philippe Hurbain Wrote: (2021-01-05, 19:27) -- and so... wall, plate and brick with bow done! https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?f=parts/25550.dat https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi...
tom alphin Part Requests 14 3,038 2021-01-06, 3:01
    Thread: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Round, etc...)
Post: Duplo! (61649 2x4x3 Door Frame, 98225 2x2x2 Round,...

I'm actually updating my LEGO Brick Labels to include the most common DUPLO bricks.  I was surprised to see that 61649, the current design of the 2x4x3 Door Frame is not in LDraw. This led me to updat...
tom alphin Part Requests 14 3,038 2021-01-05, 1:22
    Thread: Popular new parts (LEGO Art, etc..)
Post: Popular new parts (LEGO Art, etc..)

I encountered some fairly common (and highly sought) new parts that are missing, which sadly prevents me from adding labels for these parts to my LEGO Brick Labels (https://brickarchitect.com/labels) ...
tom alphin Part Requests 8 1,549 2020-09-06, 5:02