[LDPartEditor] 0.8.7 Beta Released

[LDPartEditor] 0.8.7 Beta Released
Yeah Smile showtime for version 0.8.7!

currently, I am on easter holidays. I have some spare time... and here is the next release! Wink

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As always, you can download LDPE from this page:

(6 new features and 8 bug fixes)

With this release you will be able to...
  • ...benefit from a faster program start.
  • ...toggle the visibility of conditional line control points.
  • ...drag&drop files on the 3D editor view.
  • ...drag&drop files on the text editor view.
  • ...use the new "modern" GUI layout on a fresh installation.
  • ...activate anti-aliasing on some linux systems with MESA/Gallium*

The following critical issues were fixed:
  1. Risk of data loss: When you open a file again (which was unsaved in LDPE) the file in the 3D view gets cleared.
  2. "Show selection in text editor" did not work correctly for subfiles, if the text editor was closed before.
  3. "Open Part File" from the 3D editor opens a text editor window, too.
  4. Identical lines are not detected if they have different colours.
  5. CSG does not work with invalid colour numbers.
  6. "Unselect" (Ctrl+Click) does not work for subfiles.
  7. Subfile selection issues with adjacent subfiles.
  8. The coarse/medium/fine grid buttons don't stay pushed.

The program was tested intensively with "real world" files.
However, it is still a beta version and something can go wrong in about 100.000 lines of code.

Make sure that you choose the right architecture for your OS and Java Virtual Machine (JVM) (64bit or 32bit).
A short guide how to check if a 64bit JVM is installed on your system is located at the bottom of this message.

  1. Download the zip-Archive
  2. Extract the archive content to the location of your choice
  3. On windows, double-click "run.bat" to start LDPE.
  4. On linux/mac, you have to excecute the shell script "run.sh" to start LDPE.

Please note that this software is in the beta stage. Although, LDPE 0.8.7 was carefully tested and developed, there are already known issues for this release. There is a potential risk of data loss.

You can search for updates if you do the following steps:

  1. On windows, double-click "update.bat" to search for updates.
  2. On linux/mac, you have to excecute the shell script "update.sh".

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:
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8
  • OpenGL 2.1 compatible Graphics Card
  • Operating System (32/64bit): Windows [XP; Vista; 7 or newer], Mac OS X [>=10.6], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=10.4]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon II (>2.0Ghz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Video-Memory: 512 MB
  • Free Disk Space: 100 MB

Recommended Requirements:
  • Operating System (64bit): Windows 7, Mac OS X [>=10.6], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=10.4]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor with 4 cores (or more)
  • RAM: >4 GB
  • Video-Memory: >=1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 512 MB

How to check your JVM version (32- or 64-bit):

You can try on the command line:

java -d64 version

If it's not a 64-bit version, you'll get a message that looks like:

This Java instance does not support a 64-bit JVM. Please install the desired version.

In general, I recommend to install the 64-bit version of the JVM for Java 8.

* (on Windows, for AMD/NVIDIA cards, you have to enable anti-aliasing manually for the javaw.exe process, with AMD Catalyst or the NVIDIA Control Panel)
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[LDPartEditor] 0.8.7 Beta Released - by Nils Schmidt - 2016-03-23, 12:41
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