[LDPartEditor] 0.8.5 Beta Released

[LDPartEditor] 0.8.5 Beta Released

with a little overdue of one month*... here is the LDPartEditor 0.8.5 Beta release!
I will now focus on tutorial videos since this version should be stable enough to work with (though its still a beta).

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You can download LDPE from this page:


With this release you will be able to...
  • ...use up to 9 decimal places for rounding (coordinates + matrix). [requested by Gerald]
  • ...open the part in the 3D editor from the text editor window (orange "3D" button) [requested by at least two users]
  • ...use "save as..." to store files under a new filename (text editor only) [requested by Magnus]
  • ...use a button for single vertex manipulation ("SyncEdit") in the text editor [requested by Willy]
  • ...benefit from a new "how-to-use" description for the SlicerPro2 tool.

The following critical issues were fixed:
  1. Rectifier created rect#.dat primitives when "Split" and "SlicerPro2" were used.
  2. Rectifier created rect-prims that were scaled in three dimensions.
  3. Fixed an issue which was related to the parsing of the !HISTORY meta command
  4. Fixed a null pointer issue with "Add Quad" and other "Add..." functions.
  5. Fixed incorrect cursor movement when single vertex manipulation was active.
  6. Fixed a GUI access issue, which occured on drag&drop with text editor tabs.
  7. Fixed a random null pointer issue, which could disable the tab from the text editor window when more than one tab was opened.
  8. In some rare cases when a flat subfile was scaled in X/Y or Z and the transformation matrix contained more than one space as seperator between the values, the corresponding "Quick Fix" was not able fix the scaling.

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 LPE.
  4. On linux/mac, you have to excecute the shell script "run.sh" to start LPE.

Please note that this software is in the beta stage. Although, LPE 0.8.5 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".

LPE 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 LPE 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: 2.5GB
  • Video-Memory: 512 MB
  • Free Disk Space: 100 MB

Recommended Requirements:
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8
  • 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: >512 MB
  • 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.

* normally, I want to do at least one release per month.
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[LDPartEditor] 0.8.5 Beta Released - by Nils Schmidt - 2016-03-07, 22:12
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