[LDPartEditor] 0.8.49 Beta Released (open files/invert zoom direction/selection info)

[LDPartEditor] 0.8.49 Beta Released (open files/invert zoom direction/selection info)

with this LDPE release it is possible to open multiple files in one go, invert the mouse wheel zoom direction and there are some other features, too Smile

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As always, you can download LDPE from this page:

(5 new features and 2 bug fixes)

With this release you will be able to...
  • ...invert the mouse wheel zoom direction (Tools... -> Options... -> Customise Shortkeys).
  • ...open multiple files in one go.
  • ...use a shortcut to reset the manipulator to the origin and world orientation ("R" key).
  • ...see the coordinates of up to 4 selected vertices in the status bar (there is some logic behind their displayed order. The topmost vertex is displayed first.).
  • ...benefit from the automatically deactivation of "Add..." when you focus or select something in the text editor.

The following critical issues were fixed:

  1. The scale tool and other tools displayed the manipulator with "global" coordinates when "local" coordinates were active.
  2. There was a missing comma in the selection info on the status bar.

What will the next release 0.8.50 deliver? clever auto-completion / context menu for the text editor / usability.

The program was tested intensively with "real world" files.
However, it is still a beta version and something can go wrong in about 140.000 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, this version was tested, 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:
  • 64-bit Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8
  • OpenGL 2.1 compatible Graphics Card
  • Operating System (64-bit): Windows [7 or newer], Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=14.4], Mac OS X [>=10.6]
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon II (>2.0Ghz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Video-Memory: 1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 100 MB
Recommended Requirements:
  • Operating System (64bit): Windows 7,8,10, Linux [e.g. Ubuntu Linux >=14.4], Mac OS X [>=10.6]
  • OpenGL 3.3 compatible Graphics Card
  • CPU: Multicore-Processor with 4 cores (or more)
  • RAM: >4 GB
  • Video-Memory: >1 GB
  • Free Disk Space: 512 MB
  • For a faster start, LDPartEditor and the LDraw™ library should be installed on an SSD.
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.
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[LDPartEditor] 0.8.49 Beta Released (open files/invert zoom direction/selection info) - by Nils Schmidt - 2019-10-07, 18:28
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