Existing Part Edit Requests


Existing Part Edit Requests
#1
I've realised that there's a few parts that are held up by only minor changes suggested by reviewers. Since we're often open to re-editing by secondary authors link to any of these here and hopefully someone whose vote won't be lost can do something about it. eg. stud41fw.

I've noticed others in the past and made the edits but this way we can keep track of more.

Tim


PS. I'm not sure if this should remain sticky but I think for now it can be.
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Re: Existing Part Edit Requests
#2
I think the problem has this cause:

the original submitter of the part does not track which comments it received,
and is not working on applying the suggested corrections.

This way, the suggestions stay there forever; they prevent a CERT but are not worth a HOLD.
Result: the part rots away on the Parts Tracker.

Sometimes, after a long time, I cannot resist and fix such things myself to bring things forward,
but I think we should extend the current policy that a part may get altered by others if the original
author does not respond within some time. Currently, that changing is only "allowed" when the part has a HOLD.
That's too un-progressive IMHO. We should extend that to any correction suggestion.
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Re: Existing Part Edit Requests
#3
I thought you could edit with just a along enough delay. Perhaps I misremembered.

Either way the license makes it 'legal' if impolite. And I'm willling to brave the insult if things sit too long.

For future reference _any_ part I make can and should be edited by anyone if I don't fix the errors quickly. I used to write this when I posted them.

Tim
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Re: Existing Part Edit Requests
#4
Nice to hear that, I've the same perspective; to me, the PT should be somewhat of a collaborative workbench.
In many cases in the past, I was tempted to directly fix problems instead of voting hold:
The latter only slowed down the process: Instead of having a fixed part which could get certified,
you got a held part which sat there then. Well, however, I've in the past 8 years also received
feedback that some authors want to completely author their parts on their own while on the PT,
and I got criticized for editing their files.
So I know from some people that they are fine with it, and I then sometimes just do the correction,
do speed up things. However, it gets complicated, when the solution suggestion I have in mind
might not be what the majority wants. I try to restrict myself then and not do the change.
This way: good that we have this forum.
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Re: Existing Part Edit Requests
#5
In truth I wouldn't be pleased if someone changed anything that wasn't a clear error or well established standard. But other than that change away if I've got a mistake.
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Re: Existing Part Edit Requests
#6
Since this post is called 'Existing Part Edit Requests' I thought this would be the right place for this:

Some little error with 4600.dat : as this file got offical (the updated version) again with the last part update te description is wrong: it is now named 'Plate 2 x 2 with Wheel Holder'what is the same as 4488.dat . First this description should be 'Plate 2 x 2 with Wheel Holders' (as it was as teh part was unofficial) and secend I presume to diffrent parts shouldn't have the same description.

Another part what need a chance is 2559.dat there a four open studs missing. Compare the part to this
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Re: Existing Part Edit Requests
#7
Thanks for pointing out these errors. New versions of these parts are now on the LDraw Parts Tracker.
4600
2559
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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Re: Existing Part Edit Requests
#8
Since I'm not a part author (and to became one for so minor changes, I don't think is teh right thing), I want to point out two colour changes on to parts. These parts are 3846p44.dat and 973p44.dat (wolf pack shield and torso. The coat of arms boundaries should be red/dark red (I prefer dark red, because it's closer to the real part, but the real part has the main colour brown so the red print looks like dark red). Right now the boundaries are yellowish green since the colour code of 326 is that colour- I don't know for what this code (326) was for when this part was created but now its the wrong colour.
Another thing is that these part still use 383 (chrome silver) instead of 179 (flat silver) (or was it another silver which should be used for patterns?).
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Re: Existing Part Edit Requests
#9
I've fixed this.

973p44 is already at the Part Tracker.
3846p44 is sent to Admin for upload, together with corrected subfiles.
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Re: Existing Part Edit Requests
#10
Nice!
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Re: Existing Part Edit Requests
#11
There is again a part with hollow studs which seems to have a closed stud version or is wrong made with the hollow studs:2582.dat Hinge Panel 2 x 4 x 3 & 1/3
The pictures of the '90 space shuttle instructions indicated that the closed studs version exists :1682 Space Shuttle Instructions
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Re: Existing Part Edit Requests
#22
Did anyone investigate this issue?
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2712: Technic Rotor 3 Blade
#12
There's either a variant for this piece or some instructions were printed wrongly.

This page http://www.peeron.com/scans/8855-1/9 (bottom right inset) shows the piece as it's currently modeled.
But this picture http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/2712?img=22206 shows a notch in the axle hole.
Further, my printed instructions (printed in Germany, 1988), do show the notch.
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Re: 2712: Technic Rotor 3 Blade
#13
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
I have had a quick look at Bricklink, but there is also no variant listed.
The only more information I got there is that this is same in mould than http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=32125
So if there are variants for 2712 I think there are also variants for 32125.
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Re: 2712: Technic Rotor 3 Blade
#14
You are right, I looked at my parts collection, there are two variants of this part, one has a regular axle hole, the other is notched.
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Re: 2712: Technic Rotor 3 Blade
#15
32125 was changed in the last part release since no one could find any part with just an axlehole.
That part is only known with a notch.
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Re: Existing Part Edit Requests
#16
Not sure if this is the correct place to post but I noticed there is something weird going on with the minifig legs (3816 and it's mirror or one of its subs).

There seem to be overlapping polys at the top backside. You can see by enabling wireframe in LDView. The part also suffers from rounding errors (like we talked about in some of the recent smoothing threads) in the same area.

lib version 1203

Being such a important part I think it deserves to be fixed.
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Re: Existing Part Edit Requests
#17
You are right. It is in file s\3816s01.dat. If you have turned on random colors you will see the flickering very well.
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Minifig leg is wrong (was: Re: Existing Part Edit Requests)
#18
IMO, there are more problems in 3816.

1.)
Could someone please explain why the foot isn't placed correctly?

1 16 -10 -15 0 6 0 0 0 60 0 0 0 6 4-4cyli.dat
1 16 10 -15 0 6 0 0 0 60 0 0 0 6 4-4cyli.dat
1 16 0 20 0 20 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 10 box0.dat
1 34 20 12 0 0 -40 0 9.5 0 0 0 0 -9.5 4-4cyli.dat
1 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3815.DAT
1 13 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3816.DAT
1 4 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.035 1 3817.DAT

I think it should be moved back 1 ldu, so that it fits inside the box-prim in my example (pink parts).
The red leg is tweaked to show what I think is wrong

2.)
This error gets even more obvious if you make a model like this:

1 6 60 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3815.DAT
1 7 60 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3816.DAT
1 7 60 12 0 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 3816.DAT

The same set-up in real parts makes it clear that the current 3816s01.dat is really wrong.
It is possible to place this mock up on a 3023 in real parts, but not in ldraw-parts

1 44 60 40 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3023.dat

3.)
A sitting minifig should have his back ~2 ldu moved forward and 4 ldu down.
Maybe the cylindrical section of the leg should be a little bit larger (green cyli),
to give the backside a more vertical surface, if the foot is moved.

4.)
Apart from the mentioned errors we also need to create a new leg-subfile without the side surface.
Many of the Collector minifigs have a pattern printed of the side of the leg.

Is there a good explanation for this error?
How do we solve it?
Do we need to recreate all patterned hips and legs?
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Re: Minifig leg is wrong (was: Re: Existing Part Edit Requests)
#19
I think you have explained it very well!

I have currently not thought about how to fix.

If we decide to correct this error, I am sure we need to update all leg parts. The hips should not be affected I think and therefore the combinations hips/legs should also be fine just after updating the leg parts. For this task LDStructure should be of good help for us.
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Re: Minifig leg is wrong (was: Re: Existing Part Edit Requests)
#20
Since the variant with no side pattern, and the variant with a side pattern are both common, perhaps it makes sense to use the unpatterned one as the existing subfile, and the new patterned one as a new subfile (obviously the former uses the latter). That way only the basics need redoing, and the existing leg parts can stay as is.

Or am I missing something?

Tim
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Re: Minifig leg is wrong (was: Re: Existing Part Edit Requests)
#21
Random thoughts about this issue:
- Tim's suggestion seems good, especially since - AFAIK - there is no legs with side pattern in LDraw library yet.
- Care must be taken not to utterly break models in the field using present leg.
- About patterns: hopefully it should be possible to keep existing patterns, using a relatively simple transformation?
but....
IMHO, the best solution would be to let existing legs / patterned legs as-is (after all they worked for years and nobody complained!!!), and create a brand new leg model (3816b or so) with all these issues corrected.
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Re: Minifig leg is wrong (was: Re: Existing Part Edit Requests)
#25
I would like to create the 3815b, 3816b and 3817b variants.

With LPC and LDPartEditor at hand, it is a feasible task to transfer old patterns to the new variant.
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Re: Minifig leg is wrong (was: Re: Existing Part Edit Requests)
#26
It would be good if you could - thanks. I think they would still need to go through a full Parts Tracker review, but once the base parts are approved, the patterned versions should be straightforward to review.

Is there any reason you are suggesting a 'b' suffix? We haven't used 'a' yet.
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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Re: Minifig leg is wrong
#27
I just wanted to be cautious. The change could "break" some models.

Here is an image of my current progress. The yellow/green one is the corrected version.
I use a vernier caliper to re-measure the part. 3815 is fine and need no modification.

[Image: z-IGtb72AP0EBwsKK8gC6ULm-ieDJKf39E64TcjwHY0=w1920-h1080]
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Re: Minifig leg is wrong
#28
Nothing will break if we retain the existing files (but flag them as obsolete), and create new 3815a, 3816a and 3817a files.
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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Re: Minifig leg is wrong
#29
Marking the original files as obsolete and creating new parts will result in a lot of duplicated legs in our library.
All patterned parts need a rework, too.
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Re: Minifig leg is wrong
#30
Duplication is neccessary to maintain backwards compatibility and to avoid breaking existing models. We must maintain official parts with their existing origin and orientation. Making them obsolete discourages them from being used in the future, so long as tools honour the ~ prefix.
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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Wrong part number
#23
4770.DAT (Electric Light & Sound Coloured Globe) should be 4773.dat.

bricklink and peeron list it as 4773.dat:
bricklink
peeron


Edit: Ok it seems they are wrong: LDD has it as 4770.
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Re: Wrong part number
#24
4773 is the lid of the Electric Light & Sound Brick 2 x 2 x 1.333 Siren. I know it 'cos I opened the part when I authored the part (12 years ago :-)

http://news.lugnet.com/cad/dat/parts/?n=4221

http://news.lugnet.com/cad/dat/parts/?n=5195

Please read also the comment in 4773a.dat

0 // True Part number is 4773, but that was incorrectly used in the Official
0 // Library for 4770. To maintain backward compatibility this is 4773a.

w.
LEGO ergo sum
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RE: Existing Part Edit Requests
#31
I'd like to bring these two parts here 'cos it's much easier discussing it:

http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?s=3855
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?s=3855a
http://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.cgi?s=3855b

I do not think that the origin of the current official part should be change.

w.
LEGO ergo sum
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RE: Existing Part Edit Requests
#32
Either we make all of them match current origin for the sake of standardization, or we move the origin in the middle point of the bump to allow easy tilting. I favor the second solution.
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RE: Existing Part Edit Requests
#33
(2016-06-03, 6:57)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: we move the origin in the middle point of the bump to allow easy tilting. I favor the second solution.

This will break a million sets ...

w.
LEGO ergo sum
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RE: Existing Part Edit Requests
#34
Sorry, I meant set the new origin in the middle of bumps for 3855a and b but compensate the offset in movedto 3855 shortcut to keep compatibility.
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RE: Existing Part Edit Requests
#35
Hi, I have a beginner question on what is the best way how to create a variant of an existing part.
There is a part 3684.dat that has hollow studs in the LDraw library. I want to create a version with solid studs that is missing - 3864c Slope 75 2 x 2 x 3 - Solid Studs.
The model with studs is stored in s\3684s01.dat. So my plan is to move the geometry to a new file s\3684s02.dat and in the s\3684s01.dat leave only hollow studs and link to s\3684s02.dat. This way I can share the geometry with the new part with solid studs and it will not break patterned parts. Is it correct approach? 
Or should I just create a copy of the complete geometry and do not edit the existing part?
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RE: Existing Part Edit Requests
#36
(2016-12-26, 20:32)Tomas Kralicek Wrote: Is it correct approach? 
Or should I just create a copy of the complete geometry and do not edit the existing part?

Yes, please re-use as much as possible in a second subfile.
I had a look into the design. It has some issues and needs a rework. Incorrect edges and overlapping primitives.
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RE: Existing Part Edit Requests
#37
(2016-12-26, 21:44)Magnus Forsberg Wrote:
(2016-12-26, 20:32)Tomas Kralicek Wrote: Is it correct approach? 
Or should I just create a copy of the complete geometry and do not edit the existing part?

Yes, please re-use as much as possible in a second subfile.
I had a look into the design. It has some issues and needs a rework. Incorrect edges and overlapping primitives.

I fixed overlapping primitives and used more primitives in the existing file.

Now to the update. I was looking for similar case in the LDraw library and found part 4864. It has version with solid and hollow studs. But it uses different approach then I was planning. Studs are placed into the main file and the subfile is shared between both of them. I was planning to make two subfiles one with solid and one with hollow studs that will share another subfile (3684s02). 
Should I be consistent with the 4864 part? If so I will also need to update the existing 3684 and 3684p22.
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RE: Existing Part Edit Requests
#38
>I was planning to make two subfiles one with solid and one with hollow studs that will share another subfile (3684s02).

That IMHO would be too complicated.
The studs are in the main file usually to prevent that they get a mirrored logo.
The usual approach is to put the symmetric portion of a part into a subfile,
and then use that one both from the solid and hollow stud version.
The solid stud version then again adds its studs in its main file,
and the hollow stud version adds its studs in its main file.
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RE: Existing Part Edit Requests
#39
We might need another solution here, since we also have to deal with a, b and c versions of this part.

I suggest changing s01 into a common file, without studs, front and back surface. Or is that what you're suggesting?

3684 has to become a Moved to 3684a
3684p22 should be Moved to 3684ap22

3684a should use s01 and add hollow studs and surfaces  ( part alias: 30499 )
3684b should also use s01 and add hollow studs and surfaces
3684c should use s01 and add solid studs and surfaces  ( part alias: 98560 )

Why is b-version called "Smooth" ? What makes it different from the a-version?
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RE: Existing Part Edit Requests
#40
I agree as this is the same approach as with the part 4864.

I have updated existing parts 3684 and 3684p22 and renamed them to 3684a. And what is the correct process to submit them now? As these will be new names I will be able to submit them to tracker immediately. And to make the original 3684 become Moved ..., is it enough to email a request to parts<at>ldraw.org?

The version a and b are on the rebrickable:
[Image: 800x1333.jpg]
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RE: Existing Part Edit Requests
#41
Quote:is it enough to email a request to parts<at>ldraw.org?

Yes, that's the process...
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