Both 3626b and 3626c patterned heads?


Both 3626b and 3626c patterned heads?
#1
This year there seems to be many "old" patterns printed on the new head, 3626c, and perhaps we need to decide how to treat them.
Must there be both a 3626b and a 3626c version of every re-released pattern?

Should all b-heads be renamed to "...with Blocked Stud"?
Should all c-heads be named "...with Hollow Stud"?
I don't think that's necessary.
The "c" in the partnumber, 3626cpXX.dat, tells me that it is a new head, with hollow stud.

Howard Lande has made a number of new heads, both as b- and c-heads.
3626bpb122, 3263bpb322, 3626bpb366, 3626bpb411, 3626bpb471, 3626bpb633, 3626bpb719
3626cpb122, 3263cpb322, 3626cpb366, 3626cpb411, 3626cpb471, 3626cpb633, 3626cpb719
(btw, they all need renumbering too)

Is that really necessary?
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Re: Both 3626b and 3626c patterned heads?
#2
For what it's worth, my opinion is "no, it's not necessary"...
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Re: Both 3626b and 3626c patterned heads?
#3
OK,
According to the reviews at 3626cp01 we need a version of all parts in the library.

How do we name them? Pattern first, or the stud?
Must all patterned parts end with the word "Pattern"?

My suggestion is this;
3626ap01, "Minifig Head with Standard Grin Pattern, Solid Stud"
3626bp01, "Minifig Head with Standard Grin Pattern, Blocked Stud"
3626cp01, "Minifig Head with Standard Grin Pattern, Hollow Stud"

I want all the parts with the same pattern grouped together, rather than having the same stud grouped together.

Or, I ask again, could we ditch the stud reference in the descriptions?
The space for a good description of the pattern is reduced, until more than 64 characters is allowed in the PartTracker.
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Re: Both 3626b and 3626c patterned heads?
#4
Here are my two cents to this question:
I know several people using LDraw and most of them ask me sometimes, why there are some parts twice in the library. So I have to tell them: They have different molding numbers, so some parts have more than one entry there.
What I want to say. Many 'normal' users don't know about the different numbers and looking for the part description only.
That's why I prefere complete description for the heads, too.

/Max
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