Help with Bricksmith and LPub


Help with Bricksmith and LPub
#1
Aloha,

I created a model with Bricksmith and then I did the instructions with LPub. When I open the result in Bricksmith, it does not know how to parse it.

Is there a way that I can get the two to co-exist? Right now, when I want to modify the model I have to re-generate the instructions in LPub.

I have attached the original (lpr) and the instructions (mpd).

Mahalo,

Ramón


Attached Files
.ldr   F1 Racer.ldr (Size: 3.06 KB / Downloads: 0)
.mpd   F1 Racer.mpd (Size: 3.69 KB / Downloads: 0)
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Re: Help with Bricksmith and LPub
#2
In all likelihood Bricksmith doesn't recognized some/all of the LPub meta commands. A file modified for use in LPub will look strange when open in a regular editor.
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Re: Help with Bricksmith and LPub
#3
The lpub output file has unix lineends (\n) and the original has has DOS lineends (\r\n).

Perhaps you can feed the lpub output file through a unix2dos converter before opening it in bricksmith.
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Re: Help with Bricksmith and LPub
#4
I would highly surprised if Bricksmith couldn't handle unix line endings.
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Re: Help with Bricksmith and LPub
#5
Me too, but it's probably worth a try to convert the file.
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Re: Help with Bricksmith and LPub
#8
Incidentally, the only LDraw programs I'm aware of that cannot handle UNIX line endings are James Jessiman's original LDRAW and EDIT programs. In my non-exhaustive testing of 15+ other programs on multiple platforms I encountered no evident compatibility problems: anoved.net/2010/01/ldraw-line-endings/
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Re: Help with Bricksmith and LPub
#6
Aloha,

It is not the line endings. It chokes on the meta commands. If the LPub file is simple it can handle it.

Mahalo,

Ramón
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Re: Help with Bricksmith and LPub
#7
Aloha,

I compared the files and the only differences are:

1. line endings (which I ruled out as the cause of the problems).
2. Capitalization of some names (unlikelly cause).
3. The LPub meta commands (the likely cause).

Mahalo,

Ramón
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Re: Help with Bricksmith and LPub
#9
Hi Ramón,

What version of Bricksmith are you using? I ask because I am using Bricksmith 2.5.1 (on Mac OS X 10.7.2) and it doesn't seem to have any trouble opening both of the files you've attached (see below).

[Image: f1-racer-lpub-bricksmith-300x168.jpg]

Has anyone else tested opening the files in Bricksmith? What is your experience?

Jim

(Additionally - I'm not convinced that LPub meta statements could be to blame because like all meta commands they are type 0 lines, which are just ignored as comments if not recognized.)
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Re: Help with Bricksmith and LPub
#10
Doh! I was running 2.5. It seems 2.5.1 solves the problem, yay!

Mahalo a Plenty!

Ramón
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Re: Help with Bricksmith and LPub
#11
Super!

Looking at the version history, I'm guessing the issue was something to do with the last line of the file - the LPub output ends with a newline, whereas the original file did not. Version 2.5 probably expected the file to end with "0 NOFILE" and no newline.
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Re: Help with Bricksmith and LPub
#12
All LPub Metacommands should parse in any other program like comments because they start with a 0 (zero).
But I see updating Bricksmith solves your problem.
Jaco van der Molen
lpub.binarybricks.nl
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