available colours of Lego parts in LDcad


available colours of Lego parts in LDcad
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Hi

Maybe this is a very beginner question  Rolleyes but LDcad offers me a variety of colours for every brick. This is nice because it gives freedom for designing models but I always ask myself whether a specific brick is available in a specific colour. I remember that MLcad offered only some colours depending on the part.

 Is there an easy way in LDcad to see/switch to the fabricated colours?

Regards
Joscha
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(2018-03-21, 9:15)Joscha Wrote: Is there an easy way in LDcad to see/switch to the fabricated colours?

There is currently no filter on colors based on the current (selected) part or something like that.

However this is a feature I'm considering for 2.0

I don't remember MLCad offering this option though, it would need some sort of reference db so if mlcad has/had this feature it might be vastly out of date by now.
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Pretty sure MLCad doesn't have this function, AFAIK LDD is the only CAD editor able to do that (maybe stud.io does too?)
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(2018-03-21, 21:11)Roland Melkert Wrote:
(2018-03-21, 9:15)Joscha Wrote: Is there an easy way in LDcad to see/switch to the fabricated colours?

There is currently no filter on colors based on the current (selected) part or something like that.

However this is a feature I'm considering for 2.0

I don't remember MLCad offering this option though, it would need some sort of reference db so if mlcad has/had this feature it might be vastly out of date by now.


You and Philippe are right. I tried to find out what I was thinking about MLcad but w/o success. Maybe at that time when I started using MLcad I misunderstood the colour table as the colours in which the part was ever manufactured.

But what does it mean practically? Do I have to go for an internet search to find out which colours are available for a specific part?
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(2018-03-22, 14:09)Joscha Wrote: But what does it mean practically? Do I have to go for an internet search to find out which colours are available for a specific part?

There are the 'physical color' parts but that subset of the library has been abandoned as far I understand it.

In general I think most people using LDraw know which colors parts come in from experience.
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(2018-03-22, 22:33)Roland Melkert Wrote: There are the 'physical color' parts but that subset of the library has been abandoned as far I understand it.

In general I think most people using LDraw know which colors parts come in from experience.

Pragmatically said: maintaining such a database is a huge task, not a "night hobby of one person". So a chance there is such a project on internet but we do not know about it is, approximately, zero. For this reason we have only two options: connect to someone big having such a database (Bricklink, LEGO) or not to have this feature.
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(2018-03-22, 22:33)Roland Melkert Wrote: In general I think most people using LDraw know which colors parts come in from experience.


I was afraid that you will say this. Unfortunately my experience of brick colours is from about 30 years ago. I know axles are black, pins w/o friction are grey and pins w/ friction are black. Then there are blue, white, grey and black bricks Big Grin  That's it.

But it's not a big thing. It would have been nice though to have this information available right away. But I understand that this is a huge task and maybe not worth it.
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