[LDPartEditor] 0.8.48 Beta Released (mouse button layout / PNGs from PT / 4K support)


[LDPartEditor] 0.8.48 Beta Released (mouse button layout / PNGs from PT / 4K support)
#1
Hey,

here is a new LDPartEditor release which let you swap the mouse button layout (for rotation and translation in the 3D view).


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I also provided an alternative 64-bit linux release since I had some problems with LDPE on another linux distro (Ubuntu).

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As always, you can download LDPE from this page:
http://nilsschmidt1337.github.io/ldparteditor/

Changelog:
(3 new features and 2 bug fixes)

With this release you will be able to...
  • ...swap the middle and right mouse button assignment (view translation and view rotation)
  • ...get the PNG textures from the PartsTracker when you are using the PartReview tool.
    This is useful for the review of !TEXMAP patterns.
  • ...configure a viewport scale factor (this is only necessary for 4K screens with a high pixel density)

The following critical issues were fixed:

  1. Display issues on a 3840x2160 display: empty regions & misplaced cursor.
  2. The vertex window popup was causing an internal error (with no negative side effects for the user).

What will the next release 0.8.49 deliver? open multiple files / 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.
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How to check your JVM version (32- or 64-bit):
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You can try on the command line:

Code:
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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Preview of version 0.8.49 Beta
#2
Hi,

here are the planned features for the next milestone 0.8.49.

As a user I want to...
  • ...open multiple files in one go. (issue #722)
  • ...invert the mouse wheel zoom direction. (issue #724)
  • ...see the coordinates of up to 4 selected vertices in the status bar. (issue #728)
  • ...use a shortcut to reset the manipulator to the origin and world orientation. (issue #726)
  • ...automatically deactivate "Add..." when I select something in the text editor. (issue #725)
And there is one bug fix:
  • The scale tool displays the manipulator with "global" coordinates when "local" coordinates are active. (issue #727)

Cheers
Nils
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RE: Preview of version 0.8.49 Beta
#3
I noticed one thing:

- Make the last line of a file "BFC INVERTNEXT"
- save it
- you need to restart LDPE to properly work again in the 3D view

If you ever open such a file, the 3D view stops working, go to text-editor, remove the line, save it and restart LDPE

Gerald
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Problem with BFC INVERTNEXT?
#4
(2019-09-04, 13:30)Gerald Lasser Wrote: I noticed one thing:

- Make the last line of a file "BFC INVERTNEXT"
- save it
- you need to restart LDPE to properly work again in the 3D view

If you ever open such a file, the 3D view stops working, go to text-editor, remove the line, save it and restart LDPE

Gerald

Hi Gerald,

can you attach the file to a forum post? That would be perfect to investigate the problem.
I was not able to reproduce it. Is the line really "BFC INVERTNEXT" or is it "0 BFC INVERTNEXT"?
How did you insert the line, how did you save it and which version of LDPE are you running on which operating system?
I need more details on how to reproduce the problem.
How does it indicate that the 3D view stopped working? What OpenGL version is displayed in the title bar of the program?

Thanks,
Nils
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RE: Problem with BFC INVERTNEXT?
#5
I used .46 when I noticed it, I will update to .49 and re-check, may be it is gone already.
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Text/3D windows sync
#6
Something that mildly bothers me: I have active tab sync between text and 3D windows. If I drag/drop a file from Windows explorer on the text window, it is properly opened in 3D window, but if I drop it on 3D window it is not opened in text window...
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RE: Text/3D windows sync
#7
(2019-09-06, 6:18)Philippe Hurbain Wrote: Something that mildly bothers me: I have active tab sync between text and 3D windows. If I drag/drop a file from Windows explorer on the text window, it is properly opened in 3D window, but if I drop it on 3D window it is not opened in text window...

I created an issue (#729). I am not so sure if I can include it in the next release.
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