**Viewing available part count**

2020-09-14, 5:47 (This post was last modified: 2020-09-14, 14:59 by Darin.)

Hello, I just discovered LDCad (1.6d) and want to know if there is a way to show remaining parts in the part bin (or anywhere else).

I'm interested in creating designs from a limited number of parts, and would like a way of knowing if I've stayed within that limit.

I found the showCount property in the Overivew group http://www.melkert.net/LDCad/tech/partBin

And I exported a part list from a set on Rebrickable, dropped that file in the sets dir, and see the part count there.

So both pieces of information exist in the tool, but I'm looking for some way to see that information together.

I can think of 2 ways I might find this:

1) Show both use count and total count in the part bin

2) Update part bin count to show available remaining

Is there a way to see this information? If not in LDCad, is is viewable in some other editor?

Alternatively maybe I could open a second part bin window and eyeball it, but that doesn't seem practical if I'm using very many unique parts.

Thanks!

I'm interested in creating designs from a limited number of parts, and would like a way of knowing if I've stayed within that limit.

I found the showCount property in the Overivew group http://www.melkert.net/LDCad/tech/partBin

And I exported a part list from a set on Rebrickable, dropped that file in the sets dir, and see the part count there.

So both pieces of information exist in the tool, but I'm looking for some way to see that information together.

I can think of 2 ways I might find this:

1) Show both use count and total count in the part bin

2) Update part bin count to show available remaining

Is there a way to see this information? If not in LDCad, is is viewable in some other editor?

Alternatively maybe I could open a second part bin window and eyeball it, but that doesn't seem practical if I'm using very many unique parts.

Thanks!