A new version of the popular Windows LDraw editor MLCad has been released. This version 3.40 fixes a few bugs and adds some new features. The main new feature is that the long awaited Undo function now works. The other big change is that the part group definitions and favorites are no longer stored in a file, but are now written to the Windows registry.
You can read all about it here and also download there.
If you already have MLCad 3.30 installed, just replace the mlcad.exe and mlcad.dll with the files in the zip.
Starting MLCad 3.40 for the first time will put your part group definitions and favorites in the registry. After closing MLCad, you could delete the files MLCad.grp and MLC_Favorites.txt. However it is recommended that you backup these files first.
The 2011-02 LDraw parts update has been now been released.
This update includes 786 files in the core library, including 474 new parts.
For more information and download locations visit the LDraw.org website or read the article on LUGNET.
If you want your instructions to be even more realistic you can download the new configuration file LDConfig.ldr and place in the root folder of your LDraw installation. Here is what Scott Wardlaw wrote on LUGNET:
By popular request, some of the original color values have been updated to colors more representative of the real bricks.
Official download site: http://www.ldraw.org/library/official/LDConfig.ldr.
Also, LDCfgalt.ldr has been updated with equal color values as LDConfig, but edge values are set to be more representative of the real bricks.
Official download site: http://www.ldraw.org/library/official/LDCfgalt.ldr.
If you have any comments or problems please consult the resources below or ask in the FAQ on this site.
For more information see http://news.lugnet.com/cad/?n=17777 and/or http://www.flickr.com/groups/ldraw/
As of today a FAQ is added to this website. You can find answers to questions here or, if the answer is not there, ask a new question.
Be the first to ask your question!
Today a page for building instructions was added to the manual. On it you can find LDraw files of various models. You can download instructions in PDF made with LPub. With some models there are hints and tips on how to do certain things in LPub.
Using selfmade instructions with LPub for a lovely Koalabear, my daughter Britt build it for Mothersday. The model is an original LEGO Digital Designer model. I recreated it in MLCad and used elements from my own collection. Modelfile and instructions are available.
Thanks to Philippe Hurbain there is a PDF available of the online manual.
The pages are from May 4th 2011. Be aware that the content of this manual is subjected to change, so the PDF won't be an exact copy of this website.
You can download it (thanks to Tore Eriksson) here http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15954981/WorkingWithLPub2011may04.pdf
The official online LPub manual has gone public on April 29th 2011.
Announcements were made on Lugnet, Facebook and Lowlug.
It immediately got blogged by The NXT STEP - LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Blog.
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