Superkalle, on 20 September 2010 - 12:06 PM, said:
Thanks for that one. Well spotted
Does TLG know about the the problem with minifig legs not fitting correctly in the situation where you stack one 2x2 plate or brick on top of another and then try to place a minifig legs facing toes towards the stacked 2x2 plate? This problem also occurs with any possible combination of plates or bricks.
I think they do, but if they want it submitted let me know.
Also, does TLG plan on fixing gears in LDD 4.0 so that they can be properly and usefully used to make models that can slide or turn to open? I would also like to see available in the DesignByMe palette the following Technic gear:
The reason why is simple: For a while now I have wanted to make a model that can slide one part off the base however without the addition of a gear rack element to interact with a gear (any gear will do) it's a very tedious process to build a workaround that works on a totally different principle! This would also make stackable container yard scenes in LDD very easy to make, because with the addition of the above gear rack to the palette, one could very easily make a crane gantry!
I do thank TLG higher-ups for allowing the DesignByMe team to add two gears to the palette, this enables gear reductions! However, to make better and larger reductions, could they please consider one or more extra gear sizes?
One thing I would like for TLG to consider is an expander option in LDD:
How this would work is fairly simple, if the person using LDD owns a set or element, this can be added to a "personal collection" file, and LDD does not consider elements in colors that are in that personal file to be elements which need to be "buyable" from DesignByMe, but does consider them normally in all other respects when building a model.
It would be similar to how a database works, but it only tracks the element type ,color, quantity for elements available for use in LDD under certain circumstances, the person using LDD is responsible to update properly their elements lists. For young kids, a message could be added to ask for parental help and guidance counting the number of elements a kid owns. Make that a toggle option in the user preferences, and it should be a great addition to LDD!.
Regarding the certain circumstances the elements should be able to meet at least one of the following conditions and maybe more:
Element has been used in LDD previously or is currently used in LDD.
Element is in use in current production runs in at least one set.
Element is not expected to be discontinued or removed by TLG due to design inconsistencies which would make it incompatible with LDD.
Element has not been tied to a branded product agreement where such agreement would prohibit the part appearing in LDD. This is in case the owners of any branded lines TLG would bring out would like parts specific to the branded line excluded.
That's all I have to add for now, many thanks for reading, apologies if this post is a bit long!