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#1 Superkalle

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:08 PM

Just got a mail from the LDD Development team in Billund:

It seems we missed the ldraw.xml file, that maps to and from ldr files, in LDD 4.0. Can you share this file on Eurobricks?

Sure, no problem.

So, if you are planning to use the import/export to LDR files (Ldraw), you need to download the file below, unzip and put in the same folder as the LDD.exe. Then import and export from and to ldr files should then work again.

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#2 gallaghersart

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:49 PM

Having technical issues on posting to LUGNET at the moment, But for the most current version that I have worked on visit http://gallaghersart..._the_ldraw.xml/

For the public (all working parts) or the beta version that has more working parts along with parts that do not work.

Currently recovering from a chronic disease that has kept me from my love of the brick. But I am working on a new version that only uses the official parts released by Ldraw. Have no definite time frame but if enough people request a new version I will move it up on the schedule and get it done.

Please note I have not tested this yet with LDD 4, will try later tonight.

Thanks

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#3 Superkalle

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:49 PM

Thanks for that information Mike. Much appreciated.

And naturally, welcome to the LDD forum  :classic:
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#4 gallaghersart

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:19 AM

Well I guess we cannot import at the moment.

I just verified that with LDD 4.0.20 you can export but not import.

LDD is accessing the Ldraw.xml file for exporting and importing the same way and location. I was hopping LDD was looking for it in the old LDD assets folder but the import/and export are both accessing the file from the new location.Just nothing happens when you import.

Hope LDD fixes this.

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#5 Shroud

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 05:01 PM

I hope so as well! To be honest i was trying to get lxf files into lightwave for rendering in scenes and using your beta xml file with MLcad to do it. Still had a few bugs but was working nicely so I hope you can keep going with it Mike  :thumbup:
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#6 gallaghersart

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:29 PM

Update.

I will have some sort of an LDraw.xml update by the end of this weekend, So far I have the first 6 parts groups done and verified.

so far these are the new parts or updates from my beta version

moved from "m" parts

  4216 1x2 with groove
  30526 1x2 with Double snap
  52038 Brick 2x4x1 2/3 with vert knobs
30250  Brick 4x7x3 with plate  
4597 Bottom 6x6x1 1/3
6061 Tube Brick 2x4x2
58827  Lattice Tower 2x2x10 with Cross  
Brick 2 x 2 x 6 with Groove 6056  
4732 Bracket 8 x 2 x 1 & 1/3  


unoff certified
Brick  1 x  1 with Clip Vertical 60475
Brick  1 x  1 with Clip Horizontal 60476
Brick  1 x  1 x  3 with Two Clips Vertical 60583


unoff

un  Brick  4 x  4 Round 87081  
un Brick 12 x 24  30072 un
Brick  2 x  2 with Slots and Axlehole 90258
Brick  2 x  2 with Ball Socket and Axlehole

off  

Brick 1x1x5 with grove 88393  
Crane Arm Truss Top Section 1 x 6 x 10 64449
4217 1x14 with Groove
Technic Brick 2 x 3 with Holes, Vertical Click Rotation Hinge, and Socket
Crane Arm Truss Middle Section 1 x 6 x 5 64448  


  Brick 2x4x3 30144
brick 2x6x3 6213
brick 4x18 30400
brick 4x12 4202
Cone 1x1 6188  


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#7 gallaghersart

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 02:02 AM

Here is a little update, public and beta. These versions do not have any of the “m” parts that are from LEGO universe.  

http://gallaghersart..._the_ldraw.xml/

Gallagher

#8 Nicolas

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 07:50 AM

I just tried the xml files here and I cannot import either.

#9 jojoguy10

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 02:26 PM

I'm trying to export a Technic design, but when I export using the ldraw.xml file, I open it in MLcad and a LOT of pieces are missing! Is that just because those pieces haven't been made in Ldraw yet? If not...can you bring more Technic parts on!

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#10 private_lego

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:41 AM

View Postjojoguy10, on 30 November 2010 - 02:26 PM, said:

I'm trying to export a Technic design, but when I export using the ldraw.xml file, I open it in MLcad and a LOT of pieces are missing! Is that just because those pieces haven't been made in Ldraw yet? If not...can you bring more Technic parts on!

jojoguy10

This problem gets bigger with each update. Most of the pieces are in MLCad, not all in the offcial part list, but TLC uses newer molds with different design numbers for older parts.
In Ldraw there is only the old number. It can be fixed by adding the parts in the parts directory, or make a copy of the old part number and rename it to the new number.
With new pieces, it is likely that they don't yet are in Ldraw.

#11 Dilvish

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:09 PM

Poop. I was hoping to import one of my models into LDD. :(

Edited by Dilvish, 03 April 2011 - 05:57 PM.


#12 Lalror

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:23 AM

View PostSuperkalle, on 01 November 2010 - 01:08 PM, said:

Just got a mail from the LDD Development team in Billund:

It seems we missed the ldraw.xml file, that maps to and from ldr files, in LDD 4.0. Can you share this file on Eurobricks?

Sure, no problem.

So, if you are planning to use the import/export to LDR files (Ldraw), you need to download the file below, unzip and put in the same folder as the LDD.exe. Then import and export from and to ldr files should then work again.

Now, just ask them if we can use the tools that they use to export to other file formats, and I will be content.

#13 gallaghersart

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 09:32 PM

Currently working on a new version of the LDraw.xml

You can download the older Beta that has most of the parts or watch the new 4.x version that I'm currently working on from the ground up with all current official LDraw parts.

You can download these here, http://gallaghersart...s/viewthread/4/

Sorry for the delays on getting a new update, had a serious setback last year that I'm finally healthy enough to get back to doing some work, will be updating above post as I finish new LDD part groups.

Gallagher

#14 gallaghersart

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:46 PM

Just finished a large update for the LDraw.xml please see below link. It may be awhile until i can get some blocks of free time again to fix more parts.

http://gallaghersart...s/viewthread/4/

enjoy!

Gallagehr

#15 grosdada

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:38 PM

Hello,

I tried to export Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (box 8547) from LDD to MLcad, with different ldraw.xml files, but there are always missing parts or rotation bugs. :hmpf_bad:

I would like to create my own ldraw.xml file containing only the parts from 8547 box, do you think that it's possible ?

Thanks

#16 gallaghersart

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:11 PM

Just finished a major update, LDraw.xml now at version 4.34 with over 1,607 working parts. Will have another minor update soon, once i make some more fixes for minifig arms and hands.

you can find a working only and a beta version for your use.

You can find them here http://gallaghersart...d_the_ldraw.xml

enjoy!
Gallagher




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