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Coming Soon- MLCad Parts List to BrickLink Wanted List XML Converter


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#1 kyphur

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:12 PM

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Is anyone interested if I share this tool I've written to support my own projects?

Basically it takes MLCad generated Parts List in a text file and generates the proper XML to upload to a BrickLink Wanted List.

Current Features:

* - Supports mpd files:
- - - Using multiple copies of a sub-model it adds the proper number of parts needed.
- - - Combines parts from all models in the file before generating the XML.
- - - If Color is specified for sub-model then it overrides the user set Main Color.

* - Select between New or Old Grays

* - User defines "Main Color"

* - User can set the Parts List ID

* - Automatically overrides some Part Numbers (for example "4093b" Train Base 6 x 28 to "4093a")

* - Ignores any parts that are "Edge_Color", I use this to include PF Connectors in the model but not the parts list.

* - Confirms with BrickLink that the part exists in the desired color.

Current Limitations (working on overcoming):

* - Sub-model file names can't have spaces

* - Colors conversion chart isn't complete

* - Parts conversion chart isn't complete


It's a Windows App, no plans to make Apple or Lunix version.

Feedback, suggestion etc are appreciated.

Edited by kyphur, 18 January 2012 - 08:13 PM.

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#2 aleluca

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:03 AM

Hello,
it's amazing. I was looking for such kind of tool i already have gotten the one for LDD and it works very fine and i found it very useful! so if wanna share yours with me it'll be great and i'd thx you.  :classic:
Ciao
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Edited by aleluca, 21 January 2012 - 12:28 AM.


#3 Calabar

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:29 AM

I'm not using MLCAD related softwares in this period, but surely your creation is very useful!
I would be very pleased if you decide to share it.
Unfortunately it is for windows only (is it a .net application?), so mac and linux users will not be able to take advantage of your work.

View Postaleluca, on 20 January 2012 - 02:03 AM, said:

Email me
I hope he will provide a public link accessible to everybody, and not send it in this way.

PS: it is not a good idea to share "in clear" your email. Spam bots could read your address and overrun you with tons of spam!  :tongue:
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#4 aleluca

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:26 AM

View PostCalabar, on 20 January 2012 - 09:29 AM, said:

I'm not using MLCAD related softwares in this period, but surely your creation is very useful!
I would be very pleased if you decide to share it.
Unfortunately it is for windows only (is it a .net application?), so mac and linux users will not be able to take advantage of your work.


I hope he will provide a public link accessible to everybody, and not send it in this way.

PS: it is not a good idea to share "in clear" your email. Spam bots could read your address and overrun you with tons of spam!  :tongue:

Ach!!! I made a mistake about the email!!!  *huh*

Edited by aleluca, 21 January 2012 - 12:29 AM.


#5 Calabar

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:26 PM

About the mail, I suggest you to edit your previous post deleting the reference.

About the bug, this is not the right place. Post it here!  :wink:
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#6 aleluca

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:35 AM

Ok, I got it, thx very much. Then lets waiting that the MLCad Parts List comes, hehe!!   :classic:

View PostCalabar, on 20 January 2012 - 12:26 PM, said:

About the mail, I suggest you to edit your previous post deleting the reference.

About the bug, this is not the right place. Post it ... :wink:


Ok, I got it, thx very much. Then lets waiting that the MLCad Parts List comes, hehe!!   :classic:

#7 jawapro

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:39 AM

View Postkyphur, on 18 January 2012 - 08:12 PM, said:

Is anyone interested if I share this tool I've written to support my own projects?
This sounds like exactly the tool I've been looking for. Is it possible to get a copy? You can email me by using my username and  #######@gmail.com




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