Superkalle, on 29 February 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:
Be aware that LDD is not very good at showing if the model can be built. Like if bricks are connected for example". Use the "connected bricks" tool to make a rough check that all bricks in your model are connected. Otherwise upload the LXF as DLuders suggests, and someone here might help point out problems.
About the model, I belive the front wheels should be much more forward placed. Also, the nose/hood seems a bit too wide in comparison to the rest of the model.
I also agree with DLuders that the wheels are too small. I would probably at least reduce the total width of the truck. Should be fairly easy to do - just select a band across the middle, delete, and join together.
Good luck with your project. And please post the final result here in the forum. It would also be nice if you could take some notes of your progress when doing this kind of large scale project - could be interesting for others to learn from.
PS: Another tip: When you do screenshots, use the Ctrl-K method. Then you don't get the LDD program in background but a more "clean looking" screenshot. Just my 2 cents.
Thanks for the tip about connected bricks tool, just checked and its all good. The only things that came up are some parts of the steering system I couldn't fully connect in LDD but would in real life.
Good idea about moving the front wheels forwards, I'll do that. As for the width, there is no way I could make it less without rebuilding about 75% of it. I do see what you mean about the hood being a bit wide/fat looking, I'll make it a bit thinner.
The wheels do look a little on the small side, I think some of it is just illusion as I did a quick ratio measurement with my 5571 Black Cat + plus looking at trucks on google images. However its getting late here, so i'll worry about it later tomorrow.
Once I start building it will post up a blog/build log on here. I have plenty of progress photos in CAD, this is currently version 3.