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  1. I tried the above solution. I created the submodel in MLCAD. In LPUB3D, the PLI appears as unassembled. The assembly is made up of 14 parts. Is that too many? It is not working for me.
  2. LDD does not respond to the order it is built. I just tried it. The order can be changed and controlled in Ldraw. I use MLCAD. the line of code for for a part can easily be dragged and dropped into any order necessary. To get the file from lxf to ldr I use Stud.io from bricklink. Import the file as Ldd and export it as Ldr, of course save a copy. I have made building instructions many times in this way. At the end I just use LPUB3D to create the pages. Also, I use Stud.io for rendering. It's relatively easy and does a great job.
  3. Sorry about this question but, sometimes frustration overtakes common sense. Have you checked that the channels are set the same on the remote and IR receiver?
  4. LEGO Is Plastic! When it's all said and done it's still plastic! A lot of good comes out of digital building. BUT, it will still be made in plastic!
  5. I just checked bricklink. Those brackets in America are $8.75 each. That $17.50 plus shipping for just one pair! Whew! Alternative builds are what I need help with.
  6. Tommy Styrvoky had this idea that works too, www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/156965-idea-link-two-v2-pneumatic-actuators-end-to-end/ His solution is 1L shorter, too OK, how about showing some connections for the 5th one down on CollettArrow's picture above? Some help please?
  7. I've been where you are, not having the assets to build with plastic. It's very frustrating! I wished for a long time for the software to do it digitally. But, I also know that when you build with Technic Legos, you can put parts together digitally, but it does not always work well in plastic. I have often gone back to the drawing board to re-do a MOC. When building with plastic long enough, a better understanding is gained from the effort. Blakbird always makes sure his building instructions actually work in plastic before he releases them. All great Moc builders do that. That's the reason real plastic MOCs are more dominant.
  8. Boat hull motors

    YYYYYes! I figured somebody would remember these. That's what I'm looking for! Thank you sooo muuuch!!!
  9. Boat hull motors

    I am looking for information on the motors that can attach to the hulls of sets like 4005, 4010, 4011, 4012, 4015, 4020, 4021, 4022, 4025, 4030, 4031 etc. These sets were available from 1982- 1996.
  10. Advice for my ski lift?

    Did you get your ski lift finished? Wondering how you are doing?
  11. Help

    You can do this in Stud.io. I was able to do this in MLCAD and open it in "Stud.io". I don't think it a Stud.io file can be opened in LDD. Just checked, it definitely cannot open saved Stud.io files.
  12. EV3MathBuggy - a fun and math bot

    Andreas, That'a very unique looking vehicle!! But, How do you make those wheels?

    I don't know what a Sherp ATV is, but this MOC Looks great! Awesome work!! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future.
  14. Advice for my ski lift?

    About the gearing down, Put a small gear on the motor and a larger gear to turn your bullwheels. Check Sariel's book about gearing down. Post some pics of your drive mechanism so we can help with it further. Check this out... http://curvetube.com/LEGO_Technic_detachable_gondola-Final_version_by_PG52_[HD]/9xm2VeHWkKQ.video PG52 is a great designer!
  15. MLCAD Submodelling & LPUB Callouts This information is for making submodels in a file that is already assembled. Start by opening MLCAD and the mode filel. 1.Click on the “multipart” tab, then select “New Model” from the dropdown menu. Name your submodel using both textboxes. 2.Switch to main model. Click on the “multipart” tab, then select “Activate Model” from the dropdown menu. Click on the Main Model and click “OK”. Find and highlight the parts to be sumodelled. Click on the “Edit” tab, then “cut”. 3.Swith to submodel. Click on the “multipart” tab, then select “Activate Model” from the dropdown menu. Click on the Submodel you just created and click “OK”. It will appear as an almost blank screen. At the top, click on the bottom line of code in the Project parts list, click “Edit” tab, then click “Paste”. Your ”cut” parts will reappear. 4.You can now arrange the parts in order, add “steps”, “rotations” and etc. Check it in the “ view mode“ to comfirm building steps are correct 5. Now, switch back to the main model (click on the “multipart” tab, then select “Activate Model” from the dropdown menu. Click on the Main Model and click “OK”). 6. Click on “Document” in the parts tree. Drag the text of the submodel into the appropriate place in the Project parts list. Keeping the submodel highlighted move it to it’s correct location in the “parts preview pane”. 7. Check "view mode" again to verify the building steps are correct. This LPUB Guide is for publishing the building instructions: www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/83642-guide-creating-building-instructions-using-lpub/ Section 4.2 covers “callouts” aka “submodels”.