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  1. The question of computer load ( been brought up several times. I'm running a fairly high end system and the performance is good. According to the developers, since this is still 'beta' they are working on functionality and freely express that tuning for speed will come later. I find it the easiest to use - IF- you lose the why can't I do it the old way attitude. It's handling of part rotation is excellent since I am building an industrial layout with many tall, round tank/tower objects. Positioning pieces is a jem with being able to use mouse and awsd keys together and several snap grids. I am not associated with in any way and if you ask them I might be a 'pita'
  2. I just tried it from a google search and had no problems. Using Norton.
  3. What do users of do to include PF Motors in their drawings? Not in palette, and I cannot figure a way to get them into my work. I can get them in, but as models not parts, so positioning and adding parts to them is very difficult. They will be added next update.
  4. Lack of original themes

    If we want a non- commercial based themes (Licensed) we should all jump on Ymarilego's Quest builder which is on Lego ideas. [[[I'm not related]] This is a set of modules that could lead to years of individual mods/mocs and be a wonderful family or club project. I've supported these and would get any produced. Just my 2Cents.
  5. LEGO Pet Peeves

    Johnny1360 Touche!!!!
  6. [GBC] Solaire

    RohanBeckett Thank you!
  7. [GBC] Solaire

    What are the curved pieces that for the bottom?
  8. Dr spock- I believe we were encountering the problems on long continuous walls with bricks placed end to end with no gap. Base plates will not warp if spaces are left in the wall.
  9. I had the same problem and got a solution from Peter Campbell of TNVLC. The problem is dimensional, not a bug. I placed long (1x16) bricks in back of, or internal to, and parallel to, the wall I was building. This reduced the curving property, but did not eliminate it. I then gently flexed the baseplate to provide a slight gap between the ends of the long beams and inserted a couple of pieces of thin paper/cardboard. This provided enough tension to keep the plate flat when I built the wall. Using this technique I was able to build a wall of 1x2 textured bricks two baseplates long with no noticeable warp.
  10. New LEGO Initiative

    Being heat deform-able might be an advantage, allowing the making of more realistic foliage. Lego forests look like clones, not natural.
  11. A further note on the mechanism. I built two and one would work and the other would not. Finally figured out that the problem was lack of torque to 'flip the switch'. Using a large motor solved the problem. Thanks y'all
  12. Orcman, What an ijut !!!! I am really embarrassed. For some knuckle-headed reason. I thought that there would not be enough torque to flip the switch unless I had both drums linked. You were right on with using my original drums. Gravity does bring the skips down, but I put a cable around a bpully from the rear of the skips so one pulls the other down. works like a charm once you get the cars arranged properly on the cables. Thanks a lot.
  13. If you take Nico's, make the track 36 " long and 60 degrees up you will have it.
  14. I built Nico71's mechanism (With CONNECTED drums) and it works well as he has it set up with a SHORT run. When I tried to extend the amount of string on the reels to function on my skip hoist it will not work. Nothing wrong with the design except with a large quantity of 'rope' on the reels, their circumference changes as the rope winds from one to another at will eventually tighten the loop and force a reverse. Nowhere near the length that I need. So I am back to square one. I need a mechanism where the drums are NOT CONNECTED. HELP Any other ideas??
  15. Thick vs thin base plates

    Check out the MILS and PennLug standards for a way to get really solid baseplates.