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    LDD - (Erroneous) Gap using hinges to create 360 circle

    Okay -- Looks like it's back to the drawing board. ;) Thanks!
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    LDD - (Erroneous) Gap using hinges to create 360 circle

    I'm trying to do this again, but this time with 4 studs on 8 sides. I tried multiplying the previous figures Sylvain gave me (21.09° and 23.91°) by two. I can't get the plates to sync up. This time I'm making rings, but no bases -- this is so that I can build vertical, octagonal towers. I need to be able to button everything up at the end with a ring of four #24599 arches or something similar. I seem to be off by half a stud, but I feel like I could get these all to fit if I had the pieces in my hands.
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    LDD - Sliding door options / issues

    Thank you again! I'll give this a shot.
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    LDD - Sliding door options / issues

    Hi, Sylvain -- Nice to hear from you again. By "scaffolding" do you mean that I basically have to hang the part I want off a part that I don't want, then place them as a unit, and finally delete the unwanted part?
  5. I'm trying to make a small sliding door in LDD for a spaceship (think "bathroom door" as opposed to "hangar door"). I've tried several different methods and each one has fallen short. Parts: 30586 - For some reason, I cannot put anything in the groove. I want to put a 1x4 in the groove. 32028 - I thought you could flip a smooth plate on it's side and place it in the groove of this piece, but LDD won't allow that either. 2653 - Using this piece with 32028 is impractical -- it makes the door too high off the ground. What are my other options?
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    LDD - (Erroneous) Gap using hinges to create 360 circle

    First off, thanks so much for going through the trouble to create that diagram. It helped a lot. This method worked. Previously, I was trying to first build the entire outer ring using just 22.5° and then trying to place the plates. Placing the plates and then building the ring with your specific hinge settings worked. This was a huge help. Thank you again.
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    LDD - (Erroneous) Gap using hinges to create 360 circle

    So am I using both measurements to create a circle, alternating between the two?
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    LDD - (Erroneous) Gap using hinges to create 360 circle

    Thank you very much! To be clear, is Kig a program within KDE? Is KDE just a Linux program? Where can I find something like Kig or KDE for Windows? UPDATE: I tried the degrees you recommended in LDD. Unfortunately, the hinge tool only allows for two decimal places. It automatically rounds up these figures and that causes the combined angles to be too steep to form the circle. I'm open to trying other programs. I'd prefer something that can handle over 30,000 bricks and will also import my LDD files.
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    LDD - (Erroneous) Gap using hinges to create 360 circle

    It seems like the hairline gaps show up for many different versions, including 2 studs on each size. I was able to get my design to work. It isn't perfect, but at least I can continue to proceed.
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    LDD - (Erroneous) Gap using hinges to create 360 circle

    Thanks, mocbuild101. I think I fixed the picture.
  11. Hey there, everyone, I've been working on a project with multiple 16-sided spires of various diameters. For each of these spires, I am sandwiching the flooring between an array of hinges. Each hinge has the same number of degrees -- 22.5° (360° / 16 sides = 22.5°) -- and each side has the same number of studs. I made one of these that had two studs on each side and it worked fine -- the floor snapped into everything without a problem. Today I tried to make one with 5 studs on each side w/ each hinge set at 22.5°. When I went to add the flooring, it had hairline gaps that wouldn't be there in reality and nothing would snap together. I tried to game the program by adjusting the hinge degrees slightly (22.53°). This worked -- I was able to join the plates, but certain smaller plates on the underside, would not fit. I designed each quadrant of these circles to be identical -- you rotate them by 90° and they fit into one another. I know that if I had the pieces in front of me that I could get them to fit together, but that's not a cost-effective option currently. I really want to make a clean design. Attached is a picture to help you see what I'm dealing with. I'm trying to join the 4x12 plates with an (offset) 6x6 plate where the white circle is. Has anyone else dealt with these kinds of hairline gaps? How did you manage? Working radially definitely complicates things. Thanks