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LDU stands for LDraw Unit - the basic unit of measurement in LDraw, the open standard for LEGO CAD programs, and map to the "Fine" grid setting in applications such as MLCad. Common measurements include: 1 brick width/depth = 20 LDU 1 brick height = 24 LDU 1 plate height = 8 LDU 1 stud diameter = 12 LDU 1 stud height = 4 LDU A ...
The models included in AIOI as mentionned by HaydenStudios is also available as separate download There is also a huge collection of LDraw models of official sets available on Eurobricks forum
This in not a LDView problem, but a conversion issue between LDD and LDraw. Only parts present in both libraries will be displayed. Moreover, the file (ldraw.xml) that defines the correspondance between parts of both systems must be up to date. Latest version of this mapping file is available here.
Both, often in the same file. If you take a look at the .ldr file format specification you can see that each file is made up of an number of different types of "line", one of which is a Subfile Reference where you can specify the colour, position, rotation and scale of the model. Other lines can then be added to describe Lines, Triangles, Quadrilaterals ...
This answer will by definition have a lot of links, but here we go. Since you're looking for instructions there are a few sites that you should consider visiting. The first is Cubiculus, which specializes in creating LDraw versions of custom and official instructions. The creator of the site adds plenty of his own (basic) instructions. The second is ...
Another option is the LEGO Club Magazine - available online and through the post in some countries too - they have three editions: Green Brick - Junior builders, probably what you're looking for at this stage Yellow Brick - Mostly Friends/Elves focused, but with some City/other Red Brick - Mostly City/Chima/Bionicle, but with some others as well All of ...
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