How do I open an .lxf file in LDraw's Bricksmith on a Mac?
If you have a LEGO Digital Designer file (
.lxf) and want to convert that to an LDraw compatible format so that LDraw-based tools such as Bricksmith can read it, your best bet is to use LDD's Export functionality to save your file as a
.ldr file. The full details on this procedure are located here.
This post covers both LDraw to LDD as well as LDD to LDraw conversion.
Basically, there are 3 key steps:
- Make sure LDD has an updated
ldraw.xmlfile. This resets part origins, colors and part numbers.
- Use the 'Export model' (CTRL-E) functionality in LDD to save your model (after you have saved it as a
.lxffirst). Make sure to pick the right file-type, and heed the warnings from the article about making sure you don't accidentally overwrite your
- Open the exported model in your LDraw tool of choice.