Questions tagged [ldraw]
Questions about the freeware LDraw 3D design program.
Are there any resources with 3D models of every Chima piece w/prints?
I'm looking for Chima pieces for a 3D animation project. Preferably compatible with Mecabricks. The characters in question do not matter though I would like if the resource had parts from an Ice Bear ...
What are the differences between Studio 2 and LDcad when working with Technic and EV3?
Information regarding different software has come up over the years, but I am looking for something current. My goal is to create instruction books for some of my designs. Previously I used LDD, which ...
Export an object from Blender to LDraw
I have modeled a custom part in Blender and I would like to get it into LDraw format for use in LDCad and LPub3D. I don't know much about 3D formats, but Blender can export collada, alembic, fbx, gltf ...
Connectivity graph for a digital model
I'm looking for a way to take a digital representation of a model (e.g. an LDD or LDraw file) and extract from it a representation of the model that describes which pieces are actually connected to ...
Going from LDraw/LeoCAD to Physical Set
Once I've designed a MOC using either LDraw or LeoCAD where can I go to get the bricks I need to then build that set in the real world? I've been poking around forums for an hour now trying to get ...
Submodel does not show properly in LPub3D
I am new to digital LEGO models and building instructions with LPub3D. In order to find my way around submodels I have created this very simple dummy ldraw model: 0 FILE new model.ldr 0 Name: new ...
How to include submodel into main model in LeoCAD?
In LeoCAD I can create multiple submodels. But how do I merge them or integrate one into the other? The release notes suggest that this is possible, but I can't seem to find out or find resources ...
Where to place your own LDraw parts
I just started designing LEGO instructions. I used LeoCAD to built the model and Web Lic to create the instructions. Being a Linux developer, Windows is hard to use and access. It seems bricks ...
Importing 3ds file in ldraw (LeoCAD)
I designed a model in LDraw/LeoCAD and exported it as .3ds file. I thought that I can import .3ds file to edit it later. Now I want to edit the model but I don't see any option to import the .3ds file ...
Is there a current source for the LGEO parts library?
I'm working on a povray render of a model. I've seen the LGEO (not a typo) part library referenced in various places, but I haven't been able to find a working download link. Is there a current ...
Help regarding importing into LDraw
I just have a quick question regarding importing an .obj file into LDraw. I originally put a an .obj file through Brickr and exported as an .obj. Now, I want to import into LDraw in order to visualize ...
Determine assembly steps from LXF file
I’d like to build a MOC of a Technic vehicle that was posted online using the provided LXF file of the completed model. I was able to open the LXF file with both Bricksmith and Stud.io, but, as far ...
How to import Rebrickable.com parts lists to LDraw?
I have exported all of the parts that I have entered into Rebrickable as a .pbg file. I also have a .xml file from Rebrickable that is for BrickLink. I was told that I could just import the document ...
How do I make instructions from my .ldr/.lxf files on OSX?
I'm on OSX and I've got a bunch of models made in Lego Digital Designer. They look awesome! Now I want to make instructions. Q: how do I get from my .ldr files to images or PDF? I'll take ...
How do I convert an .lxf file to an LDraw file for bricksmith on Mac?
How do I open an .lxf file in LDraw's Bricksmith on a Mac?
How to import an unofficial parts archive into LDraw?
I recently created a basic EV3 robot in Lego Digital Designer and exported it as a LDraw file. When I opened the LDView file, the EV3 elements were missing. I then proceeded to download an unofficial ...
Where can I find LDraw files to download for basic figures?
I would like to have a collection of simple examples for my youngsters. Only for basic LEGO bricks. Not Technics or complex and complete space stations, just some step-by-step instructions for the ...
Where can I find LDraw examples? [duplicate]
Where can I find LDraw files to download? I would like to have a collection of simple Lego examples and want to create step-by-step instructions for my youngsters.
Why is my LDD model incomplete after I export it to LDraw?
I have an LDD model that I exported to an LDraw file. When I opened it in LDView, only part of it was displayed. It looks like some parts were not exported properly. Is it normal? Why does it happen?
Do LDraw files describe models, bricks, or both?
Sorry if this is kind of a dumb question, but do LDraw files describe models (with translation and rotation values with references to bricks contained in other files), or do they describe the bricks ...
What are LDUs and how do they relate to LEGO bricks?
What are LDUs? I see technical people talking about plans and designs in terms of LDUs. I understand it's a measurement unit. What does it mean and how do LEGO bricks relate to them? Why are they ...
How to make a 1 ldu offset?
LDraw units are defined so that a simple 1x1 brick has a side of 20 ldu and a height of 24 ldu. Using simple building techniques, it's easy to create 2 ldu offset, as illustrated in this picture, ...
Are there LDraw files for the standard Heroica components?
I'm using MLCAD to design and polish some Heroica maps. As I go I've made various LDraw files for the common map components (6x6 tiles with 4 spaces, 4x1 hallways, etc.) as well as some aliases for ...