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Identify this license plate holder piece

There are two variant of that, which look very similar: Stud.IO lists them as: Brick, Modified 2 x 4 - 1 x 4 with Recessed Studs and Thick Side Arches Brick, Modified 2 x 4 - 1 x 4 with Recessed ...
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Identify this license plate holder piece

This pieces is indeed hard to find, as it is used in building vehicles but does not have a name that has anything to do with that purpose. It is part number 52038 and is called Brick, Modified 2 x 4 - ...
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Custom Power Functions plug design

I eventually made my design available for download over at Shapeways with a CC BY-NC-SA license (login is required in order to download the STL file). I tested it at my local maker space in PLA on a ...
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Custom Power Functions plug design

I make a print (with silicon) of the Lego PF socket, in 2 halves. I just need the C1 and C2 electrical contacts, so I'm just dealing with them, but you can go for the 4 contacts. So in the bottom ...
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How can I create synthetic imagery (rendering) of LEGO models?

The Studio tool from BrickLink uses the LDraw Parts library and has both the POV-Ray renderer as well as a "Photo Real" renderer baked in for some fairly realistic renderings of your models. ...
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In what colours can I build my whole model?

I could not find a tool with this ability, so I made one using the Rebrickable API. You can find it here: https://gist.github.com/ali1234/836ba792390c1a5feca9a3dcb35c14af It parses an LDraw file and ...
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How to generate Duplo instructions?

I can see some Duplo bricks in LDraw parts library, which is used by Stud.io as well, so you should be able to work out instructions the same way you do with usual bricks. One thing to note is that ...
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Identify this license plate holder piece

Double nods to Phil B. and Zhaph - Ben Duguid ♦ for offering correct answers, but Mark Thrill has provided further detail that might be a program issue, or he might have just said these words in jest. ...
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Which resolution is necessary to print bricks with a 3D printer?

I have actually tried 3d printing lego on a prusa i3 printer at I think 5 microns using PLA. I found that they worked fine initially but they quickly started to lose their grip. I think the issue was ...
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CAD model of the LEGO monorails

First question; yes. as long as they are your CAD models you can do that , for example on Brickshelf Second question: In LDraw , A CAD program for Lego they have monorail parts, here this may also ...
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How to include submodel into main model in LeoCAD?

I have now figured out that you can include submodels the same way as normal parts. In LeoCAD, go to the parts panel where you can select a category ("All Parts", "Parts in Use", ...), scroll to the ...
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Where can I find 'Dolphin', the 3D model to LEGO software?

You are probably looking for this: http://lgg.epfl.ch/publications/2013/lego/
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Are there LEGO compatible CAD Files For Injection Mold Manufacturing?

Look here: http://www.thingiverse.com/tag:LEGO But be aware- as a single person manufacturing a LEGO compatible item, you might be open to litigation. You would probably win, but winning very ...
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Importing 3ds file in ldraw (LeoCAD)

.3DS is a 3D image file format, a rendering of what you designed in LeoCAD. All information necessary to recreate your build (i.e. what bricks to use) will be stripped from it. I suppose that ...
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Submodel does not show properly in LPub3D

It looks like I might not be doing anything wrong after all. If I switch the preferred renderer from native to LDView under Preferences everything looks fine. Maybe I should mention that I am using ...
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How do I make instructions from my .ldr/.lxf files on OSX?

LDD will produce printable instructions on its own. You can print these into PDF files. Do you not like the LDD-produced instructions?
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Lego Digital Designer on OS X El Capitan?

You can install WINE to run LDD for Windows.
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Lego Digital Designer on OS X El Capitan?

LEGO Software in general doesn't work that great with Apple computers (I a speaking from experience). Try a couple of different solutions by searching the web, and contact LEGO Support. Hope you find ...
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