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Do I really need to sign into Stud.io?

The sign-in is to enable cloud saves, build with friends, wanted list export, upload to the Studio Gallery, shopping integration features like price lookup, and probably some other features I haven't ...
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I'm looking for a good LEGO Modeling Program

The most commonly used one is Lego Digital Designer (often called LDD). This has the advantage of being free and quite easy to use, including automatically snapping connections together. However, it ...
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LEGO BOOST failing firmware update

I fixed this by installing the powered up app and performing the update through this.
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Do any programs exist that allow you to build your own LEGO manuals?

BrickLink Studio is a design tool to build models (like LEGO Digital Designer) and includes the ability to create instructions as PDF or images. Therefore the models are divided into steps via the ...
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How to load an RCX from a modern system?

Buy a USB to Serial adapter. There are USB IR Towers, but the drivers are only for older version of Windows. A new USB/Serial adapter, on the other hand, should be compatible with Windows 10 (Windows ...
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Is there a rock wall generator?

I was able to integrate this into a research project applying context free grammars: This is not a polished software package, and the design is a bit esoteric given that I started with the goal of ...
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Compare part lists between Stud.io models?

Since there doesn't seem to be a tool, I've written my own one. In case anyone else want to use it, check it out here: https://github.com/ChrZae/bricklink-xml-diff Take care tho, it can only really ...
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How to visually search for specific parts in a 3D model?

Okay Bro, here we go. I still use LEGO Digital Designer. Open it, and you'll be using a combination of a few tools to filter out the exact piece locations in your model's 3 dimensional space. Below ...
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EV3-specific bricks missing from Lego Digital Designer 4.3.11 (Win)?

I think I might have a more elegant solution rather than downgrading to LDD 4.3.11 : You just need to replace "Assets.lif" file in the 4.3.12 installation folder with the same file from 4.3.11 ...
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Does LEGO no longer support NXT 2.0 at all?

LEGO officially stopped supporting NXT in 2015, however, as of 2019, the original NXT programming software is still available on the official LEGO MINDSTORMS web page. The original NXT programming ...
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What kind of software can I use to design LEGO MOCs?

A popular alternative is stud.io, provided by Bricklink. Another possibility mentioned by Alex in the comments is LDCad.
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Why isn't the Sad Clown's torso in Stud.io?

Stud.io only has a small selection of printed parts, but there is hope. Stud.io’s Part Designer tool can help you with your clown torso. Here’s how: Using a paint tool (like Windows’ Paint3D), save ...
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software to record my own bank of LEGO pieces?

You can use Brickstore, it is an offline tool to install on your PC
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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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How can an EV3 motor "remember" it's starting position?

The simplest way to "remember" a starting position is to make the starting position 0. You can do this using Rest in the Motor Rotation block (1). After your motors have moved (simulated by (2)), you ...
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What is the LEGO EV3 rpf file?

rpf stands for "rudolph program file" [source] (I believe "Rudolf" is the internal code name for EV3.) These are the files created using the "Brick Program" utility on the EV3 brick. Once you have ...
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LEGO Digital Designer does not to connect to the Internet on Win10 laptop

Quoting from Lego's LDD page: Sorry. We don’t support LDD version 4.3.10 anymore. If you still use version 4.3.10 you will experience errors when launching the application. You can still use “offline”...
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EV3-specific bricks missing from Lego Digital Designer 4.3.11 (Win)?

The current download link at https://www.lego.com/en-us/ldd is https://www.lego.com/assets/franchisesites/ldd/installer/setupldd-pc-4_3_12.exe. When installed it still shows the version as 4.3.11 even ...
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What kind of software can I use to design LEGO MOCs?

In the comments you asked, ...do you know if it is possible also to work in stud.io with other 3d-files or only with bricks that are pre-integrated? So if i would have designed new bricks ...
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Where do I find the program to go with the LEGO 51515?

The "App" page does seem to be hard to find at the moment. I found it by clicking on this little icon on the MINDSTORMS "About" page. The app is distributed through various app ...
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What version of Lego Digital Designer has all the parts that LEGO ever added?

I believe that the last version that had a complete set of elements was 4.3.11, however that has dependencies on Adobe Flash, so will likely not work on most modern systems that have now removed Flash....
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Lego Boost app won't connect. What are my options?

I know this is long in the past, but I just had success today with being unable to connect from a tablet which had previously worked fine. At some point, the tablet had been upgraded (by accidentally ...
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Minifigure overview and Combinator

As noted by J.C. Tchang, some options include leocad's minifig wizard... ... and bricksmith's minifig generator:
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Does the Mindstorms EV3 software work on macOS Sierra?

I have a Mac Mini with macOS Sierra, and the LEGO software works on it for me.
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How would one add custom made 3rd party pieces to LEGO Digital Designer?

In the comments you wrote: ...For the record, I am willing to consider answers that address other software as well. But I currently only have the LDD, so am completely unfamiliar to any other ...
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Good "freeware" mosaic creator

PictoBrick is a good one. It works with real LEGO colors and parts and will give you a parts-list: http://www.pictobrick.de/en/pictobrick.shtml
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How to load an RCX from a modern system?

Honestly... it was WAY easier for us to find a computer on eBay! We bought an IBM ThinkPad with Windows 2000 installed on it. We won the auction with a bid of $28 and with shipping it was the best $...
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How to distinguish official LEGO mini movies from non-official movies?

Hello Eran's family! How are you all doing today? Please try these methods instead: The Publisher's Home Page - DON'T go directly to the search box to search the term "LEGO city mini movies", but ...
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Is there a Ubuntu Linux LEGO instruction manual creator?

LeoCAD is available for Linux based OSs as well as Windows and Mac, and supports Step creation as well as general model creation. There are a few other workflows detailed in this answer to a similar ...
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Is there a software which finds alternate models for owned sets?

You're describing rebrickable: https://rebrickable.com/ Besides official models, also hundreds of fan created models are available. It's a terrific resource
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