focuses on virtual building with the LDraw System Of Tools by providing tutorials, utilities and software add-ons.
Use the LDraw All-In-One-Installer, in short AIOI, if you want a quick and easy way
to install the LDraw Parts Library and many of the popular 3rd party tools as well.
In this tutorial you'll get an overview on the differnent screens shown by the AIOI
as well as some background information.
MLCad, written by Michael Lachman, is a highly popular LDraw-based editor for Windows® and Linux®.
This tutorial will teach you the basics to build digital models in MLCad. Furthermore it will show
you tips and tricks and help with troubleshooting problems you might encounter.
Generating pneumatic hoses or rubber belts by running LSynth trough MLCad is
a piece of cake, but only when observing some fundamental rules. This tutorial
gives you an insight how this powerfull tool works, as well as the correct setup.
Parts and Helper
To show how parts fit into each other, building instruction often make
usage of exploded views along with arrows or dotted lines called "helpers".
Here you'll find the helpers as well as high quality 3D-numbers
to label your instruction steps directly in a LDraw scene without the usage of photo
editing or desktop publishing programs.
Many people build models virtually but just a handful know how to create
a part or what’s needed before a part can show up in the preview
window of your preferred building editor. Here’s a crash course in LDraw
part authoring and learn that you don’t have to be a math guru or hack
your way through a jungle of ones or zeros.
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