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  Home > LDraw > Helper parts Last update:16.02.2013  
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  Brick 1x3To show how parts fit into each other, building instruction often make usage of exploded views along with arrows or dotted lines.      
         
Helper parts
 

Helper parts

 
 

The numbers are 24 LDUs (LDrawUnits) high, corrisponding to the height of a brick 1x1. The straight horizontal arrows and dotted lines are scaled to match the width of a 1x1 plate/brick, while the vertical ones are bound to the heights of 1x1 bricks. Just download the helper parts and store them in a special folder in your LDraw parts directory named UNOFFICIAL\HELPER.
To include the parts in MLCad's parts library tree you have to tell MLCad to scan this folder at start-up. The exact syntax for the MLCad.ini file entry can be found here.
 
Use the matrix (either in MLCad or a text editor like LDDP) to scale the numbers. A matrix like: 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 would double the measures, while 0 0 3 0 3 0 -3 0 0 would triple it and rotate it at 90° at the same time.

NOTE! The arrows are designed in a two-dimensional style and they might not show up in an orthogonal view (like MLCad's two-dimensional panes), when looking from a specific angle. They are also optimized for an isometric 3D view and have to be adjusted to custom view angles.
     
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Numbers

     
  Helper number 0   Hn0.dat
Helper - Number 0

Download icon Helper_Hn0.zip (16 KB)
Helper number 1   Hn1.dat
Helper - Number 1

Download iconHelper_Hn1.zip (4 KB)
 
 Brick 3x3 Helper number 2   Hn2.dat
Helper - Number 2

Download iconHelper_Hn2.zip (14 KB)
Helper number 3   Hn3.dat
Helper - Number 3

Download iconHelper_Hn3.zip (25 KB)
 
  Helper number 4   Hn4.dat
Helper - Number 4

Download iconHelper_Hn4.zip (2 KB)
Helper number 5   Hn5.dat
Helper - Number 5

Download iconHelper_Hn5.zip (15 KB)
 
  Helper number 6   Hn6.dat
Helper - Number 6

Download iconHelper_Hn6.zip (21 KB)
Helper number 7   Hn7.dat
Helper - Number 7

Download iconHelper_Hn7.zip (5 KB)
 
  Helper number 8   Hn8.dat
Helper - Number 8

Download iconHelper_Hn8.zip (30 KB)
Helper number 9   Brick 1x2Hn9.dat
Helper - Number 9

Download iconHelper_Hn9.zip (22 KB)
 
 

Easy rotation

       
  Helper easy rotation   Her.dat
Helper - Easy Rotation

Download iconHelper_Her.zip (1 KB)
       
 

Straight vertical arrows

       
  Helper arrow straight vertical L1   HasvL1.dat
Helper - Arrow Straight Vertical L1

Download iconHelper_HasvL1.zip (1 KB)
Helper arrow straight vertical L2   HasvL2.dat
Helper - Arrow Straight Vertical L2

Download iconHelper_HasvL2.zip (1 KB)
 
  Helper arrow straight vertical L3   HasvL3.dat
Helper - Arrow Straight Vertical L3

Download icon Helper_HasvL3.zip (1 KB)
Helper arrow straight vertical L4   HasvL4.dat
Helper - Arrow Straight Vertical L4

Download iconHelper_HasvL4.zip (1 KB)
 
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Helper arrow straight vertical L5   HasvL5.dat
Helper - Arrow Straight Vertical L5

Download iconHelper_HasvL5.zip (1 KB)
Helper arrow straight vertical L7   HasvL6.dat
Helper - Arrow Straight Vertical L6

Download iconHelper_HasvL6.zip (1 KB)
 
 

Straight horizontal arrows

       
  Helper arrow straight horizontal L2   HashL2.dat
Helper - Arrow Straight Horizontal L2

Download iconHelper_HashL2.zip (1 KB)
Helper arrow straight horizontal L3   HashL3.dat
Helper - Arrow Straight Horizontal L3

Download iconHelper_HashL3.zip (1 KB)
 
  Helper arrow straight horizontal L4   HashL4.dat
Helper - Arrow Straight Horizontal L4

Download iconHelper_HashL4.zip (1 KB)
Helper arrow straight horizontal L5   HashL5.dat
Helper - Arrow Straight Horizontal L5

Download iconHelper_HashL5.zip (1 KB)
 
  Helper arrow straight horizontal L6   HashL6.dat
Helper - Arrow Straight Horizontal L6

Download iconHelper_HashL6.zip (30 KB)
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Rotation arrows

       
  Helper arrow 1 quarter ring   Har025.dat
Helper - Arrow 1 Quarter Ring

Download iconHelper_Har025.zip (1 KB)
Helper arrow 2 quarter ring   Har050.dat
Helper - Arrow 2 Quarter Ring

Download iconHelper_Har050.zip (1 KB)
 
  Helper arrow 3 quarter ring   Har075.dat
Helper - Arrow 3 Quarter Ring

Download iconHelper_Har075.zip (1 KB)
       
 

Vertical dotted lines

       
  Helper dotted line straight vertical L1   HdsvL1.dat
Helper - Dotted Line Straight Vertical L1

Download iconHelper_HdsvL1.zip (1 KB)
Helper dotted line straight vertical L2   HdsvL2.dat
Helper - Dotted Line Straight Vertical L2

Download iconHelper_HdsvL2.zip (1 KB)
 
  Helper dotted line straight vertical L3   Brick 2x3

HdsvL3.dat
Helper - Dotted Line Straight Vertical L3

Download iconHelper_HdsvL3.zip (1 KB)
Helper dotted line straight vertical L4   HdsvL4.dat
Helper - Dotted Line Straight Vertical L4

Download iconHelper_HdsvL4.zip (1 KB)
 
  Helper dotted line straight vertical L5   HdsvL5.dat
Helper - Dotted Line Straight Vertical L5

Download iconHelper_HdsvL5.zip (1 KB)
Helper dotted line straight vertical L6   HdsvL6.dat
Helper - Dotted Line Straight Vertical L6

Download iconHelper_HdsvL6.zip (1 KB)
 
 

Horizontal dotted lines

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  Helper dotted line straight horizontal L2   HdshL2.dat
Helper - Dotted Line Straight Horizontal L2

Download iconHelper_HdshL2.zip (1 KB)
Helper dotted line straight horizontal L3   HdshL3.dat
Helper - Dotted Line Straight Horizontal L3

Download iconHelper_HdshL3.zip (1 KB)
 
  Helper dotted line straight horizontal L4   HdshL4.dat
Helper - Dotted Line Straight Horizontal L4

Download iconHelper_HdshL4.zip (1 KB)
Helper dotted line straight horizontal L5   HdshL5.dat
Helper - Dotted Line Straight Horizontal L5

Download iconHelper_HdshL5.zip (1 KB)
 
  Helper dotted line straight horizontal L5   HdshL6.dat
Helper - Dotted Line Straight Horizontal L6

Download iconHelper_HdshL6.zip (1 KB)
   
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