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  • Small update of SnapCad/LDCad for VEX library


    A long time without updates... the wait is over, a few new parts for Snapcad/LDCad for VEX are now available! Get them here.
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  • #2
    Hi Philo,

    We are teaching SnapCAD in classroom and couldn't find below parts available, could you add them in?
    I used to get some missing parts from LDcad then uploaded in SnapCAD but in this case I couldn't find in both.

    1. 228-2500-044
    2. 228-2500-1698
    3. 228-2500-2003
    4. 228-2500-2018

    Thanks,

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    • #3
      What is 228-2500-044? 4x10 Plate? I have never seen it IRL, but 4x10 Plate would be quite simple to create by editing 228-2500-045.dat
      Extra educational value if you can get a student do that, the file is textual, format documented and the structure obvioius enough for a middle school student to figure it out.
      (I have even had elementary students defining a very simple part from scratch - just 4 walls of a sizing box)

      The other parts? Fancy kits you have :-)

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      • #4
        Ninik, Honestly I'm not sure the way you are suggesting, editing 228-2500-045.dat, do you mean to cut it to 4x10? If so which program? I don't see either LDcad or SnapCAD can do this?
        Do yo mean to cut it in Solid Work or Inventor and save as .dat? Thanks,

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        • #5
          Open it in a text editor. You'll see for yourself.

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          • #6
            Attached (as zip, can't upload a .dat file) is a fake 4x11 plate (i.e. I have only trimmed one side). You can compare the contents of the file with 228-2500-044.dat from your installation to see how I changed it. One more hint: '0' at the start of line means comment.
            Full specification of the file format at http://www.ldraw.org/article/218.html

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