MLcad and LDD survey

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how many people here use or know how to use Mlcad ?

Poll ended at Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:26 pm

yes, but only just
2
29%
yes, happy with it
2
29%
no, never tried
2
29%
no, I did not understand it
0
No votes
no, stop asking stupid questions
1
14%
 
Total votes : 7

MLcad and LDD survey

Postby DavidP » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:26 pm

how many people here use or know how to use Mlcad ?

if not why not ?

how many people here use or know how to use LDD ?
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Postby Ross_Varn » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:33 pm

I use LDD a lot. For it's fallbacks (rage against the price!) it's still a good lego CAD program. I've never got around to installing MLCad though.
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Postby warman45 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:52 pm

i've used both and they each have they're pros and cons. LDD looks nicer (lags more) and the bricks actually attach. MLcad has a much larger database and has more control but you have a stupidly hard time using snot because the pieces wont auto alighn (or auto collide)
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Postby DavidP » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:37 am

warman45

I've used both and they each have they're pros and cons. LDD looks nicer (lags more) and the bricks actually attach. MLcad has a much larger database and has more control but you have a stupidly hard time using snot because the pieces wont auto alighn (or auto collide)


Have you had LDD delete bricks when you open them five minutes later
because it says they won't attached ?

I think the fact that Mlcad won't auto align is what makes it so flexible.
you've got 3 grades of control for the alignment grid and you can fine
tune these in setup. I went and changed the fine and medium grid
rotations to 1 degree and 22.5 degrees


Ross_Varn

I've never got around to installing MLCad though


if your happy with LDD don't, from speaking to people in other groups
even with help it is so different and they get confused.
if you decide to you will want to update the LDraw.xml so that your
exports work better.

you will find it here and instructions on how to do it.
http://gallaghersart.com/index.php?/forums/viewforum/28/
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Postby Apollyon » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:32 am

I have only used LDD so far but it used to crash after 1 minute or so. Generally i find building with real bricks much better. It would be frustrating to make an awesome virtual creation but then endure the pain of waiting days for the missing bricks to arrive or even worse you cannot afford them. Rather get along with the bricks you have, that is better for creativity imo.
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