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Post by Guest on Sun 06 Sep 2009, 12:54 am

Hi,
I am just wondering if many people use any CAD software to design Lego's before they build or do you prefer to just build? I have started to use MLCAD but find it takes a long time to get anything much designed with it.

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Re: CAD Software

Post by peterab on Sun 06 Sep 2009, 8:40 am

I've played a bit with Leocad (because I run Linux) but am also not very fast with it. Like any new tool it takes a while to get used to it.

I guess it depends on what you want to use it for, whether its worthwhile to you to spend the time learning to use the tool. I prefer to design/build in real brick but this means I need to have an assortment of pieces available, many of which may not end up being used on my final MOC. Using a CAD program would allow me to do the design first and only order the bricks when I have a better idea of what I need. I havent quite got to that level yet legosmile2

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Re: CAD Software

Post by Bodville on Sun 06 Sep 2009, 3:17 pm

Lego Digital Designer is great fun to build with and it's mostly easy to use. Can be a bit of pain once you get lots of studs showing (it slows down so build SNOT).
LDD 3.0 is coming out in October.

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Re: CAD Software

Post by Guest on Fri 02 Oct 2009, 2:27 am

Thanks for the advice, I am making good progress on getting some ideas designed in the software.

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