Posts in category ldraw

LeoCAD 17.02 - Packaged for Linux

LeoCAD is a CAD application for building digital models with Lego-compatible parts drawn from the LDraw parts library.

I packaged the 17.02 release of LeoCAD for Fedora 25. This package requires the LDraw parts library packaged earlier.

Install the binary rpm. The source rpm contains the files to allow you to rebuild the packge for another distribution.

leocad-17.02-1ec1.fc25.x86_64.rpm

leocad-17.02-1ec1.fc25.src.rpm

LDraw Parts Library 2016-01 - Packaged for Linux

LDraw.org maintains a library of Lego part models upon which a number of related tools such as LeoCAD, LDView and LPub rely.

I packaged the 2016-01 parts library for Fedora 25 to install to /usr/share/ldraw; it should be straight-forward to adapt to other distributions.

The *.noarch.rpm files are the ones to install, and the .src.rpm contains everything so it can be rebuilt for another rpm-based distribution.

ldraw_parts-201601-ec1.fc25.src.rpm

ldraw_parts-201601-ec1.fc25.noarch.rpm
ldraw_parts-creativecommons-201601-ec1.fc25.noarch.rpm
ldraw_parts-models-201601-ec1.fc25.noarch.rpm

LPub4 for Linux, 4th iteration

LPub4 is a program by Kevin Clague for creating high-quality instructions for Lego models. It runs on OS X and Windows. I ported it to Linux a while ago.

I have updated the patches for current versions of LPub4 and packaged it for Fedora 19.

LPub4 needs to know where to find the LDraw parts library and the ldview executable. Its configuration file is ~/.config/LPub/LDraw Building Instruction Tool.conf which (assuming you are using my package of the LDraw parts library and my package of LDView) you can edit to contain:

[General]
LDrawDir=/usr/share/ldraw
LDView=/usr/bin/ldview
PreferredRenderer=LDView
PliControl=/usr/share/lpub/pli.mpd

The .spec file shows how it was created, the *.patch files are the modifications I made, the .x86_64.rpm file (other than debuginfo) is the one to install, and the .src.rpm contains everything so it can be rebuilt for another rpm-based distribution.

lpub4.spec

lpub4-1-dev-doc-fixes.patch
lpub4-2-setmeta-args-fix.patch
lpub4-3-pro-case.patch
lpub4-4-main-case.patch
lpub4-5-openfiledialog.patch
lpub4-6-preferencesdialog.patch

lpub4-4.0.0.14-20140514.ec3.src.rpm

lpub4-4.0.0.14-20140514.ec3.x86_64.rpm

lpub4-debuginfo-4.0.0.14-20140514.ec3.x86_64.rpm

LDView - Packaged for Linux

LDView renders digital Lego models, both interactively and batch. I made a couple of small patches to it and packaged it for Fedora 19.

There are two executables in these packages. LDView is the interactive GUI. If you use the LDraw Parts Library I packaged, you will need to configure it to point to /usr/share/ldraw for the LDrawDir config option. You can do that by editing ~/.config/LDView/LDView.conf to include this content:

[LDView]
LDrawDir=/usr/local/ldraw/

The other executable is ldview, which provides batch rendering operations for use by other programs such as LPub. It also needs to know where the LDraw model files are, so edit ~/.ldviewrc to contain this:

[General]
LDrawDir=/usr/local/ldraw

The .spec file shows how it was created, the *.patch files are the modifications I made, the *.x86_64.rpm files (other than debuginfo) are the ones to install, and the .src.rpm contains everything so it can be rebuilt for another rpm-based distribution.

ldview.spec

ldview-1-no-force-zoomtofit.patch
ldview-2-typo.patch
ldview-3-64-bit-fix.patch

ldview-4.2b1.20140530-ec1.src.rpm

ldview-4.2b1.20140530-ec1.x86_64.rpm
ldview-gnome-4.2b1.20140530-ec1.x86_64.rpm
ldview-osmesa-4.2b1.20140530-ec1.x86_64.rpm

ldview-debuginfo-4.2b1.20140530-ec1.x86_64.rpm

LDraw Parts Library - Packaged for Linux

LDraw.org maintains a library of Lego part models upon which a number of related tools such as LDView and LPub rely.

I packaged the library for Fedora 19 to install to /usr/share/ldraw; it should be straight-forward to adapt to other distributions.

The .spec file shows how it was created, the *.noarch.rpm files are the ones to install, and the .src.rpm contains everything so it can be rebuilt for another rpm-based distribution.

ldraw_parts.spec

ldraw_parts-201302-ec4.src.rpm

ldraw_parts-201302-ec4.noarch.rpm
ldraw_parts-creativecommons-201302-ec4.noarch.rpm
ldraw_parts-models-201302-ec4.noarch.rpm