LDSetsConversion is an
useful to simplify the initial phase of implementation, with
of existing Lego Sets. It's possible to reduce drastically the time needed to
parts and find the appropriate colors. LDSetsConversion has a simple user
interface and can be downloaded
at the following address:
the file and run the program
that has the green icon .
When you use the program for the first time, click on Preferences
to check / change the settings. Click on
Save Changes to confirm your changes. Restart LDSetsConversion at
the end of this step.
Follow these steps to use LDSetsConversion :
Select a Set number (Use Peeron Set
Selection or BrickLink Set Selection). You can type
or scroll the list.
If you don't remember the number of
the set click on right icon ;
then type a word (i.e. winter)
click on Find and select a Set. Click on Exit and the selected Set appear
in the main window.
· Click on the letf icon or to view a Set image.
Click on Inventory (Peeron e/o BrickLink) to see the part's list.
Varying the parameters related to
the XYZ axes, before to start conversion, you can import the
parts in different ways (see the tutorial on
Click on Conversion
(BrickLink, in this example) and wait a moment.
· Click on these
buttons to get some informations about the conversion.
Be patient while the
preview is created.
Click on these buttons to start MlCad / SR3D Builder / LdView with the pieces of selected Set.
Click on Instructions and now you can start to
reproduce the Set !!
Sometimes the instructions appear directly, sometimes use
right-click in the appropriate box.
creates a folder with the name of the set. Here you can find all the files
Occasionally, it is appropriate to
update the list of sets, colors, similar parts, ldraw official parts,
ldraw unofficial parts etc ...
Sources used in this program.
Creation of a special category in
SR3D Builder and MLCad (V3.30)
Select the option buttons
indicated by the red arrows.
Click on Conversion and then start
· Paste, with the right mouse button, in the
Search Text Box the name of the Set. You can also write
directly there. Type:
Set: 4210-1 in this example. Now, click on Find.
SR3D Builder create and use a
special file: PartsNew.lis. LDSetsConversion adds a few lines in this
to allow the selection of the pieces. This operation is always reversible and
will not damage this
There are 2 ways
to restore this file.
· Here you can see the first lines of PartNew.Lis;
before, during and after this process.
- If you run MlCad V3.30 you will find, also, a folder with
the imported pieces.
Sometimes during the download phase it may happen that the program blocks,
in this case it is recomended to restart the application.
In some case tries to run LDSetsConversion as Administrator if you