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==Step 1: Download and Install the LDraw Library==
 
==Step 1: Download and Install the LDraw Library==
  
* Go to the [http://www.ldraw.org/downloads-2/downloads.html LDraw.org download page] and download the latest complete.zip
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* Go to the [http://www.ldraw.org/downloads-2/downloads.html LDraw.org download page] and download the latest <code>complete.zip</code>
* Unzip complete.zip in the directory of your choice
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* Unzip <code>complete.zip</code> in the directory of your choice - we recommend <code>~/ldraw/</code> if you don't want to worry about file permissions.
  
 
==Step 2: Install LDCad==
 
==Step 2: Install LDCad==
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* Unzip the package into the directory of your choice
 
* Unzip the package into the directory of your choice
 
* Run LDCad
 
* Run LDCad
* When asked for the location of the LDraw Library, use the directory where you unzipped complete.zip.
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* When asked for the location of the LDraw Library, use the directory where you unzipped <code>complete.zip</code>.
  
 
==Step 3: Dive in==
 
==Step 3: Dive in==

Revision as of 14:02, 9 August 2012

Step 1: Download and Install the LDraw Library

  • Go to the LDraw.org download page and download the latest complete.zip
  • Unzip complete.zip in the directory of your choice - we recommend ~/ldraw/ if you don't want to worry about file permissions.

Step 2: Install LDCad

  • Go to http://www.melkert.net/LDCad and download the Linux version of LDCad
  • Unzip the package into the directory of your choice
  • Run LDCad
  • When asked for the location of the LDraw Library, use the directory where you unzipped complete.zip.

Step 3: Dive in

Learning how to use your new editor or understanding the LDraw file format may be a challenge, but with a little practice you will get the hang of it.

Help!

Need help with any of this? Visit the LDraw.org Forums and ask a large group of users for help.