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Step 1: Navigate to the Parts Tracker home page (https://www.ldraw.org/library/tracker/)
 
Step 1: Navigate to the Parts Tracker home page (https://www.ldraw.org/library/tracker/)
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Step 2: Click on the "Download All Unofficial Files" link and save the zip file in your LDraw folder
 
Step 2: Click on the "Download All Unofficial Files" link and save the zip file in your LDraw folder
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Step 3: Open LDCad and navigate to Prefs -> LDraw -> Search (library) Paths
 
Step 3: Open LDCad and navigate to Prefs -> LDraw -> Search (library) Paths
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Step 4: Click the New button
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Step 4: Click on the entry labelled "Official" in the "Search Order" box
  
Step 5: Click on the new entry that was just created
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Step 5: Click the New button
  
Step 6: Click the "Unofficial library" radio button
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Step 6: Click on the new entry that was just created
  
Step 7: Click "Browse Archive" button, navigate to where you save the ldrawunf.zip file and double click it. The path should appear in the text box next to "Location"
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Step 7: Click the "Unofficial library" radio button
  
Step 8: Click "Accept"
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Step 8: Click "Browse Archive" button, navigate to where you save the ldrawunf.zip file and double click it. The path should appear in the text box next to "Location"
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Step 9: Click "Accept"
  
 
You will have to restart LDCad for it to reload the library files. Unofficial files will have "UnOff" overlayed on the image in the part picker.
 
You will have to restart LDCad for it to reload the library files. Unofficial files will have "UnOff" overlayed on the image in the part picker.
  
 
As always: these are unofficial parts. They may be incomplete, or inaccurate, and it is possible that when they are officially released they may be changed in ways that could mess up any model you use them in. This is far more likely for Held parts than Certified parts.
 
As always: these are unofficial parts. They may be incomplete, or inaccurate, and it is possible that when they are officially released they may be changed in ways that could mess up any model you use them in. This is far more likely for Held parts than Certified parts.
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Latest revision as of 13:34, 29 December 2021

A short tutorial on how to add unofficial parts to LDCad

Step 1: Navigate to the Parts Tracker home page (https://www.ldraw.org/library/tracker/)

Unoff-1.png

Step 2: Click on the "Download All Unofficial Files" link and save the zip file in your LDraw folder

Unoff-2.png

Step 3: Open LDCad and navigate to Prefs -> LDraw -> Search (library) Paths

Unoff-3.png Unoff-4.png

Unoff-5.png

Step 4: Click on the entry labelled "Official" in the "Search Order" box

Step 5: Click the New button

Step 6: Click on the new entry that was just created

Step 7: Click the "Unofficial library" radio button

Step 8: Click "Browse Archive" button, navigate to where you save the ldrawunf.zip file and double click it. The path should appear in the text box next to "Location"

Step 9: Click "Accept"

You will have to restart LDCad for it to reload the library files. Unofficial files will have "UnOff" overlayed on the image in the part picker.

As always: these are unofficial parts. They may be incomplete, or inaccurate, and it is possible that when they are officially released they may be changed in ways that could mess up any model you use them in. This is far more likely for Held parts than Certified parts.