LDMakeList is a tool created by Tim Gould as a replacement for the default mklist.exe that is included with LDraw.
LDMakeList has a number of advantages over mklist.exe, including:
- The ability to disregard parts whose names begin with certain characters, by using the -h command, meaning that colour aliases and other parts that are defined with leading character such as _ or ~ are not listed.
- Different sorting options (eg. -d for description, -n for filename, -p to leave patterns at the end)
- The ability to shorten long descriptions to ensure compatibility with older LDraw software
By running the executable file, the following information is supplied:
LDList Use -? for help, -v for version Valid options are: -d or -D : sort by _D_escription (default) -n or -N : sort by file_N_ame -p or -P : sort by description (_P_atterns at end of file) -s or -S : use _S_hort descriptions* -m or -M : include pri_M_itives in the list -u or -U : include _U_nofficial part directory -r or -R : _R_emove duplicate entries (experimental) -o or -O : Include _o_fficial parts only -l[DIRNAME] or -L[DIRNAME] : Read from _L_Draw director DIRNAME -h[C] or -H[C] : -H_ide descriptions starting with character(s) [C] -i[C] or -I[C] : str_I_p leading character(s) [C] from descriptions -x or -X : do not write parts._x_ml file e.g. "LDList -d -h=_ -i~" will generate a parts.lst file sorted by description excluding colour and part aliases and removing the ~ character from the start of descriptions * The old limit for part descriptions is 64 characters and it is possible that descriptions longer than this might break some old software. This ensures that the output filenames are no longer than 64 characters. Use if programs are giving errors. Sort by [D]escription or [N]umber?
Selecting either D or N will arrange the data in the outputted parts.lst file in a certain order. The option to select D or N will not appear if the option -d or -n or -p is selected.
By running the application from the command line, the other switches can also be enabled or disabled.
- LDMakeList on Google Code Project Hosting