Category:LEGO Digital Designer
|LEGO Digital Designer|
LEGO Digital Designer, often abbreviated as LDD, is a free computer program produced by the LEGO Group, initially launched as a part of LEGO Design byME.
LEGO stopped supporting it on 2016-01-20. The latest version available for download is 4.3.11. The statement issued by Kevin Hinkle, Community Manager for the Americas:
"Good Afternoon everyone, I've just touched base with one of our Digital Product Specialists within the Consumer Services team. A business decision has been made to no longer allocate resources towards the LDD program / initiative.
For now, the program will continue to be offered to anyone interested in utilizing it but please do not expect any updates regarding functionality, the adding of new LEGO elements or glitch fixes. We have decided to pursue other digital experiences.
Although this may not be the answer you were hoping for, I hope this information will be of use to your RLUG members. Thank you for your time and continued support for the LEGO Brand and hobby."
LDD allows users to build models using virtual LEGO bricks, in a computer-aided design like manner. Until January 16, 2012, these could be uploaded, along with instructions and a box design, to the LEGO Design byME website, from where the models could be ordered for delivery as a real, packaged set. Users can also take "screenshots" of their models and store the models on their computer in an .LXF file.
The parts contained within the LDD database can also be exported using 3DVIA Printscreen and then converted into an LDraw-compatible format using 3dxml2dat.
LDD supports the following file formats: