If you want to read this tutorial offline, you can download the web site as a ZIP file (410 Kb). This does not include LDraw and the LDraw parts, just the tutorial. By downloading the tutorial, you agree not to use any of the text or images in any way other than viewing them without consulting the author.
Note: to read the tutorial offline, you will need a computer that supports long filenames (such as Windows 95, NT, or 98).


LEdit Tutorial
LDraw Tutorial
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Key reference list

1: System Requirements
To run LDraw, you will need a computer with:
   MS-DOS or Windows (3.x, 95, NT, or 98), and
   about 10 Mb of free disk space
2: Downloading
First, download the original freeware program, created by James Jessiman: LDRAW.EXE (987 Kb)
Save it to your C:\ directory or wherever you want your LDRAW\ directory to be located.
Next, download the pieces that other enthusiasts have created: COMPLETE.EXE
If the above doesn't work, download: COMPLETE.EXE
3: Installation
Now, run the files. To do this, hit Start and choose Run. (fig. 1) (In Windows 3.x, choose File, Run... in Program Manager.) A window will pop up. Type in C:\LDRAW.EXE -y and hit OK. (fig. 2) A lot of text will scroll by in a window. When the text stops scrolling, close the window. Choose Run again. This time type in C:\COMPLETE.EXE -y and hit OK
Now, choose Run, type C:\LDRAW\MKLIST.EXE and hit OK. A window will pop up that says:
  Sort by [N]umber or [D]escription:
(fig. 3) Hit D and wait until the program is finished before you close the window.
If you run into any problems installing these files, go to:
LDraw Question & Answer page or
If you didn't get any error messages, you're ready to begin the LEdit tutorial! If you don't want to start right away, go back to Home.
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Copyright © 1998 Bram Lambrecht
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