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Description - Building with Virtual LEGO: Getting Started with LEGO Digital Designer, LDraw, and Mecabricks by John Baichtal

Virtually create and build any LEGO model you can imagine with any LEGO part ever made!

This hands-on guide shows, step-by-step, how to create just about anything from LEGO blocks using the latest version of LEGO Digital Designer. You will find out how to download and install the software, navigate the LDD user interface, and get up-and-running on your own design projects. Other popular open-standard LEGO CAD programs like LDraw and Mecabricks are also fully covered.

Building with Virtual LEGO: Getting Started with LEGO Digital Designer, LDraw, and Mecabricks features start-to-finish projects that illustrate each design tool and technique. The book teaches simple CAD concepts that are applicable to any design program-even professional software like AutoCAD. You will discover how to publish and share your creations online and explore some of the best projects that others have already built.

* Shows how to use creative and freely-downloadable design programs
* Teaches computer-aided design concepts that can be applied to any software
* Written by an experienced author and LEGO/DIY expert

Buy Building with Virtual LEGO: Getting Started with LEGO Digital Designer, LDraw, and Mecabricks by John Baichtal from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781259861833
ISBN-10: 125986183X
Format: Paperback / softback
(274mm x 213mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Baichtal

John Baichtal has written or edited over a dozen books, including the award-winning Cult of Lego (2011 No Starch Press), LEGO hacker bible Make: LEGO and Arduino Projects (2012 Maker Media) with Adam Wolf and Matthew Beckler, Robot Builder (Que 2014), Maker Pro (Maker Media 2014), and Hacking Your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kit (Que 2015). John lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three children.

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