Friday, October 28, 2011

Have you installed LDraw yet?

The launch earlier this year of the All-In-One-Installer (AIOI) for LDraw put an end to many years of waiting for an updated version of the LDraw installer. Both here on TBs , in HispaBrick Magazine® and in many other places tutorials and other explanations on how to install an up-to-date version of the most imprtant LDraw related tools have been published, but the AIOI is no doubt the better solution.
The AIOI includes the most important LDraw tools as well as the latest version of the LDraw part library and come with a very easy to use interface. A few months ago I interviewed Willy Tschager, the creator of the AIOI (you can read the interview in HispaBrick Magazine 011) and he explained, among other things that the installation interface is available in several languages.

Currently the available language are: provides the following information about the AIOI:

The AIOI supports Windows XP (Home and Pro), Windows Vista (all versions) and Windows 7 (all versions). On 64-Bit Operating Systems it will install in the "Program files (x86)" folder. The Installer will NOT run on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT Ver 4, 2000, or XP below SP2. If your version of Windows is different, follow the install instruction at

 The following library files and applications are included in the AIOI. Note that newer version of each application may be available as this installer was created for the release of the latest LDraw parts library update, which happens twice or three times a year.

Library or Application Name
Installed by default
Parts library
Publishing tool
Sticker Generator Generator
LGEO Parts Library POV-Ray parts library
LDGlite Viewer
POV-Ray 3.6 Renderer

You can download the AIOI from

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