LEGO® Digital Designer 3.1 Readme

 

Build 3.1 for
Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Mac OS X® 10.4 or higher

Disclaimer

The software is provided as-is without any warranty of any kind. The entire risk arising out of use or performance of the software remains with you. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the LEGO Group of Companies (including LEGO Systems A/S) and its suppliers and licensors, be liable for any damages arising out of the use or inability to use the software.

To install and use the software, you must agree to the terms of the LEGO Digital Designer 3.1 License Agreement included with the software. Please be sure to read the License Agreement before installing LEGO Digital Designer 3.1 on your system.


Table of Contents:

  1. System requirements
    1. Microsoft Windows
    2. Mac OS X
  2. Installing LEGO Digital Designer
  3. Launching LEGO Digital Designer
  4. FAQ and known issues for LEGO Digital Designer
    1. Uninstalling LEGO Digital Designer does not remove saved models
    2. LEGO Digital Designer does not run after install
    3. Requirements Checker
    4. LEGO Digital Designer runs slow
  5. General troubleshooting for LEGO Digital Designer
    1. Updating drivers
  6. Uninstalling LEGO Digital Designer
  7. Technical support
  8. Legal

1) SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS VERSION

Microsoft Windows

Please make sure you are online during installation so that the latest requirements are taken into consideration.

Minimum System Requirements for PC

  • Operating system: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.
  • CPU: 1 GHz processor or higher
  • Graphics card: 32 MB graphics card (OpenGL 1.1 or higher compatible)
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Hard disk space: 100 MB

Software

  • Operating systems supported: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 (Windows 98, 98SE, ME 95, 2000, NT are NOT supported).
  • OpenGL 1.1 or higher required in order to run the LEGO Digital Designer application. Ensure that you have the OpenGL 1.1 or higher installed on your computer prior to running the program.

Mac OS X

Minimum System Requirements for Mac

  • Operating system: OS X 10.4 or higher
  • CPU: Intel processor
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 5200/ATI Radeon 7500 or better
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Hard disk space: 100 MB

2) INSTALLING LEGO DIGITAL DESIGNER

Please note:
Before you install LEGO Digital Designer on Windows, please uninstall any previous versions. There are two ways to uninstall LEGO Digital Designer:

  • Click Start from the task bar. Go to Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, and select LEGO Digital Designer from the menu. Follow the uninstall wizard.
  • Click Start from the task bar. Go to All Programs (or 'Programs' in Windows XP), LEGO Company, and click 'Uninstall LEGO Digital Designer'. You can then choose to either remove or reinstall LEGO Digital Designer. Follow the Wizard to complete your selection.

After uninstall finishes, you are ready to install the new version. Start the installer, and follow onscreen instructions.

Also, you may need to turn off any resident programs like antivirus programs or Norton SystemWorks that monitor file installations.

Administrator privileges are required when installing LEGO Digital Designer on Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7.

3) LAUNCHING LEGO DIGITAL DESIGNER

Double-click on LEGO Digital Designer on your desktop. This will start LEGO Digital Designer.

The first time you launch LEGO Digital Designer, it will take between 1 and 5 minutes to unpack the bricks. This will not happen when you launch it after the first time.

Microsoft Windows

4) FAQ AND KNOWN ISSUES FOR LEGO DIGITAL DESIGNER

4A. UNINSTALLING LEGO DIGITAL DESIGNER DOES NOT REMOVE SAVED MODELS AND SNAPSHOTS

When uninstalling the LEGO Digital Designer software, all your saved models and snapshots will be retained on the hard drive. Should you choose to reinstall LEGO Digital Designer, the data will still be available. As the saved data is very compact, it will take up only a tiny portion of your hard disk space. However, should you wish to free up space, you will be required to do so manually using Windows Explorer or Mac Finder.

The models and snapshots will be located in ""System drive"\Documents and Settings\Userdir\My Documents\My Pictures" on Microsoft Windows and "/Users/Userdir/Pictures/" on the Mac.

4B. LEGO DIGITAL DESIGNER DOES NOT RUN AFTER INSTALL

If you protect your computer with an Internet firewall that uses pop-up style program access protection (e.g. ZoneAlarm), LEGO Digital Designer Fullscreen might stop working as soon as the "Loading" screen appears. If this happens, try pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete to show the pop-up and configure your firewall. If the pop-up does not show, you may have to reset your computer. The pop-up is activated because LEGO Digital Designer accesses the Web to check for updates when it starts up. To fix this problem, run LEGO Digital Designer from the desktop shortcut instead of the LEGO Digital Designer Fullscreen start menu shortcut.

4C. REQUIREMENTS CHECKER

If the Requirements Checker pops up when you launch installation, it indicates that your computer does not fulfill the requirements for running LEGO Digital Designer. You can choose to cancel the installation, or you can choose to install LEGO Digital Designer anyway. However, if you choose to install LEGO Digital Designer you might experience problems.

4D. LEGO DIGITAL DESIGNER RUNS SLOWLY

It is a known issue that having many bricks on screen in LEGO Digital Designer can cause your computer to run slower. To improve performance, try quitting applications running in the background. Also note that graphic cards with shared memory can cause performance problems.

4E. LOST WORK AFTER STANDBY MODE

Remember to continuously save your work! If your computer goes into standby mode or shuts down, any unsaved LEGO Digital Designer work will be lost.

5) GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING FOR LEGO DIGITAL DESIGNER

General troubleshooting can resolve many issues experienced when running a program. If the issue you are experiencing is not specifically addressed, please read the following General Troubleshooting section before contacting Technical Support.

Please remember, when making changes to your system it is good practice to take notes and back up along the way to enable you to reverse your changes.

5A. UPDATING DRIVERS

In general, if you are experiencing performance issues, lock ups, blue/black screens, error messages and similar, it is advisable to check with the machine manufacturer to ensure that you are using the most current drivers available. Sound, Video and CD-ROM manufacturers often release a number of new driver versions each year to enable the user to get the best performance from his or her hardware. These drivers often contain improvements and sometimes include fixes for known issues with the hardware. If you are unfamiliar with updating your drivers or have any questions about your system drivers, please contact your computer manufacturer or supplier for assistance.

6) UNINSTALLING LEGO DIGITAL DESIGNER

On the Mac, simply drag LEGO Digital Designer from Applications to the trashcan to uninstall. On Microsoft Windows, there are two ways to uninstall LEGO Digital Designer:

  • Click Start from the task bar. Go to Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, and select LEGO Digital Designer from the menu. Follow the uninstall wizard.
  • Click Start from the task bar. Go to All Programs (or 'Programs' in Windows XP), LEGO Company, and click Uninstall LEGO Digital Designer. You can then choose to remove or reinstall LEGO Digital Designer. Follow the Wizard to complete your selection.

7) TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Thank you for downloading LEGO Digital Designer. Issues known at the time of release are listed above in this document. You can find more details in the FAQ and Tech Support pages on the LEGO website.

8) LEGAL

LEGO® Digital Designer 3.1 by LEGO System A/S, DK-7190 Billund, Denmark.

Distributed by the LEGO Group, DK-7190
Billund, Denmark. © 2010 The LEGO Group and its licensors.

Acknowledgements

This product uses zlib, created by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler.
This product uses expat, created by
Thai Open Source Software Center.
This product has a Windows installer built with NSIS, created by Nullsoft.
This software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.
libpng version 1.2.8 -
December 3, 2004
  Copyright (c) 1998-2004 Glenn Randers-Pehrson
  Copyright (c) 1996-1997 Andreas Dilger
  Copyright (c) 1995-1996 Guy Eric Schalnat, Group 42, Incx