Recalculate part quantities in multi-part MLCad parts lists according the actual number of times submodels are used.
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Once tallied, your results can be exported to PDF, CSV or a BrickLink Wanted List/Brick Owl Wishlist (via a Brickstore file).
Update (Jan 02, 2017): Improvements to data display (e.g., colour swatch shown next to colour name), PDF export, and a few other things.
Update (Dec, 2016): MPD-Tally now automatically works with parts lists in all MLCad language options (currently: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian).
I am indebted to Martin Long and Peter Corish for their sterling work that preceded and inspired this app.
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MLCad, a part of the LDraw System Of Tools available at ldraw.org, is a powerful application for designing LEGO® models, especially its facility for creating multi-part documents.
However, there is currently a small flaw in this feature when it comes to tallying up the part quantities when saving a parts list. Even when the "Submodels" option is explicitly set, it does not take account of the number of times a submodel is actually used, making the part quantities inaccurate.
MPD-Tally fixes that by processing a parts list and calculating the correct quantities. It then presents the results in some lovely neat tables which you can print or save/export for later use.
Export parts tally for 'mpdtallydemo_en.txt'.
Export to: PDF File | CSV File | BrickLink Wanted List | Brickstore File | Brick Owl Wishlist
Exports as PDF file that can saved and printed at a later date.
Export as PDF
Exports as comma (or tab) separated values for import into a spreadsheet application.
Export as CSV
Exports as a BrickLink wanted list XML file. See BrickLink Help for explanations of options.
Export as Wanted List
Exports as a Brickstore (.bsx) file which can be uploaded to a Brick Owl wishlist.
Export as Brickstore File
Brick Owl wishlists can be created by either copy/pasting a BrickLink wanted list file, or by uploading a Brickstore .bsx file*.
In either case, you first have to create a blank wishlist (if you haven't already). For help creating a wishlist, see the Brick Owl Wishlist Help page.
When you have created a wishlist, go to the "Wishlist > Import" page and select the name of your wishlist from the "Wishlist" dropdown selectbox.
Once uploaded, you can modify your wishlist further using Brick Owl's tools.
* Note: there is also the option to upload LDraw (.ldr) files, but not a multipart document (.mpd) files.