Converting a physical build to a BrickLink parts lists

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Converting a physical build to a BrickLink parts lists

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I have built a streetcar using the parts I have in order to get a working design. What I need to do now is order the parts of the correct colour from BrickLink. I was wondering what the most effect way of going from a physical build to a BrickLink wanted list is. Wilf suggested using LLD, unfortunately I can’t install that on my older Mac computer. Picking the parts, part by part on BrickLink was talking a long time, so I was wondering if anyone knew of a faster method?
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Have look at the requirements for Stud.io from BrickLink. It might be more forgiving than LDD.
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I haven't used it, but there's also:
https://www.mecabricks.com/

But I can't see how making a digital version of a physical model would speed up the bricklink ordering process.
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You can also just make a wish list in bricklink of the parts you need and qty. Then hit order, it will scrub bricklink and find the cheapest stores and the fewest stores to order from.
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Sorry to hijack this thread but I didn't feel my question deserved a new one.

I have the opposite question about using Bricklink: Say I have a list of parts on my Bricklink wishlist, is there any way to set it up so that Bricklink can create/output a list of the stores that carry the most parts from my wishlist? And/or the best price?
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TroopaDee wrote:Sorry to hijack this thread but I didn't feel my question deserved a new one.

I have the opposite question about using Bricklink: Say I have a list of parts on my Bricklink wishlist, is there any way to set it up so that Bricklink can create/output a list of the stores that carry the most parts from my wishlist? And/or the best price?
Yes. When you're in the Wanted List screen, click on "Buy" in the Wanted List bar/menu at the top. Then choose what wanted list you want to search for (if you have multiple lists). Then click Auto-select and it will do this for you.

I may be missing a step, Jason is pretty good at explaining this too.
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