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UPDATED 9.30.2002

DATSort is a windows application for sorting the elements in an
LDraw .DAT, .LDR or .MPD file by color, part number or X-Y-Z coordinates.

When creating .DAT files, I often try to sort the elements to make
it easier for the builder to follow the steps. LEGO™ instructions
typically build a model from bottom to top, back to front, left to
right. Now, with DATSort, you can create your .DAT file using
LDraw, MLCad, etc. and afterward sort the elements in the file
according to your own preference.

DATSort Screenshot

You can select any elements in the file to be sorted, or tell DATSort
to sort them all. You can sort by X-Y-Z coordinates, by the part
color, or by part number. You can set the sort to be ascending or
descending, which means you can independently set the coordinate sort
to work from bottom to top, top to bottom, left to right, right to left,
etc. etc.

Once the file is sorted, you can save it in place of the unsorted one,
with an option to backup the original file.

DATSort is only 217K (67K zipped) and you can DOWNLOAD IT HERE.
(This program requires the Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Module.)

View the current DATSort.txt file.

Any questions, comments, requests, suggestions or bug reports... please email me at onyx@malagraphixia.com

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