How should I represent:

  • 2D plan view of bricks
  • Diagrams of brick interaction
  • 3D views of models

Using markdown?

  • BrickML would be the way to go :)
    – mplungjan
    Commented Oct 26, 2011 at 9:14
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    Until we get BrickML enabled (is this going to happen?) we may just need to use images where it is a complex brick, or ASCII art for the simple ones
    – Rory Alsop
    Commented Oct 26, 2011 at 11:52
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    There's a feature request to support LDraw parts at meta.bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/62/code-to-insert-parts. For now, I'd strongly recommend images over ASCII art.
    – user23
    Commented Oct 31, 2011 at 16:16
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    Short answer: However you like
    – Ambo100 Mod
    Commented Dec 29, 2011 at 19:55

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Use which ever creative medium suites you and the audience:

  • You can usualy get your idea across with a rough sketch.
  • 2D is best for two dimensional models such as brick walls, brick profiles and building façades.
  • Photograph individual bricks or find an existing image on sites like Bricklink.
  • This question lists software for designing models in 3D using CAD (Computer Aided Design).

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