Creating a custom palette with item quantities in Bricklink Studio

Introduction

Bricklink Studio is a useful piece of software for modeling LEGO creations, and after exploring some other options, it seems to be the most accessible. A particular feature of this software is to have ‘palettes,’ i.e., a restricted set of specific pieces for a build or project. The ability to import official LEGO sets exists, and it imports all the appropriate components with the proper quantities given. While the software allows the creation of custom palettes, and even by importing BrickLink-formatted .xml files, importing a custom list of parts with quantities does not appear to currently exist natively.

Despite this, I was able to import my BrickStock-created database of parts which I actually own, and use it as a custom palette with quantity restrictions. This process is tricky, and I found it appropriate to write a blog post about it to be able to explain the process without restrictions and worries of long-term archiving on the BrickLink Studio Forum. I’ve seen several posts about this, as I was curious if anyone else had figured it out entirely, but I ended up completing the process on my own.

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