I've noticed that when using the Shingle tool on roofs with concave slopes, like screengrab, the slope component of a roof does not show; it only works on convex roofs.

Would it be possible to allow the slope component to also work on concave slope joins please? Or have I missed something?

In my case, Classical Roman buildings would frequently have arcade roofs like this, and would have
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John Gutwin posted Jun 1 at 8:42 pm
Creating a road center-line is fairly simple but could be improved. (way better than native tools) That got me thinking about the more general case of lines that are tangent to circular arcs. The type of curve I am talking about is a series of straight segments and arc segments that always have the characteristic of being tangent and the arc segments are circular arcs.


I have tried creat
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Perhaps someone can help me with the pipe tool. I am not new to LWCAD, but never really used the pipe tool before.
I cannot get the pipe tool to draw around corners?
Example, take a cube, start drawing on one plane or face then click on the next plane or face, in this case 90 degrees to the original. I will not turn. Always stays on the original plane. Tried resetting the tool, reinstalling
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recent by Gary Barringer  ·  May 9 at 7:47 pm
Eric Hansen posted May 9 at 3:24 pm
New LWCad User here...

I've created a fairly simple building from a floor plan and added some windows to it. But, the windows I created last week only show up as holes in the walls in LW. The ones I created yesterday show up in Modeler and LW though. I don't think I created them as instances last week, but maybe did? Is there anyway to tell? A simple way to convert them to polys if I did
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It would be awesome if LWCAD could somehow deal with .stp curves. Right now, to use CAD data in Lightwave it has to be converted to mesh and often we get errors in smoothing, flipping polys or geometry missing. Being able to use the nurbs curves would be a dream come true.

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Simon Smalley posted Mar 18 at 10:53 pm
It would be great if LWCAD could feature a nice bend tool. The native lw bend gets bad results and is not easy to use.

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In your website you say LWCAD is coming to all major 3D apps. Does that include Maya, or preferably in my case, Modo, at some point?

I am currently on LWCAD 4, but if I upgrade to LWCAD 5, will there be another purchase/upgrade to LWCAD for other host apps or is LWCAD 5 considered a "one license for all" ?

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recent by Carlos Caldeira  ·  Mar 11 at 6:22 pm
Hi

When you go to change the step height of any of the 4 stair tools in the numeric panel it won't work. The height adjustment line just disappears and the numeric value's won't change.

Steps

Create stairs using the line stair tool
Adjust the height of the stairs in the right viewport using the orange line
Now click n on the keyboard
Try adjusting the step height in the numeric pane
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recent by Viktor  ·  Mar 11 at 12:08 am
It was already the case with LWcad previous releases when snapping features:
LW cad actually sees hidden geometries (in active layer or background).
With V5 and following and the new selection system this problem becomes really unworkable around, eg:
ctrl click empty space on screen selects all geometry, even what is hidden; when working on an heavy layer/object this turns into a nightm
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recent by Viktor  ·  Mar 11 at 12:05 am
Tim Parsons posted Jan 26 at 2:56 am
It would be really nice if LWCad had dimensioning capabilities much like Solidworks or Inventor. Create a model and then dimension it and save out a DWG or even just a PDF and be able to print it on a big plotter/printer. Yeah that would be cool.

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recent by Tim Parsons  ·  Mar 9 at 4:05 am
Tim Parsons posted Mar 9 at 4:04 am
Viktor please go here: http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?152975-LWCad-5-2-snap-move-question to check out an issue with move snap in 5.2. Everything you need is in that link. I like the clone feature of the new move snap but it just won't move geometry as effectively as 4.51. Please consider some adjustments to the tool. Thanks.

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When you use the move snap tool with cloning, you can't adjust the height of the clone.

Steps

Create a box with the box tool
Us the move snap tool
Press "n" on the keyboard to open the numeric panel
Turn on cloning
Clone your object going down from the top viewport
Now go over to the Right viewport
Try clicking on the handle to make your clones go upwards or step
The
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Hi

When you have Center snap set in the snapping panel and you draw a line to a rectangle object it won't snap to the center of the object. It works for curves, Circles and Polygons but not for the rectangle tool.

Steps

Draw a rectangle
Make sure center snap is activated in the snap panel
Draw a line to the center of the rectangle it won't snap to the center.
Just tested it in V4.51
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