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user 2935 posted Jan 15 at 2:19 pm
hi, im new to this lwcad for 3ds max 2017, all i want to know is how can i get activation serial code

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user 1764 posted Dec 26 '18 at 6:30 am
I've been using LWCad almost since the first version. This has been a problem since the Round tool was first created. When using it on oddly shaped intersections the corner part gets deleted. In the case below entire edges also get deleted. This leads to a lot of work to fix the problems.






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recent by Viktor  ·  Dec 29 '18 at 3:42 pm
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Andrew Webb posted Dec 12 '18 at 11:05 am
It would be nice if LWCAD had a bend tool.

The current LW bend tool is hopless.

In addition it would be great if you could choose to adjust the bend to be parabolic in shape and possible some fall off?

Cheers

Andy

recent by Viktor  ·  Dec 29 '18 at 3:38 pm
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Andrew Webb posted Dec 12 '18 at 11:00 am
It would be very useful if it was possible to use snap across different objects.

At the moment snapping across layers is great but if the layers are in differnet objects it does not work, at least I cannot seem to get it to work.

Also the current snapping tool stops working if, after using the tool, you click to undo and try to use snapping again without restarting the tool, which is ann
recent by Viktor  ·  Dec 29 '18 at 3:36 pm
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Robert Brown posted Dec 8 '18 at 5:33 pm
Hello

I was attempting to create a complex Nurbs polygon using the Curvs To Surf tool but couldn't get it to work like it was demonstrated in the LWCAD 5 NURBS introduction video. I recreated a similar set a curves, but for some reason it is not making holes in the surface created even though I have make holes button checked.

Here is a screen grab of the Youtube video:



And a sc
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recent by Viktor  ·  Dec 29 '18 at 3:00 pm
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user 1764 posted Dec 6 '18 at 8:51 pm
I'm using LWCad 5.2 in LightWave 2018.4 trying to build a house. I've built the outer walls with the Wall tool, that's fine. But when I try to build the inner walls the polygons disappear every time it intersects a wall. The ends are fine but any polygon that touches another polygon disappears.I've tried messing with any option I can find. Add, Subtract, etc. I've never had this problem before.

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recent by Viktor  ·  Dec 8 '18 at 3:26 pm
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user 1991 posted Nov 10 '18 at 5:53 pm
I’m trying to use the Pipe tool in LWCAD 2018 on LW3D 2018.7 and the MakeUV Box in the Pipe tool is always disabled. How do I use this option? The help videos skip over this option.

Erich

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Peter Thiersch posted Oct 25 '18 at 4:23 pm
LWcad 2018 for LightWave (on LW 2015.3 / 64)

Make a NURBS sphere (8 polys)
Save the Object
Close Object
Open the Sphere.lwo again
Select polys (now you count 16 Polys)
after every file-saving the count of polys is doubling

I have realized that after several file saves :
a small nurbs object suddenly had thousends of polys
8-)

OK, I can use the tool " join curves" ..
but oft
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user 646 posted Sep 21 '18 at 4:01 pm
There is still a high polycount having installed lightwave11.06

maybe im doing something wrong


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Unspacey posted Aug 27 '18 at 12:40 am
What is the best way to preserve the sets of objects(doors, windows, categories) stored into the library from version to version. Or in case there is a reinstall neccessary to a different computer, how can the library file be found and transferred to the new version, computer, install, ect. I am using 5.51, I think the last version before 2018...

recent by Viktor  ·  Sep 4 '18 at 4:30 pm
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user 715 posted Aug 6 '18 at 12:11 am
Can anyone please give me a few pointers as to how to build the outside walls of a house, been playing around with the demo version for a couple of hours now but wall building skills are not happening for me. There seems to be no beginners guide or anything like that, the manual is practically useless, as i can see this is a fantastic plugin for 3DS Max but I can't get my head around even the ba
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Unspacey posted Jul 5 '18 at 11:07 pm
I am having and have always had a problem with the background layer snapping. As I am using the line tool to trace over some lines in the background to create nurbs patches it is not snapping, I have played with the setting in the snap panel but it seems to ignore the background.

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Mark Whitney posted Apr 16 '18 at 2:54 am
Does anyone have a link to a site that gives typical standards for things like wall thickness & height, door height & width, thickness, eave overhang, etc.? I've done some searching but quickly got bogged down with too much technical & regs.

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3dworks posted Apr 10 '18 at 6:55 pm
i found that the modern shingles are too large (around 600 mm compared to a more standard size between 400-450 mm). how can i edit the "d3d" files? how is the "allow resizing" feature in LWCAD working? i seem not to be able to resize the scale of the preset shingles.

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user 1158 posted Jun 13 '18 at 7:20 pm
When I export LWCAD 2018 obj's format from LW2018.4, the surface/part names look like this:

g (k:"Right_Wall"_c:"Wtools3D_2018"
usemtl (k:"Right_Wall"_c:"Wtools3D_2018"

Since I don't have a drive "k", I'm assuming this is coming from the LWCAD plugin. Is there a quick fix (I'd rather see "Right_Wall"?

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Hi Victor,
I have a question about profiler and engraver tools.
I use them very intensively with custom profiles, in past relases were possible to keep the "origina size" of the profile with a very useful button.
Is in yours devenlope program to bring back that useful function or there is an "hidden" shortcut to obtain the same result in present relase?

Thanks in advance!!

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John Marchant posted Jun 1 '18 at 8:12 pm


I am trying to understand the Knife tool. I asked for a feature from Viktor for a tool that did more than one cut. I can see that it has 10 lines as specified and the distance between each is specified, but it still only make the one cut. I'm trying to get it to make all the cuts, or is this not what i thought the tool would be.


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recent by user 2343  ·  Jun 11 '18 at 9:53 pm
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Mash3d posted Jun 10 '18 at 7:46 pm
Hi, I'm using LWcad 5.5 and LW 2015.3. I'm using the shingle tool and when I click on another preset from the library the shingle is not changing. This is even after getting out of the tool, starting fresh and choosing a new preset before I apply the tool.
I've checked the preset path and its good. The preview of the shingle is there. The only odd thing is when I click on another preset a smal
recent by Viktor  ·  Jun 11 '18 at 9:51 pm
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Hello,I use lwcad 5.5 with 3dsmax 2016 and when I add a custom shape in library my viewport becomes very slow and sluggish and unable to work.I' ve noticed that my preset objects are very big 2-7 MB compared to the other presets that comes with the plugin.Why is that?Is there a way to create lighter custom objects ex. windows,doors?Thank you!

recent by Viktor  ·  May 24 '18 at 2:33 am
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I spent a good deal of time recently thinking about the modeling tools I have at my disposal: Maya, LightWave Modeler, ZBrush, 3D-Coat. All in the context of development of models for a real-time rendering usage. The current strategies for producing high quality models in that context mostly revolve around producing a really high fidelity high resolution shape, then in one way or another deriving
recent by Viktor  ·  May 15 '18 at 1:35 pm
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