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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
When you use the move snap tool with cloning, you can't adjust the height of the clone.
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
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.
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
How can I round all corners of a polygon? It is not shown in the video. In my case it seems only possible by using the Numeric field window? It seems I am not able to use the mouse for more tools, like extrude length etc?