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Viktor posted Mar 20 at 9:30 am
Dear LWCAD users.

First of all, I hope you are all right and safe.

The special situation requires special prices.
All LWCAD prices will decrease significantly until the end of the current pandemic.
Also, users with LWCAD 2018 (without the free 2020 update) can now pre-order the upgrade to ver. 2020

The development of LWCAD continues as planned.
The free update to LWCAD 2018.5
recent by user 2804  ·  Apr 29 at 4:00 am
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user 3870 posted 3 days ago at 5:59 am
Is there a timeline set for the cad 2020 release date yet?

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user 1693 posted Jun 28 at 1:04 am
I have a license for LWCAD 4, having upgraded it from my original purchase of LWCAD 2.5 or earlier. Is there an upgrade to the current version from v4 available for purchase?

Thank you!

recent by Viktor  ·  Jul 3 at 11:57 am
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The Shingles tool in LWCAD 2018.31 for LW (Windows 64bit 2019.5) doesn't appear to work like the videos show.
In the video, the shingles apply only to a roof object and they look correct. For me, unless I select the top roof polygons, shingles are applied to the ENTIRE object. They are also angled weird and have end caps placed wrong.


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recent by Viktor  ·  Jun 25 at 3:59 pm
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Scott posted Jan 3 at 12:01 pm
I've sent bug report, but want to see if anyone else has this issue.

Create a LWCAD Box
Seelct the LWCard Round corenr TR tool and a apply a value as required.
Result is the corner polygons disappear.

Applied the same tooll to a LW BOX and the results are worse

recent by Viktor  ·  Jun 25 at 3:32 pm
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Tony Prohl posted Jun 4 at 8:07 pm
I have a question about some shapes lib. I am running into an issue where I don't see the items in the shapes lib panels. It see the folders and list the shapes but doesn't draw the orange wires or even draw them in modeler when trying to use them. Is it because they are in sub folders?

The only way to make it work is by taking them out of sub folders and placing them in the same folder abov
recent by Viktor  ·  Jun 25 at 3:20 pm
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I've tried all older versions of LW and it seems that LW 2019.0.3 and since 2019 released, the dimension tools don't seem to leave their distances in the viewport any longer.

LightWave version 2018 worked fine.

I have tried deleting all configs and starting from scratch in 2019 and it makes no difference. Also have tried all OpenGL modes to see if that made a difference, but it didn't.
recent by Mark Whitney  ·  Mar 25 at 6:18 pm
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user 3225 posted Mar 9 at 6:18 pm
I haven't used LW or LWCAD for a long time but wanted to pick it up again. When I try to download it I am told that my serial number is wrong although it's the one I received in a n email. I have tried to make contact by email but have had no response.
Can you please help.
Thanks

recent by Viktor  ·  Mar 11 at 12:55 am
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user 3550 posted Jan 8 at 10:51 am
Hello ! I'm trying to draw curves on a mesh, I want the curves to "stick" to the surface and follow the shape of my mesh. I remember having done that with a previous verions of LWcad but I can't find the right settings in the snap to get the line tool to follow my background geometry anymore.

recent by pryzm  ·  Feb 10 at 10:09 pm
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user 1793 posted May 7 '19 at 7:34 pm
Hi

Does anyone have problems importing Dxf files? I'm saving out of Acad a 2d Dxf to use with LWcad 5.51, sometimes is works most of the time it doesn't.

Thanks

recent by pryzm  ·  Feb 10 at 10:06 pm
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Viktor posted Jan 4 at 1:12 am
Dear LWCAD Cinema 4D users.

I want to inform you about the status of LWCAD Cinema 4D for 2020.

LWCAD Cinema 4D is currently updated to version 2018.31 which is fully compatible with R20-R21.

You can download the latest version in http://www.lwcad.com/html/download/download.php

The new Mesh TR engine which is currently under development is specially designed for LightWave and Cine
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I've run into an issue while trying to edit a box made with Nurbs. Both the Offset Tool and simple Extrude aren't working for some reason. In the images below, I recreated a nurbs object similar to the one in the Ver 5 Nurbs introductory video. After rounding the edge, I was able to extrude and offset the surfaces without any problem. The middle box was made with the polygon option and it offset
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I'm not able to configure LWCAD menus in Lightwave 2019.1.5. I've manually installed plugins , but the menu configuration doesn't work. I've added a Youtube link below showing my attempt to configure. You can see that no menu items appear. Is there another way to display the plugins? I'm not able to use LWCAD at all. Thanks. Steve https://youtu.be/BO5Xap--Bww

recent by Lewis  ·  Jan 19 at 5:18 pm
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Hi again.

I'm having a great deal of fun using the patching tools, especially the network patch, but the one major limitation I keep running into is that it can only loft single segments. This is fine if all I'm lofting is simple curves or splines, but if I want to loft something more complicated such as a profile that has a straight line segment in it (see images below), then Patch will only
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Add drawing levels/elevations so when drafting on the selected level, things are place on that level. In pro arch programs, this is a given.
Or at least make the Z level, when changed to place a wall up to another level, keep that number instead of having to re-enter it every point.

More dimension abilities. Very important. Printable.

Dxf import scaling control would help.

Believ
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Viktor posted Jan 4 at 1:14 am
Dear LWCAD LightWave users.

First of all, I wish you all the best for 2020.

And I want to inform you about the status of LWCAD for LightWave.
The development is on schedule with a little delay and some adjustments.
But, you can expect the features to be delivered in 2020, as outlined in https://youtu.be/yQzudOrfXKk?t=2394 .
With the new MeshTR engine, you can look forward to many
recent by Viktor  ·  Jan 5 at 4:35 pm
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I am very sad to announce that the LWCAD 3ds Max version is officially terminated.

Main reason of the termination are very poor sales of the plugin.
Although the 3dsMax has the biggest user community, very small portion actually using purchased license.
Combined with AutoDesk's pricing policy (milking users), there is very little space for a small third-party developers to succeed with
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Robert Brown posted Dec 25 '19 at 4:45 pm
Another tool that 's missing is a LWCAD version of the Capsule tool. Having one would allow the creation of a nurbs object as well as the use of snapping.

Thanks

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When creating a polygonal Box or Cylinder/Cone, it would be great if there was a numeric panel option for adding uniform segments. At present the only way is to add them using LW's Bandsaw Pro, and that doesn't work on LWCAD's Cones.

Also, it would be useful if you could hold the Shift or Ctrl key to drag out uniform sized 1x1x1 objects.

Thanks

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Robert Brown posted Dec 25 '19 at 1:29 am
Hello

I would like to request the addition of a LWCAD version of the Lathe tool. Since Lightwaves native tool doesn't work on LWCAD curves, it is necessary to convert them to LW lines in order to do the revolving, and then only in polygons. Also LW's tool doesn't have the benefit of LWCAD's snapping and is hard to use at times.

I've come up with a work around where I draw a profile using
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pryzm posted Dec 18 '19 at 11:54 pm
It seems that with a spiral staircase greater than 360° the railings (or the curve associated with it) is not drawn greater that 360°. It draws the railing/curve evenly spaced between the top and bottom stairs but not the full length of the stairs.

recent by pryzm  ·  Dec 19 '19 at 12:10 am
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user 1764 posted Dec 17 '19 at 11:30 am
I just wondered if it's possible to get export for CAD formats like STP or IGS. It would be great to start something in LightWave, then move to another CAD program if I need a tool LWCad doesn't have.

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Brian Buxton posted Nov 14 '19 at 6:51 am
The current betas are not installing for R21 on systems without AVX ie older 2012 Mac Pros running either Windows or Mac Os.
It is a common issue affecting a lot of C4D plugins. Please set AVX to off and SSE2 to on.

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