LwCad for LightWave

General discussion about LwCad tools in LightWave 3D.

Viktor posted Mar 20 '18 at 12:47 pm
This thread is for public discussion about the current beta phase LWCAD 2018 LightWave.
It will be updated during the beta phase with more information!

Working list of new features for LWCAD 2018

Before you begin to test, check out this LWCAD 2018 exam video:

recent by Lewis  ·  Jun 2 '18 at 8:07 am
Scott posted May 8 '18 at 2:37 pm
another problem I am unable to boolean any LWCad Primitives...what is going on wit this plugin...it 100% not use able for me. as mentioned I have never gotten LWCAD to work properly since version 5.


recent by Viktor  ·  May 8 '18 at 11:16 pm
I've been tracing out a background CAD mesh with Line tool (normally using a combination of Line and Spline).

When I hit the Curves to Surface to convert the shape to a polygon, half the time nothing is made and my drawn curves are gone. I used to think I didn't connect lines enough, but I have my Snap Panel set to only Points.

I've seen this happen on both my Mac & Win machine in LW
recent by user 1378  ·  1 day ago at 9:37 pm
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 Viktor  ·  Jul 12 at 11:19 am
Mike Green posted Jul 9 at 4:45 am

I have just upgraded to LWcad 2018, and I can't seem to get walls working with the LW grid snap option in snapping. It works with the fixed UCS grid setting but not the LW grid option, which I prefer as it adapts to my zoom level. Anyone notice this?



Carlos Caldeira posted Mar 26 at 11:57 pm
Olá Viktor antes de tudo peço desculpas pela minha ignorância, pude ver o novo vídeo sobre o LWCad 2019, como não entendo inglês perfeitamente então gostaria de saber se essa versão pode ser baixada em algum lugar?

Ou ainda não está disponível para download?

recent by user 1991  ·  Apr 1 at 3:42 pm
Lewis posted Mar 21 at 10:10 am

Is there a shortcut or maybe possibility of mouse/key combos which would invoke "close" command on Line tool ?

I often draw lines on top of Arch-Viz blueprints and i would like mouse/key combination for that "close" line tool.

RMB is nice for finishing current line and starting new one but i also need "close" button to have shortcut so that i don't need to go to numeric panel all
recent by Lewis  ·  Mar 26 at 3:52 pm
Thomas Burbage posted Mar 23 at 9:10 pm
Hi Viktor,

Thanks for the roadmap video for LWCAD for LW. I'm glad at least some developers are willing to share their development direction

I just wanted to ask about booleans as they relate to NURBS surfaces again as I didn't see mention of that topic in your video.


recent by Viktor  ·  Mar 26 at 1:09 am
user 605 posted Feb 19 at 9:24 pm
Is there any possibility of a pivot displacement and rotation in the element tool? I made a standard steel library, since once the element is drawed you can move the pivots without deforming the shape, works very well for a non destructive architectural design process. Also helps a lot when you send the model to Rhino for documenting 2d. With a few adjustment lwcad could perfectly fill the gap be
Boris Goreta posted Jan 18 '18 at 9:38 am
When using clone to line on a line that is in the background layer LWCAD lays out clones only on the first segment of that line. If the line is in multiple segments ( Joined ) LWCAD does not use the whole line.

recent by user 1178  ·  Feb 19 at 11:51 am
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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