LwCad for LightWave

General discussion about LwCad tools in LightWave 3D.

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Scott posted Oct 12 '19 at 11:01 pm
Hi Viktor

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recent by Viktor  ·  Oct 13 '19 at 10:35 pm
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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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AhIayYV2Uw


recent by Lewis  ·  Jun 2 '18 at 8:07 am
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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.

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recent by Viktor  ·  May 8 '18 at 11:16 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.
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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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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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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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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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Carlos Caldeira posted Nov 13 '19 at 8:04 am
1_Predictions for LWCad will start working with multiple Layers.

2_Predictions for LWCad will start working with LW Symmetry or create your own and more intelligent symmetry working with all axis (XYZ).

3_When we can control the curves on all axes.

Thanks Viktor.

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user 646 posted Nov 7 '19 at 10:14 pm
I am using lwcad 2018.3 and lightwave 2019.1.4 and I can save a window design to archviz and it appears in the library but then when I close it and then re- open it is not saved can someone help me on where im going wrong

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user 605 posted Nov 5 '19 at 6:01 pm
Is possible to have tool that covers all common shapes of beams (IPE, HEB, UPN, rectangle, reticulated, etc) in a parametric manner and save the preset?(like the new windows tool or railing tool)?. Would be nice if is possible to draw it like the pipe tool.

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Mark Whitney posted Oct 7 '19 at 11:48 pm
I've always had issues using the Smart selection tool so hope someone can set me straight. With the new release, I'd really like to get a handle on some things.

I've watched the vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZBinS5QLaE
any number of times and I'm able to select edges OK, but when I try to deselect just one by clicking as Viktor shows, they all deselect. I've tried various key combo
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