LwCad for LightWave

General discussion about LwCad tools in LightWave 3D.

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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
recent by Viktor  ·  Jul 18 at 1:47 am
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I used to use this tool up to I believe version 5.1, but it has disappeared in the 5.2 update. I had assumed it had been incorporated into another tool as others have been, but I can't find out where or how it works now.

The on-line help menu makes no mention of it and the 5.2 new features video on YouTube stops short of addressing it. I did discover that the Line Clone Tool has options for a
recent by Andrew Webb  ·  Jul 16 at 5:22 pm
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Often I get DWG plans from architects which have a lot of overlapping lines, meaning lines that sit on top of each other but don't share the end points, one is longer than the other. Curvs to surf command gets confused by this and it doesn't produce a good polygonal model. How to deal with this issue prior to curvs to surf command. I can fix this individualy with trim or sometimes the bool comman
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I've noticed that when using the Shingle tool on roofs with concave slopes, like screengrab, the slope component of a roof does not show; it only works on convex roofs.

Would it be possible to allow the slope component to also work on concave slope joins please? Or have I missed something?

In my case, Classical Roman buildings would frequently have arcade roofs like this, and would have
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recent by Julian Baum  ·  Jul 6 at 9:34 pm
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Thomas Burbage posted Jun 25 at 7:57 pm
Viktor, was just curious as to whether you are thinking about the possibility of the Library supporting UVs for its stored shapes.

I guess I'm trying to get my head around how the Library can be leveraged e.g. in a game asset production workflow, where the alternative might be creating an ordinary on-disk library of pre-built meshes that are already UV unwrapped and then with the possibility
recent by Viktor  ·  Jul 6 at 5:02 pm
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Eric Hansen posted May 9 at 3:24 pm
New LWCad User here...

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
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Chris Spencer posted Jan 26 at 4:51 am
Hi All

I am trying to calculate the volume of a model and thought that AreaVolume would do that, but I get strange results.

For a sphere that is 100mm in diameter is gives me a result of 508819mm3 which is way off.

Am I doing something wrong?

recent by Chris Spencer  ·  Jan 27 at 1:07 am
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Terence Hampson posted Jan 26 at 1:36 am
It would be nice to be able to create wall styles. Revit and Architectural Desktop have had these for years.
Currently the wall command simply draws 2 lines in top view.
An example of a wall style would be a brick cavity wall complete with brick hatching. Another would be a timber framed wall with studs and separate linings for interior and exterior.
It would take the form of selecting t
recent by Viktor  ·  Jan 26 at 8:31 pm
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