LwCad for LightWave

General discussion about LwCad tools in LightWave 3D.

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Viktor posted Mar 20 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 at 8:07 am
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Scott posted Apr 30 at 9:57 pm
Minor issue trying to close off the endcap of the object tried Patch did not work or at least I could get it to work




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recent by Viktor  ·  May 15 at 1:05 pm
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Scott posted May 8 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 at 11:16 pm
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user 1991 posted Nov 10 at 5:53 pm
I’m trying to use the Pipe tool in LWCAD 2018 on LW3D 2018.7 and the MakeUV Box in the Pipe tool is always disabled. How do I use this option? The help videos skip over this option.

Erich

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Peter Thiersch posted Oct 25 at 4:23 pm
LWcad 2018 for LightWave (on LW 2015.3 / 64)

Make a NURBS sphere (8 polys)
Save the Object
Close Object
Open the Sphere.lwo again
Select polys (now you count 16 Polys)
after every file-saving the count of polys is doubling

I have realized that after several file saves :
a small nurbs object suddenly had thousends of polys
8-)

OK, I can use the tool " join curves" ..
but oft
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What is the best way to preserve the sets of objects(doors, windows, categories) stored into the library from version to version. Or in case there is a reinstall neccessary to a different computer, how can the library file be found and transferred to the new version, computer, install, ect. I am using 5.51, I think the last version before 2018...

recent by Viktor  ·  Sep 4 at 4:30 pm
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I can't find road / lines and Crosswalks , but no roads tool. Only the two options under infrastructure.
What am i missing...help says it should be there but it isn't.
Any help would be appreciated. Its the same for Lightwave 2015.3 and 2018...
Thank you
Gary



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recent by Gary Barringer  ·  Jul 3 at 7:06 pm
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i found that the modern shingles are too large (around 600 mm compared to a more standard size between 400-450 mm). how can i edit the "d3d" files? how is the "allow resizing" feature in LWCAD working? i seem not to be able to resize the scale of the preset shingles.

recent by 3dworks  ·  Jun 25 at 11:52 am
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When I export LWCAD 2018 obj's format from LW2018.4, the surface/part names look like this:

g (k:"Right_Wall"_c:"Wtools3D_2018"
usemtl (k:"Right_Wall"_c:"Wtools3D_2018"

Since I don't have a drive "k", I'm assuming this is coming from the LWCAD plugin. Is there a quick fix (I'd rather see "Right_Wall"?

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Hi Victor,
I have a question about profiler and engraver tools.
I use them very intensively with custom profiles, in past relases were possible to keep the "origina size" of the profile with a very useful button.
Is in yours devenlope program to bring back that useful function or there is an "hidden" shortcut to obtain the same result in present relase?

Thanks in advance!!

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John Marchant posted Jun 1 at 8:12 pm


I am trying to understand the Knife tool. I asked for a feature from Viktor for a tool that did more than one cut. I can see that it has 10 lines as specified and the distance between each is specified, but it still only make the one cut. I'm trying to get it to make all the cuts, or is this not what i thought the tool would be.


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recent by user 2343  ·  Jun 11 at 9:53 pm
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Mash3d posted Jun 10 at 7:46 pm
Hi, I'm using LWcad 5.5 and LW 2015.3. I'm using the shingle tool and when I click on another preset from the library the shingle is not changing. This is even after getting out of the tool, starting fresh and choosing a new preset before I apply the tool.
I've checked the preset path and its good. The preview of the shingle is there. The only odd thing is when I click on another preset a smal
recent by Viktor  ·  Jun 11 at 9:51 pm
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