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 Boris Goreta  ·  Apr 14 at 1:36 am
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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.

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pryzm posted Jan 31 at 3:34 pm
This might be hard to explain, but here goes.

Using the Box command (other commands do this now as well), after drawing the first box it used to be (v4, v5?) that when I would right click, it would finish the tool and be able to start the next box at the same height (or depth, or width depending on in which view port I started) location as the previous box. Now, it starts the box at the origi
recent by Viktor  ·  Apr 2 at 11:43 pm
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So I went through all the lightwave cad 5 videos a few times and I still can't figure out how to make a simple patch. Lofting was easy enough but I feel it doesn't give quite the amount of control I need. In one video I see a grid of splines already made ( I guess with the line tool?) and then I see patches begin drawn easily. . . I don't understand how the splines were connected in order to make
recent by Viktor  ·  Mar 14 at 11:03 am
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Jose Burgos posted Feb 1 at 10:03 pm
I draw out points as I used to do but all I get is a box or polygonal shape, no arc. If I add an object and then use Arc but turn on slice or add or intersect, it then becomes an Arc.
What am I doing wrong?

recent by Viktor  ·  Mar 14 at 10:48 am
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Boris Goreta posted Jan 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 Viktor  ·  Jan 27 at 10:14 am
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LWCAD 5.5 ROAD LINE crashes on 2015.3 and 2018
not when using straight line tool, but when set to spline or curve mode.
Works with a straight line option.
Just started playing with cross walk and it crashed also when playing with sizing parameters.
Tried unistalling from 2015 and 2018. Reboot, then installed 2018 only..still crashed.
Tried installing 2015..same still crashes.
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Lewis posted Nov 28 '17 at 10:15 pm
Hi,

Is there some compatibility issues between presets of LWCAD 3.x, 4.x and 5.x ?

I have some older files/presets for Shingles and Fences from LWCAD 4.x (or it's 3.x can't say for sure) and i copied all the *.s3d files inside LWCAD presets folders with their corresponding folder with rest of presets but LWCAD don't see any of them, it lists just default presets and nothing else.

Is t
recent by user 1329  ·  Dec 1 '17 at 5:56 pm
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user 646 posted Nov 29 '17 at 8:30 pm
Hi I would like to know how the curved roofs where done on the bulding at the start of the lwcad.com website cant find it on my laptop but it shows on my kindle it is on a page advertising the lwacd bundle I am curious if this was done in lightwave

recent by Viktor  ·  Dec 1 '17 at 5:25 pm
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Hi All ,
i am still using Lightwave 11.5 and have a licensed Copy of LwCad v 4.5
i want to install LWCAD 4.5 but i cant find the Installer anymore the link from the Purchase Email is broken and i have no Money to either upgrade Lightwave or LWCAD.

Is there any Chance to get a working version of LWCAD 4.5

thanks in advantage and HAPPY SUNDAY

recent by Miro  ·  Nov 6 '17 at 7:31 am
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Julian Baum posted Nov 3 '17 at 6:57 pm
Maybe I'm not getting how this works, and I'll admit I miss the simplicity and reliability of the old Vector Clone tool.

The thing I have the biggest problem with is cloning an object in the scene, but finding that I cannot adjust what face and point on the object I need to have aligned with the line. The fixed point where an object is cloned to the line is the centre of the bottom edge of t
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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
recent by Viktor  ·  Oct 8 '17 at 9:57 pm
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