LwCad for LightWave

General discussion about LwCad tools in LightWave 3D.

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.

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

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.

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
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  ·  Jul 19 '19 at 9:37 pm
Mike Green posted Jul 9 '19 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 '19 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 '19 at 3:42 pm
Lewis posted Mar 21 '19 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 '19 at 3:52 pm
Thomas Burbage posted Mar 23 '19 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 '19 at 1:09 am
user 605 posted Feb 19 '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.

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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