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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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It would be awesome if LWCAD could somehow deal with .stp curves. Right now, to use CAD data in Lightwave it has to be converted to mesh and often we get errors in smoothing, flipping polys or geometry missing. Being able to use the nurbs curves would be a dream come true.

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Simon Smalley posted Mar 18 at 10:53 pm
It would be great if LWCAD could feature a nice bend tool. The native lw bend gets bad results and is not easy to use.

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In your website you say LWCAD is coming to all major 3D apps. Does that include Maya, or preferably in my case, Modo, at some point?

I am currently on LWCAD 4, but if I upgrade to LWCAD 5, will there be another purchase/upgrade to LWCAD for other host apps or is LWCAD 5 considered a "one license for all" ?

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Hi

When you go to change the step height of any of the 4 stair tools in the numeric panel it won't work. The height adjustment line just disappears and the numeric value's won't change.

Steps

Create stairs using the line stair tool
Adjust the height of the stairs in the right viewport using the orange line
Now click n on the keyboard
Try adjusting the step height in the numeric pane
recent by Viktor  ·  Mar 11 at 12:08 am
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It was already the case with LWcad previous releases when snapping features:
LW cad actually sees hidden geometries (in active layer or background).
With V5 and following and the new selection system this problem becomes really unworkable around, eg:
ctrl click empty space on screen selects all geometry, even what is hidden; when working on an heavy layer/object this turns into a nightm
recent by Viktor  ·  Mar 11 at 12:05 am
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Tim Parsons posted Jan 26 at 2:56 am
It would be really nice if LWCad had dimensioning capabilities much like Solidworks or Inventor. Create a model and then dimension it and save out a DWG or even just a PDF and be able to print it on a big plotter/printer. Yeah that would be cool.

recent by Tim Parsons  ·  Mar 9 at 4:05 am
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Tim Parsons posted Mar 9 at 4:04 am
Viktor please go here: http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?152975-LWCad-5-2-snap-move-question to check out an issue with move snap in 5.2. Everything you need is in that link. I like the clone feature of the new move snap but it just won't move geometry as effectively as 4.51. Please consider some adjustments to the tool. Thanks.

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When you use the move snap tool with cloning, you can't adjust the height of the clone.

Steps

Create a box with the box tool
Us the move snap tool
Press "n" on the keyboard to open the numeric panel
Turn on cloning
Clone your object going down from the top viewport
Now go over to the Right viewport
Try clicking on the handle to make your clones go upwards or step
The
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It would be sweet if several of LWCads tools could do similar boolean functions as Hard ops plugin does for Belender. Maybe it could be a standalone seperate tool. Based on several of the modelling tools from lwcad?

It seems like at least several of similar functions are comparable. Maybe just needs more live style boolean tools? As well as more edge rounding tools. For any type of edges?
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user 99 posted Jan 24 at 5:31 pm
Hi,

It would be great to have a rope / chain tool with non-destructive workflow.

It should come with some preset models of ropes / chains, but as LWCad allows, create our own too.

For ropes, it could be interesting to be able to specify the number of strands and bundles, rotation, ...

Greetings,
Sigurd

recent by Tony Prohl  ·  Jan 29 at 4:03 pm
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user 121 posted Jan 25 at 2:58 pm
Hi,
Is there a way for the Round tool to behave like the Rounder tool from Lightwave when the "OGL poly" option is activated ?
It creates a liitle bevel on the rounded polygons, so that reflections look accurate when rendering.
Thx !

recent by Viktor  ·  Jan 28 at 1:32 pm
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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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