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?



user 1793 posted May 5 '19 at 6:40 pm

Does anyone have problems importing Dxf files? I'm saving out of Acad a 2d Dxf to use with LWcad 5.51, sometimes is works most of the time it doesn't.


Trey posted Apr 24 '19 at 7:50 pm
Using LW 2018.0.7 win 64 on Windows 10 with LWCAD 2018.1

Unless I'm doing something wrong, it seems railings when set to spline or curve the inner (sub posts) do not smooth the same as the top and bottom rails. So they do not connect properly.

I'm hoping I'm just doing something wrong...as this would be great if it worked properly. Loving all the options here.

Also the railing see
Trey posted Apr 24 '19 at 7:33 pm
I think it would be very helpful to have on the SILL dialog section and checkbox for INSIDE and OUTSIDE. I know most commercial buildings will not have an outside sill but may have an inside sill. Giving them both their respective surfaces (as requested in another post) would be ideal.

Window Sill-In

Window Sill-Out

Otherwise I will use the window tool without a sill and have to c
Trey posted Apr 24 '19 at 7:24 pm
It would be great if the SILL that was created had it's own surface by default. Currently it's the glass, and frame. Good thing is it comes unwelded so you can pick a piece and select connected. But once things are setup in my model (surface wise) would be great if this just came in correct as I draw them out. With their own surface.

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.

user 1764 posted Dec 26 '18 at 6:30 am
I've been using LWCad almost since the first version. This has been a problem since the Round tool was first created. When using it on oddly shaped intersections the corner part gets deleted. In the case below entire edges also get deleted. This leads to a lot of work to fix the problems.

recent by Viktor  ·  Dec 29 '18 at 3:42 pm
Andrew Webb posted Dec 12 '18 at 11:05 am
It would be nice if LWCAD had a bend tool.

The current LW bend tool is hopless.

In addition it would be great if you could choose to adjust the bend to be parabolic in shape and possible some fall off?



recent by Viktor  ·  Dec 29 '18 at 3:38 pm
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
Robert Brown posted Dec 8 '18 at 5:33 pm

I was attempting to create a complex Nurbs polygon using the Curvs To Surf tool but couldn't get it to work like it was demonstrated in the LWCAD 5 NURBS introduction video. I recreated a similar set a curves, but for some reason it is not making holes in the surface created even though I have make holes button checked.

Here is a screen grab of the Youtube video:

And a sc
recent by Viktor  ·  Dec 29 '18 at 3:00 pm
user 1764 posted Dec 6 '18 at 8:51 pm
I'm using LWCad 5.2 in LightWave 2018.4 trying to build a house. I've built the outer walls with the Wall tool, that's fine. But when I try to build the inner walls the polygons disappear every time it intersects a wall. The ends are fine but any polygon that touches another polygon disappears.I've tried messing with any option I can find. Add, Subtract, etc. I've never had this problem before.

recent by Viktor  ·  Dec 8 '18 at 3:26 pm
user 1991 posted Nov 10 '18 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.


Peter Thiersch posted Oct 25 '18 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

OK, I can use the tool " join curves" ..
but oft
user 646 posted Sep 21 '18 at 4:01 pm
There is still a high polycount having installed lightwave11.06

maybe im doing something wrong

Unspacey posted Aug 27 '18 at 12:40 am
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 '18 at 4:30 pm
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