LWCAD 2020 for LightWave is a top set of add-on modeling plugins for LightWave 3D. Core of this package contains a complete set of standard CAD tools with the most advanced osnap engine. It equips your favorite modeling program with the countless features normally available only in expensive CAD applications.
LWCAD 2020 for LightWave contains revolutionary features such as a real-time curve booleans or real-time polygons drilling which are absolutely unique in the industry, as well as a new set of archiviz tools which are specially designed for creating architecture. It allows users to create a complex building in a few minutes. These new features will push you into another modeling dimension.
With the new MeshTR engine, you can look forward to many new and updated tools.
NURBS curve 2
Latest version is fully compatible with previous curve types from LWCAD 4.5 and older
Older curve types are automatically converted when object is loaded
Lines and curve segments can be joined into a single poly-curve
Closed curves are supported
Smart mesh is a unified geometry system of polygons and NURBS surfaces
The basic idea of this system, is to connect polygons and nurbs surfaces into homogeneous objects
Polygons and surfaces are connected with shared edges which are defined by curves or lines
Level of detail of these shared edges are identical for both sides of connected surfaces or polygons
Smart selection system is incorporated into LWCAD since version 5.0
The purpose of this system, is to unify and simplify behavior of all LWCAD edit tools when using on smart mesh. LWCAD 2020 for LightWave uses the smart selection system in all tools listed in the Smart Edit section
It is based on selection handles which can also have adjustable parameters
Selection handles are created from geometry
Adjustable handles are created from geometry or as a combination of existing handles
LWCAD since version 2 contains a complete snap engine which is fully integrated into all of the LWCAD tools. Snap modes are adjustable through the "Snap Panel"
Universal Coordinate System, or UCS, allows you to create a user-defined adjustable workplane
BG Layers Snap allows you to snap to geometry in background layers
Polygon Slice: all curve primitives also have the ability to slice polygons. Tool must be applied by clicking on a polygon and then slice mode is enabled with pol button
Polygon Boolean: all polygon-based primitive tools can use real-time polygon Boolean. Polygonal Boolean operations preserve UV maps on objects
Curve Boolean: all curve primitive tools can use real-time curve Boolean functions. Boolean operations are calculated between objects created with tools and the rest of the scene geometry that lies on the same UCS workplane as the current tool. Boolean operations only work with LWCAD NURBS curves
NURBS Boolean: NURBS boolean is not available yet. It is planned feature for one of future releases. As a manual solution 'Add point' and 'Offset' functions can be used
New parametric tool for creating windows. Object can be created from curves, polygons or NURBS.
using new pop-up preset system for custom sizes and parameters
basic shapes types (rectangle, arch, triangle)
custom inner-outer framing and sill
custom edges and corners
Edge To Railing
New parametric tool for creating railings from selection on existing geometry.
using selection of curve segments, polygon edges or nurbs surface edges
using new pop-up preset system
railing is assembled from five optional layers : rails, sub-rails, posts, sub-posts and fillings
all profiles can be created with curves or extruded rectangle or circle profile.
New railing tool based on Line Tool.
New railing pop-preset, build railing presets from rail tools directly into stair object
polygons and NURBS mode are synchronized
new handles placement modes: Segment Ends, Corner Ends, Rail Ends
new mode for align profile to ground
new parameter show profile csys
Rect UV & Quad UV
New 'Rect UV Linked' parameter allows to enable-disable linking or rectangle size with UV map size.
Rectangle,Box,Windoor, Rect Roof, Rect Stair & Wall
new pop-up presets for size dimensions
new optional multi-blade mode, with pop-up presets for blades distances
LWCAD Trial Software Download
Test LWCAD before you make your purchasing decision.
In order to work properly, your copy of LWCAD 2020 for LightWave requires:
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