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LWCAD 5

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LWCAD 5

The beginning of NURBS era in LightWave 3D

LWCAD 5 is a top set of add-on modeling plugins for LightWave 3D. The 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 5 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.

Features

NURBS curve 2
  • New standardized NURBS curve 2 with variable knot vector
  • Backward compatible with previous curve version
  • Improved precision of operations like division, interpolation, approximation...
  • Closed curve segments supported
Smart Mesh
  • New unified geometry system based on polygons and NURBS surfaces.
  • Shared edges between polygons and NURBS surfaces are defined by new curves.
  • Flat NURBS surface: flat NURBS polygon based on new NURBS curves, compatible with polygons.
  • NURBS surface: standard NURBS surface with 2,3, or 4 edges, open-closed along U or V direction.
Smart Selection
  • New in-built selection system
  • Fully integrated into smart edit tools
Smart Edit
  • Minimalistic set of editing tools
  • Complete set of editing operations compressed into few tools
  • Works with smart mesh and NURBS curves
Multilingual support
All menu items, panels and messages are translated into: German, French,Italian and Japan languages
Automatic installer
Professional installation, LWCAD 5 is set up automatically for specified LightWave

New Tools and Updates

Primitives
  • All curve primitive tools supports curve 2
  • All polygonal primitive tools supports polygons and NURBS surfaces
  • Point Tool - updated to divide curves and Smart Mesh
  • Line Tool - updated to support interpolated curve
Convert
  • Curs To Surfs - converts curves 2 to polygons or flat NURBS surfaces
  • Surf To Curs - converts Smart Mesh to curves
  • Quads To NURBS - converts quad polygons to NURBS surfaces
  • Freeze NURBS - converts NURBS surfaces to polygons
Modify & Clone
  • All modify and clone tools updated to work with Smart Mesh and curves 2
  • Drag & Weight - updated to drag Smart Mesh and curves2 points weights and edges
Edit
  • Join,Explode,Reduce works with curves 2 and Smart Mesh
  • Loft - new skinning tool, creates blended surfaces between curves 2 and Smart Mesh
  • Patch - new patch tool, creates NURBS partches on curves 2 and Smart Mesh
  • Offset - new offset tool, updated from Offset tool and Mass Offset
  • Fillet - new tool for rounding curves corners and Smart Mest edges
  • Fillet - supports fillet,chamfer and blend operation
  • Divide - new tool for dividing curves 2 and Smart Mesh
Snapping
  • all snap modes are updated to work also on curves 2 and Smart Mesh
  • NEAR - disabled pol snap on ucs in perspective viewport
  • INT - intersections between polygons edges, curves, lines, axis and projections
  • UCS grid - vew visualization of grid snap event
  • UCS grid - works on pol edges, curves, constraints,axis and projections
  • UCS grid - visualize ruler on ucs axis
  • RULER - works on curve segments, pol edges and nurbs surface edges
  • PROJ - visualize all nearest and possible projections
  • AUTO UCS - new intuitive automatic mode, aligned into left corner

Installation Requirements

In order to work properly, your copy of LWCAD 5 requires :
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