LWCAD 3.0

Release date

  • September 3rd, 2008


System requirements

  • LightWave 3D version 9.x
  • Minimum desktop resolution 1024*768
  • Recommended desktop resolution 1280*1024
  • OS: Win2000, WinXP, WinXP-64, Windows Vista 32-64bit, MAC OSX, MAC UB


What's new

Global changes

  • LightWave 9.5 compatibility
  • Windows vista compatibility
  • Nurbs curves - raised limit to 1024 points per segment
  • UCS - new univesal coordinate system applied globaly into all tools, enables to work in custom defined plane.
  • It operates with 3 modes :
  • UCS off - disable ucs
  • UCS auto - ucs is defined by first tool click, recignized from polygons or curves
  • UCS fixed - ucs from previous event, can be set by ucs tool
  • Snap changes:
  • AXIS snap - to ucs lines
  • ANGLE snap - custom angle
  • GRID snap - ucs grid
  • Constraint - chain tools, make constraint for middle handles
  • Real-time 3D booleans - works with all 3d primitive tools
  • Refined curve offset algorithm


New tools

  • UCS face - defines ucs plane on polygon faces
  • UCS edge - defines ucs plane on polygon edges and corners
  • Point - creates points, add points into polygons, curves and divides curves
  • Box - creates polygonal boxes, derived from Rectangle tool
  • Box3p - creates polygonal boxes, derived from Rec3p tool
  • Cylinder - creates polygonal cylinder, derived from circle tool
  • Pyramid - creates polygonal pyramid object
  • Tube - creates polygonal cylinder with hole, derived from circle tool
  • PLine - creates a chain of two point polygons, with slice polygons option.
  • Pattern 3D - creates custom 3D polygonal objects, uses shape library 3D
  • Pat3d Vector - clones pattern 3d shape along the vector
  • Pat3d Polygon - clones pattern 3d shape on the polygon surface
  • Radial Clone - clones objects along the axis
  • Bool tool - universal boolean tool for curves and polygons
  • Knife Tool - knife tool for polygons and curves
  • UCS Magnet - fix tool for projecting points into defined UCS plane
  • Line Magnet - fix tool for projecting points into defined line
  • Nail - help tool for mounting objects on walls with defined offset
  • Handle - crates handles
  • Pipe - creates pipes with rounded joints
  • Roof Pyramid - creates pyramid roofs with booleans


Modified tools

  • Arc tool - updated with angle mode
  • Circle - operates in three new modes : radius, diameter, 3 point
  • Ellipse - ellipse rotation enabled
  • Rectangle - center handle added
  • Rec3p - two side handles added
  • Pattern 1d - operate in 2d-3d mode
  • Pattern 2d - operate in 2d-3d mode
  • Vector Clone - new segment-full mode
  • Array Clone - new segment-full mode
  • Mirror - center handle added
  • Join - operates with curves and polygon
  • Explode - operates with curves and polygon
  • Del Segment - operates with curve segments and polygons
  • Trim - operates with curves and polygon
  • Extrude - works in two modes free and perpendicular
  • Wall tool - new center mode
  • Window-Door - modified offset mode, adjustable also with handle in viewport
  • Roof tool - revised numeric panel options, new half side mode, new boolean mode
  • add to lib 3D- supports shape library 3D for Pattern 3D tools


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