LWCAD 4.0

System requirements Windows

  • LightWave 3D version 9.x-11.x
  • Minimum desktop resolution 1024*768
  • OS: Win2000, WinXP 32-64bit, Windows Vista 32-64bit, Windows 7 32-64bit


System requirements Macintosh

  • LightWave 3D version 9.x-11.x (Universal binary)
  • Minimum desktop resolution 1024*768
  • OS: OSX 10.5 Leopard or higher


What's new

Global changes

  • Full UV mapping support - UV mapping support applied into every polygonal based tool
  • Shape Library 2 - new version of Shape Library, 100% compatible with previous version
  • completely streamlined toolset - removed redundant tools and enlarged functionality of existing tools


Primitives (curve)

  • - new Real-time polygons slicing mode
  • - improved precision of curve boolean operations
  • - updated CUT mode
  • Line - two primitives in one (line,curve)
  • - line or curve is automatically closed when ADD or SUB mode
  • - updated close system
  • Rectangle - three primitive types in one (rectangle, shape lib1d, shape lib2d)
  • - new handle modes: center-corner-rotate
  • - new X-Y alignment OpenGL buttons
  • - new "default shape dimension" OpenGL button
  • - new "FIX dimensions" OpenGL button
  • - horizontal-vertical flip can be done directly with handles
  • - new pivot handle
  • Circle - handle modes: radius-diameter-3point-elliptic
  • Arc - handle modes: 3point-tangent-angle
  • - arc is automatically closed when ADD or SUB mode


Primitives (polygon)

  • - Updated Real-Time Polygon Booleans- updated to work correctly with UV maps
  • - new Surface pop-list option
  • - new UV map pop-list option
  • - new 2D OpenGL button
  • Polygon - new openGl gizmo points when merge mode
  • Box - two primitives in one (box,pyramid and LIB3D)
  • - new improvements from Rectangle tool
  • Cylinder - three primitives in one (cylinder,cone,tube)
  • - new handle modes: radius-diameter-3point-elliptic
  • Sphere - new handle modes: radius-diameter-3point-elliptic
  • Arc Section - new handle modes: 3point-tangent-angle
  • Pipe - replacement for Pipe and Handle tool
  • - shape type : square-circle
  • - rail mode : Line-Curve-Pipe
  • - updated close pipe system


UV Map

  • Rectangle UV - new UV mapping tool for real-time planar mapping


Convert

  • Make Triple, Make Quad, Make Convex - UV maps support


Clone

  • - Shape Library 2 support
  • - all clone tools can multiply scene objects and Shape Library 1D,2D and 3D objects
  • Vector Clone - replacement for Pat3d Vector tool
  • - "clone count" OpenGL buttons
  • - "fast clone OpenGL buttons for scene object
  • - OpenGL buttons for X-Y alignment
  • - updated FULL mode
  • - new gap distance option
  • Array Clone - replacement for Pat3d Polygon tool
  • - new "pol" mode when used on polygons in 3D viewport
  • - new drift X,Y options
  • - new "clone count" OpenGL buttons
  • - updated FULL mode
  • - new gap distance option
  • Spray Clone - replacement for Pat3d Spray tool
  • - new "pol" and "obj" mode when used on polygons-objects in 3D viewport
  • - new "per sq.unit" mode
  • - random scale and rotation
  • Radial Clone - new "clone count" OpenGL button
  • Rail Clone - automatic orientation mode


Edit

  • Fillet Chamfer - Fillet and Chamfer merged into a single tool
  • Trim,Bool,Knife Tool - UV maps support
  • Extrude - simplified version, only vector mode
  • DelCurSeg - simplified version, deletes only segments of a curve


Mass Edit

  • - UV maps support for every edit tool
  • Join,Explode,Reduce
  • Mass Round - improved result on problematic corners with non planar polygons
  • - improved patches types
  • Mass Offset - updated corner mode option
  • Mass Extrude - replacement for Thickness tool
  • - automatic extend mode


Fix & Analyze

  • Fix Polygons - UV maps support
  • Line Magnet - improved when used in orthogonal


ArchViz Basic

  • - UV mapping support
  • Wall - updated close system
  • Floor - new 2D-3D geometric mode
  • - new multi floor mode
  • - new OpenGL buttons


ArchViz Elements

  • - UV mapping support
  • WinDoor - replacement for Window and Door tools
  • - new improvements from Rectangle tool
  • Fence - custom height for fence and column elements
  • - new OpenGl button for snap to fence steps


Roofing

  • - UV maps support
  • - improved boolean algorithm
  • - new OpenGL buttons for roof type
  • Line Roof - new Line based roof tool
  • Rectangle Roof - Rectangle based roof tool
  • - new improvements from Rectangle tool
  • NGon Roof - replacement for Roof Pyramid
  • - new tip-edge mode


Stair

  • - UV maps support
  • - new OpenGl button for snap to steps
  • Line Stair - updated with new Line tool template
  • Rectanlgle Stair - updated with new Rectangle tool template
  • Spiral Stair - updated with new Angle tool template
  • Arc Stair - updated with new Arc tool template


Detail

  • Profiler - UV maps support
  • - 1D and 2D library support
  • - profile is UV mapped


Shape Library 2

  • - updated uniform sized thumbnail pictures in numeric panel
  • - infinite preview rows
  • - new wire frame perspective mode for 3D shapes
  • - UV maps support
  • - new fixed intervals
  • shape types update:
  • Shape 1D - new modes aligned and freeform
  • Shape 2D - new modes single and multiple
  • Shape 3D - new modes single, multiple and freeform
  • Window, Door - new fixed intervals along X,Y and Z axis
  • Fence, Column - new fixed intervals along X,Y and Z axis


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