LWCAD 4.5

System requirements Windows

  • LightWave 3D version 9.x-11.x
  • Recommended desktop resolution 1920*1080
  • 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)
  • Recommended desktop resolution 1920*1080
  • OS: OSX 10.5 Leopard or higher


What's new

Global Changes

  • Shape Instances - new geometric element in Modelr which points to existing object in Shape Library
  • - instance can be included into existing archviz objects stored in library
  • Shape Library 3 - completely streamlined process of adding shapes into library
  • - new element and furniture shape type
  • - fence shape updated with pattern interval parameter
  • - fence shape updated with start-end border and ground parameter
  • - window and door shapes updated with front wall and front-back wall subtype parameters
  • - default shape library updated with tons of new windows, doors, fences, columns, gates, elements and furniture


New Tools

  • Element tool - creates single and double pivoted element objects
  • Furniture tool - new tool for fast interior modeling
  • ShpInst Manager - new tool for shape instances management
  • Freeze ShpInst - new command for conversion shape instances into polygons


Updated Tools

  • WinDoor - new interactive wall grid helps precisely place windows and doors on the wall
  • - new corner mode for creating corner windows
  • - new wall drill modes, drill distance can be automatic, manual or disabled
  • - new layer system, each layer can use different window or door shape, offset and rotate
  • Fence - new preset system, remembers set of used fences and column with custom height
  • - switching between active shapes directly in viewport
  • - height parameters adjustable in viewport
  • - updated fence shape
  • Shingles - updated preset system, easier shingle replacement
  • - shingle list visible in viewport


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