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mathewo
06-19-2012, 04:20 AM
Hi guys,

I'm new to lightwave and am trying to snap a point to a point on another object in a different layer. Any tips?

I've tried to look around the forum for an answer but I couldn't find anything that worked for me.

Lewis
06-19-2012, 04:40 AM
LWModeler don't have object snapping (sadly) but you can use 3rd party plugins to do that. Try with free Pictrix SP_move - http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pictrix.jp%2Flw%2FSp_ Move%2Findex.html&langpair=ja|en&hl=en&ie=UTF8 (32bit only)

prometheus
06-19-2012, 04:49 AM
otherwise with Lw cad, in snap panel use Bg layers snap, and use the Cad edit/Drag & weight.

Michael

Lewis
06-19-2012, 04:58 AM
otherwise with Lw cad, in snap panel use Bg layers snap, and use the Cad edit/Drag & weight.

Michael

hehe yeah, but let's not forget 299$ if he wants to use LWCAD as an option ;).

prometheus
06-19-2012, 05:01 AM
hehe yeah, but let's not forget 299$ if he wants to use LWCAD as an option ;).

Lol..Im sure the pricing is mentioned on the site, He canīt miss it:)

Michael

mathewo
06-19-2012, 05:43 AM
Thanks for the answers guys, I think I can try out both suggestions actually as it seems my co-worker has already sorted out lw cad :)

prometheus
06-19-2012, 05:46 AM
Thanks for the answers guys, I think I can try out both suggestions actually as it seems my co-worker has already sorted out lw cad :)

Great!

Ps...
Thereīs more tools in LW-CAD:)

Danner
06-19-2012, 08:54 AM
There is the Drag Snap command in Modeler (shift G).

Doesn't work across layers tho.

PetGerbil
06-19-2012, 10:49 AM
DF_Weld,

It lets you select two points on different layers,try and weld them,realize it can't as they are on separate layers, so it moves the first point to the second.

http://www.lwplugindb.com/Plugin.aspx?id=901514ad

gerry_g
06-19-2012, 12:56 PM
Select the entire object you want to move activate drag snap and set it to all then select the second layer with Control held down so both are now active then drag snap your object by selecting a point and snap it to the second object