View Full Version : DWG support for LIGHTWAVE possible?

05-18-2004, 02:40 AM
I just wanted to know how hard would DWG support be for lightwave.
3ds has the advantage of this simple import feature and would love LW to have it..
is it a royalty issue?
I read there was an open dwg movement happening that many cad apps were adopting.

05-18-2004, 04:02 AM
Hi Ade,
I was actually looking into it, and it seems that open DWG wants some hefty licensing fees for commercial usage.
Using their library for an open-source loader/saver would be free, but is quite a huge task.


05-20-2004, 02:02 PM
Isn't it amazing, the world cops onto using dwg and then they want a lot of bucks to let us import it directly into other software. Adobe must have paid a bundle for dwg import into Illustrator. I guess I will continue to run the autocad/illustrator/lightwave gauntlet for a while yet. mokba