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ranman
09-27-2006, 11:32 AM
What formats will Modeler import as far as objects

lunarcamel
09-27-2006, 11:36 AM
For serious CAD conversion you will need an application like Deep Exploration to do the conversions as LW's import/export is limited in that respect.

Native import options and free plugins can get you the following formats: OBJ, 3DS, STL

moc
09-28-2006, 12:55 AM
and also....dxf.....& dotxsi.......

T-Light
09-28-2006, 01:24 AM
Isn't the dxf importer only 2D though?

If it's any help, LWCad 2 (modeler plugin) can import 3D dxf's but I'm not sure of it's compatability range. Have a look here for info.
http://www.wtools3d.com/

moc
09-28-2006, 01:31 AM
Isn't the dxf importer only 2D though?

If it's any help, LWCad 2 (modeler plugin) can import 3D dxf's but I'm not sure of it's compatability range. Have a look here for info.
http://www.wtools3d.com/

yes.....LW can import and export 3d dxf for without plugin hlep....

*Pete*
09-28-2006, 01:50 AM
no.....LW can import and export 3d dxf for without plugin hlep....


if i remember correctly, the .DXF should be in a specific format, such as "dfx version 12" or similiar.

does anyone know how well Sketchup will import .dfx for converting to .Lwo?

T-Light
09-28-2006, 02:15 AM
moc -

no.....LW can import and export 3d dxf for without plugin hlep....
Are you talking about standard dxf or CAD dxf? I've imported supposedly 3D cad dxf's before and it's imported 2d plans instead.
*Pete*

if i remember correctly, the .DXF should be in a specific format, such as "dfx version 12" or similiar.
Maybe that was the problem.

At the end of the day, I'm guessing something was amiss with LW's dxf importer as the archi guys wouldn't have been so chuffed when LWCad2 was announced with CAD specific dxf import.

Nicolas Jordan
09-28-2006, 01:20 PM
I use AccuTrans 3D. It's an amazing program and is the best importer exporter for 3D file formats that I have come across. You can download the Trial at http://www.micromouse.ca

If you save a CAD file as a dxf it can open it and convert it to Lightwave, Maya and a host of other file formats.