Could VA object properties (maybe together with section and parameters) move from the Rhino’s Properties panel to their own dedicated panel? (such as Levels and Sections have their own)
It is probably the most common thing to click on an object and display/modify its properties.
The inconvenience with those sub-panels being stored inside the Properties Panel is shown in the video.
In VisualARQ it is impossible to jump between different types of objects and keep desired “custom” (Wall, Window, Furniture, etc.) sub-panel open.
- Generally, in Rhino if you click on an object, and open Properties sub-panel (for example Texture Mapping), selected sub-panel will be opened as long as you keep clicking on objects for which this kind of feature is available.
So, for example, you can click on some polysurfaces, extrusions or meshes and keep Texture Mapping sub-panel opened, but as soon as you click on a curve, sub-panel switches to “object” because there is no Texture Mapping for curves, if you click again on a polysurface it will display “object”.
In Revit, this kind of Properties panel can be visible all the time, without any extra clicks.
- As you can see in the videos, my Properties panel is a bit bloated with sub-panel icons. I already described that desired sub-panels don’t open automatically. Fact that VA icons shuffle their position is making things a bit worse.
Maybe it is a “papercut” type of problem but I wanted to share my thoughts on this.