Annotating Layouts,

layout
annotation

#1

Hi Forum, so I work with a lot of drawings for interiors and fitted furniture, the PDF’s I create from layouts have a lot of dimensions, text, leaders etc. My drawings have different views, elevations, and sections. My question is this, is there a way to override annotations ‘hiding’ behind surfaces ? I seem to spend a lot of my time dragging text/dimensions so they can be seen in the layout space. I tend to use technical mode for my display option, tia :slight_smile:


(John Brock) #2

Try the “BringForward” command.


#3

John, many thanks, just tried on my Mac at home, guess it works just the same on Windows at the office :slight_smile:.
Does the command override clipping planes and section tools ?
Also are there any more commands hiding away which aide annotating layout drawings ?


(John Brock) #4

The tools aren’t that specific. They are BringForward, BringToFront, SendBackward, SendToBack.
All they do is fiddle with the order objects are drawn to the screen.


#5

thanks John, as they say, ‘everyday is a school day’ :slight_smile:


#6

John I’ve noticed today that when using section tools the annotations are still ‘hidden’, meaning I have to manually drag them to a point in model space where they will appear in the layout. Is there a way to override this and have text/dims/leaders disregard the clipped view ?


(John Brock) #7

It sounds like you have a work-around for V5.
Have you tried this in V6?


#8

I’ve not tried in the WIP V6, I’ve hardly had time to to try it, only been using Rhino on the windows side for a few months, have used Rhino for Mac for a few years. I really like the layout feature now in Rhino, but it’s the annotating that is slowing workflow down :frowning: . I’ve just done the drawings for over 50 kitchens, each is a 3 page PDF document, if annotating could be more efficient it would be a much richer experience :slight_smile:


(John Brock) #9

Development for V5 stopped some time ago.
No fixes will happen in V5, and you have figured out a work-around.

If the problem persists in V6, we can file a defect report and perhaps get it fixed.


#10

I might suggest annotating in layout space, you are then guaranteed annotations will be on top of model space geometry.

Sam


#11

Hi Sam, yes thats an option I’ve tried, its not ideal but gets me what I need, will play around with the V6 WIP next week and see what the results are. I may even persuade the money people in the finance office to purchase the V6 release at the early bird price :slight_smile: