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This request is about 2D work. I’m not expecting 3D versions of dynamic section symbols, drawing labels, etc. (would be cool though).[/quote] [quote=“arail, post:13, topic:7788”]
And, as a side note, Rhino is known as a 3D modeler and it’s why I originally purchased a license but it’s also fantastic for 2D drafting.[/quote]
Yeah, well, that’s the point. I use Rhino all the time for vector drawing but Rhino is 3D and so is every line you draw. The differentiation of 2D and 3D line types of AutoCAD is like a piece left over from the age of dinosaurs.
I don’t know about text orientation since I don’t use rhino layouts at all, but rotation, scale and mirror (reverse direction) is what can easily be done with the Gumball. You “just” need to make some of the sub objects indifferent to overall scale and rotation and you could extend the section line just as in AutoCAD.
Another approach to this would be selectable Line/Curve sub objects in blocks or groups. So you could just select the header or footer and drag it to extend the line or mirror it.
That said, I think what @jeff_hammond said is much more to the task. I mean, it’s nice to have some history working on dimensions and annotation to update the positions, but the control over how they update is pretty much unusable for architectural drawing. Section annotations are basically special cases of annotations and dimensions. I don’t know about AutoCAD, but Revit section symbols are actually controls that define a section view. They just happen to be printable in the 2D views. Anyway, the way you can define your own annotation symbol and dynamically link it to objects is way beyond Rhinos current capabilities. Would be nice to see some improvement there.