BoxEdit sidebar not activated

I have a sidebar window that is Dedicated to BoxEdit. When I start with a new document and draw some curves, BoxEdit does not recognize until I click on the icon. If the only item in the sidebar is the BoxEdit , should it not activate on its own when I select an item? Once I activate it, BoxEdit properly displays any following geometry, but fails on the first go. This seems not to fall in line with other sidebar menu items.

I setup my right side Inspector panels the same way with BoxEdit in one and everything else in the other.
So far I can not duplicate the problem.
I’m running an in-house build of V6.26 in Catalina 10.15.4.

What’s your setup?
Posting the results of SystemInfo is a good overview of your setup.


Thanks John for the reply.

Here is the System info. Just updated with the latest build this morning and the problem persists. (Version 6 (6.26.20136.04182, 2020-05-15)

This problem is not present the WIP.
Is there a Pref file I could trash that may fix it?

Rhino 6 SR26 2020-5-15 (Public Build, 6.26.20136.04182, Git hash:master @ 7c7f61e88a1989ad97086a0d93df43ecdd9eee3a)
License type: Commercial, build 2020-05-15
License details: Cloud Zoo. In use by: Jason Bartley ()

Apple Intel 64-bit macOS Version 10.15.4 (Build 19E287) (Physical RAM: 32Gb)
Mac Model Identifier: MacBookPro15,1
Machine name: Jason’s MacBook Pro
Language: en-US (MacOS default)

AMD Radeon Pro 560X OpenGL Engine (OpenGL ver:4.1 ATI-3.8.24)

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Height

Vendor Name: ATI Technologies Inc.
Render version: 4.1
Shading Language: 4.10
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: n/a
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 4 GB
Graphics: Radeon Pro 560X
Displays: LG Ultra HD (284dpi 2x), Color LCD (258dpi 2x)

Graphics processors
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (1536 MB)
Radeon Pro 560X (4 GB)
Color LCD (1680 x 1050)
LG Ultra HD (3360 x 1890 @ 60 Hz)

USB devices
Other World Computing: OWC Thunderbolt 3 Audio Device
SafeNet Inc.: Sentinel HL
Western Digital: My Passport 25E3
Logitech: USB Receiver
EPSON: ET-7750 Series
Apple Inc.: Touch Bar Backlight
Apple Inc.: Touch Bar Display
Apple Inc.: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
Apple: Headset
Apple Inc.: Ambient Light Sensor
Apple Inc.: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
Apple Inc.: Apple T2 Controller

Bluetooth devices
Broadcom: Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Nordic Semiconductor:

Third party kernel extensions
com.Logitech.ControlCenter.HIDDriver (3.9.11) D4CB63CB-763B-3791-AA58-F1EF1B8EE6C1
com.parallels.kext.vnic (15.1.4 47270) 6A368CDB-25CE-3D1C-AFD2-830348A37397
com.parallels.kext.hypervisor (15.1.4 47270) 2808E2EB-57ED-3AA0-8103-B2F97805D5EC
com.parallels.kext.netbridge (15.1.4 47270) E484B890-DC3D-3C33-B052-929FED5F9BEE

Third party plugins

Rhino plugins
/Applications/ “PanelingTools” 6.26.20136.1002
/Applications/ “Grasshopper” 6.26.20136.4182
/Users/Jason/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/MacPlugIns/Iris.OSX.rhp “Iris” 1.0.6051.23897
/Applications/ “IronPython” 6.26.20136.4182
/Applications/ “Commands” 6.26.20136.4182
/Applications/ “Snapshots” 6.26.20136.1002
/Applications/ “RDK_EtoUI” 6.26.20136.4182
/Applications/ “Displacement” 6.26.20136.1002
/Applications/ “Renderer Development Kit” 6.26.20136.1002
/Applications/ “Rhino Render” 6.26.20136.1002
/Applications/ “RhinoCycles” 6.26.20136.4182

That would be my next suggestion:

Thank you @John_Brock.
The link was very helpful. I got it back working the way it should.
Guess something got wonky in my pref file.

I exported my prefs. Did the command line reset and then imported back. Thanks again.

I had this issue reappear. I have done some testing to see if I could make this “bug” repeat itself. So this is how I can make the box edit from displaying info and coming up unknown on my end. The panel displays properly when it is just displaying 2 panels. If I set my preferences to display 3 side panels and make that 3rd panel to display only BoxEdit info only that where things fall part. BoxEdit for me comes up unknown unit I click on it. For me this is reproducible every time, even after resetting my prefs. I though it was fixed after resetting because it defaulted to 2 side panels, but when I add the third I ran into the problem again. Would you @John_Brock test it and confirm this please. Attached is a screenshot.

Yes. I can reproduce that in V6 and V7.

Awesome, thanks you for logging it to get it fixed.

I’m getting a 404 error on the link. I would to follow it on youtrack is I can.


That’s because the developer has not had a chance to look at the new report, and determine if a public view is appropriate.
Normally items submitted through the discussion forums are open to public view but not always.

I see that one control was lifted but not the other.
It’s open now.

RH-58788 Panels: BoxEdit Panel is unknown in 3 inspector panel Theme

should be fixed in the latest Rhino 6 for Mac service release.