They’re still unreliable, and I don’t understand how this can remain the situation for so long.
In the example below, the Section Attributes, View Mode Panel, and Options>ViewMode are set in EIGHT different places to display as black. Is there an error somewhere here? Does it ever work? This example is just a simple box, and I can’t get it to work after a year and a half on Rhino.
Almost no design can be communicated without a plan or cross section. Basic convention has always been that if a plan or cross section goes through an object, the interior of the object is hatched, usually in a solid tone in a design drawing, just as often with diagonal lines in a construction drawing.
It is NOT common practice for a sectioned object NOT to have a hatch. When hatches are left off it almost always leads to confusion.
And yet in Rhino this has never been reliable. Every few months I assume that it will surely work, but it never does. Each time I assume that it’s because of the particular configuration I’m attempting (at the moment with objects imported from Sketchup) but it always boils down to the fact that it frequently simply doesn’t work on any object. It takes a long time to verify this each time, with all the different settings and display possibilities contributing. In a working context, being unable to provide this very basic technique comes is unprofessional.
This despite repeated posts on the subject (this is only the recent ones):
I can’t emphasize how basic an issue this is. A professional tool requires it.
The only reliable work-around is section tools, but that complicates layer structure and requires clipping planes as well to get clipped views. It’s very inefficient.
Even within the same print, some objects display backfaces (hatches don’t work, so I’m trying to use black backfaces) and some don’t. The system for solving this remains unreliable. The curtain wall modules are identical. One prints correctly, one doesn’t. They display even more unreliably.
Can I ask why this seems to be a low development priority? PLEASE provide a solution that works!!