Dimensioning no longer works

Rhino 7 no longer lets me dimension in the layout view. I cannot select any geometry unless I go into the modeling view. I had been dimensioning extensively in layout view. What am I missing?

Reboot and see if that sorts it.

If not, please post a simple file (maybe a box and a layout) together with the steps to follow to repeat the problem.


No luck after the reboot (done twice). I am on a MacBook Pro with AMD Radeon Pro 5500M (8GB). 3DM File is 117 MB.

In layout view, I can select and dimension end points (and mid-points, apparent intersections, etc.) for a linear dimension. But I cannot select an arc to dimension the arc’s radius, nor can I select 2 edges of a polysurface to dimension the angle between the edges.

Even if I turn off/hide all the unimportant layers and/or objects in model view, I still cannot select any of the visible objects (except to endpoints, midpoints, etc.) from layout view.

I cut and pasted a couple of the key objects (an arc and a polysurface) into a new 3DM file, and was able to dimension those items from the layout view. So, something fresh (and small?) works as expected. Test file attached, but since it works, I am not sure if it helps.

test.3dm (3.54 MB)

Hi Matt -

No, that doesn’t help.
Please upload the full file on Rhino - Upload to Support and make sure to mention the url of this topic in the comments field.
Also, please run the Rhino SystemInfo command and copy-paste the result here.

OK. uploaded.


Rhino 7 SR16 2022-3-8 (Rhino 7, 7.16.22067.13002, Git hash:master @ aa7902c94c5aa33511e60d30f82b636be43bc85f)
License type: Commercial, build 2022-03-08
License details: Cloud Zoo

Apple macOS Version 12.3 (Build 21E230) (Physical RAM: 32Gb)
Mac Model Identifier: MacBookPro16,1
Language: en-US (MacOS default)

AMD Radeon Pro 5500M OpenGL Engine (OpenGL ver:4.1 ATI-4.8.13)

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: High

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: 8176 MB
Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
Displays: Color LCD (226dpi 2x)

Graphics processors
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (1536 MB)
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M (8 GB)
Color LCD (1536 x 960 @ 59.00Hz)

USB devices
Seagate: One Touch HDD
Apple: composite_device
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

Third party kernel extensions

Third party plugins
/Users/mattblake/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/packages/7.0/IntelDenoiser/0.6.3/libtbb.dylib
/Users/mattblake/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/packages/7.0/IntelDenoiser/0.6.3/libtbbmalloc.dylib

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
/Users/mattblake/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/packages/7.0/rhinopbrmaterial/1.1.4+v6.16/RhinoPbrMaterial.rhp “RhinoPbrMaterial”
/Users/mattblake/Library/Application Support/McNeel/Rhinoceros/packages/7.0/IntelDenoiser/0.6.3/IntelDenoiser.Mac.rhp “IntelDenoiser.Mac”

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.16.22067.13002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots” 7.16.22067.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/RhinoBonusTools.rhp “Rhino Bonus Tools” 7.16.22067.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/GrasshopperPlugin.rhp “Grasshopper” 7.16.22067.13002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/PanelingTools.rhp “PanelingTools” 7.16.22067.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/AnimationTools.rhp “AnimationTools” 7.16.22067.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.16.22067.13002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhMaterialEditor.framework “Renderer Development Kit” 7.16.22067.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RDK_EtoUI.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.16.22067.13002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/Displacement.rhp “Displacement” 7.16.22067.1002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.16.22067.13002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RhinoDLR_Python.rhp “IronPython” 7.16.22067.13002
/Applications/Rhino 7.app/Contents/PlugIns/RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render” 7.16.22067.1002