I’m very new to learning Rhino 6, so apologies if I don’t have the terminology down. My problem is that I am attempting to create a rounded rectangle, extrude it, and then close both ends to create a closed 3d object, but after extruding, one edge is in multiple pieces that I have to select individually, which seems like a waste of time.
Here is my process:
- draw rounded rectangle
- extrude the rounded rectangle using the Straight Extrude command
- go to Surface -> Planar Curves and select the original rounded rectangle curve
- a Selection Menu pops up that allows me to select “curve” as opposed to “extrusion” (the “curve” is the entire rounded rectangle). I select “curve” and complete the planar curve command to close the top end.
- I then attempt to close the opposite end of the extrusion. Again I go to Surface -> Planar Curves. When I attempt to select the newly created edge of the extrusion, no Selection Menu pops up. Rather than select all components of the rounded rectangle at once as a closed curve, I have to select each component individually, which means I have to rotate the object and click eight different object before I can close the shape.
I’m watching a Lynda.com video where the instructor is using Rhino 5, and he is able to select the new edge of his extrusion as one curve, he doesn’t have to do it in a piecemeal fashion. This made me wonder why I am unable to do so.
I realize there are probably many ways to create a solid the way I’m describing, but because of its applicability to other scenarios, I’m specifically interested in whether I have some options turned off that prevents me from selecting the new edge of an extrusion all in one go as a single closed curve.