I’m curious, because most tutorials online use the default UI, but that must be to not confuse people, I suspect. I come from a decade of Solidworks which offers minimal customization, but also a decade of Alias where if you were to set me down in front of a default installation, I would not know how to use it.
After a few months of Rhino, here’s what I currently ended up with:
I tried to minimize the horrible command console, and also added a custom toolbar. Now, disclaimer, I know those icons in that toolbar are very ugly, but they are (to me at least) extremely readable (and in the case of the Select U/V icon, actually shows information that isn’t available anywhere in the default Rhino UI). The toolbar itself contains all the tools I’ve commonly used so far, renamed and tweaked with options to mimic what I’m used to from Alias, including some scripts that nice people have shared on this forum to get even more similar functionality to make me feel home (except that sweep is called rail in Alias, but even after 10 years, I’ve honestly never gotten used to that name). Something that’s totally Rhino, though, is the right-click options, so to get used to that, I had to explicitly put them behind a slash on all labels.
I think I also increased the default control point size, enabled backface coloring and switched out the selection color to cyan, all through things I’ve learned on this forum!
I’ve seen some really custom stuff on this forum, so I’m very interested to see if anyone will share any in this thread!
(EDIT: I tried to search for similar threads, but either there aren’t any, or I tried bad search words…)