I have a problem while working with point clouds and clipping planes. There are three things that combined make me think that Rhino is useless for CAD modelling from the point cloud.
Problem 1: when elements are cut by clipping planes, I can not select them nor snap to them.
Problem 2: When I draw an element in one of the ortho views, it is created on the origin plane. When clipping planes are active - the object disappears. Then I have to find the object in one of the other views and drag it to the correct position. Is it possible to simplify this workflow? Maybe something with construction planes? Or maybe something like mentioned in this topic:
Problem 3: There is no way to align objects with each other. This is big trouble for me because if elements are connected in reality, they must be modelled in the same way. I asked a similar question before in this topic:
But with hundreds or thousands of elements in the project orienting the objects may take too much time. I really like the way it is solved in Revit: start command–>select one plane–>select second plane. Program do the rest.
Ideally, Rhino would snap one object to the other but I believe it is something hard to code and even harder to make it snap to the right elements and omit the wrong ones.
In my other topic with a similar request:
I was told to move and rotate the object. But, once again, with hundreds of elements, it will take too much time + problem 1 so I can not move and rotate the object precisely with clipping planes.
For the last three months, I have been evaluating Rhino and I know I barely scratched the surface. I hope that these problems can be solved. Maybe old habits from Revit are blinding me but these problems turn modelling into fighting with the program and this is not acceptable. If there is no way to work like I am used to - I am willing to learn new methods. But for now, I see obstacles that increase modelling time greatly. And the reason I am evaluating Rhino is to model efficiently.