Import - Why not automatically zoom in on what you've imported?


#1

Whenever I import dxf’s, and I’m assuming this is the same for other filetypes, it automatically zooms to extents of the drawings. I feel like it makes more sense to automatically zoom on the files you just have to import.

Is there a way to run zoom selected right after importing? I guess I could make a script that would run the zoomselected command after importing but I would like to solve this for when I drop my file on the Rhino window, since this is what I usually do for importing.


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#2

Wait a minute… I just did another import and now it doesn’t zoom at all. Did I just imagine it does the zoom to extents?

Edit: Ah no. With dxf it does zoom extents. With pdf it does nothing. The question remains.


(Pascal Golay) #3

That is a feature of importing the DWG and DXF formats… I do not know why these plug-ins in particular do this.

-Pascal


(Willem Derks) #4

I’d say because they “got more love”.
Could it be because they were developed in the early days, they got this feature, where other newer importer plugins where deployed faster?

-Willem


(Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory) #5

Logged request as https://mcneel.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/RH-48768


(Pascal Golay) #6

However, that reminds me, I’ve had more than one complaint about this behavior in dwg.

-Pascal


#7

I’m also fine with not zooming in on what you’ve imported. It’s mainly the zoom extents thing that is very annoying to me.

edit: just keep it selected after importing so that I can see where the drawing is or use zoom selected.


(Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory) #8

The YT item is about not zooming to whole model extents, but rather optionally to what was just imported. But most important is the