Infinite Lines - Guide Lines Beta v6

Hi guys,

For some reason I can’t seem to get the Add Guide to work.

Push Macro Button
Click point for base (start of Guide)
Choose direction of Line
Hit Enter


Hi Alan - if you set a guide line, you need to click twice to set the direction of each line. When you’re done the lines do not display until Rhino is asking for input…


hmmm will try that, thx. Unsure what you mean about the lines not displaying, at this point but may become obvious to me after


Hi Alan - guides only show on screen, once made, when it is possible to use them - that is, when Rhino is looking for a point - e.g. start the Line command.


Ah. Well I understand - both b/c of your explanation and (on a comedic note) b/c I realized I use a dark grey modeling view background color, so I couldn’t see the guidelines. :joy:


For those who try to change the color under Appearance settings like I did, it’s not there. It’s under Modeling Aids

Hi Alan - guides follow the SmartTrack guide color.


Yup, thank you

I would like to add a Wish that we can leave them visible when we want. It helps me visualize what I’m going to do next. Also, would be nice to be able to select-mirror them.



I second this request - it would be nice to at least have the option for them always to be visible. I like the default hiding behavior but it may not always be what’s desired.

2 requests just about = 1 groundswell; I’ll add the request to the heap.




Hello, whats new with this topic? Would be possible to set guide lines visible?

Thank you.

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Guides would definitely be more useful if you can turn them on and off without starting to draw. I try them sporadically, but end up going back to putting guides on a layer.

It would be natural to toggle Guides visibility by turning the SmartTrack pane is on or off.

Guide display bug is a much bigger problem: Rhino 6.10 - Guide display bug

If this bug cannot be fixed, it should be described in documentation.

Another Rhino 6.10 bug: Undo does not undo/remove AddGuide.

the number is still open,, will this be done?

Hi - I’ve added your vote to that request.

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I see that there are a lot of duplicates:

things that go back two or three, almost four years.
I really hoped that Rhino7 would improve the existing one
Think UX.

We have lots of things that go back 10 or 20 years. It’s a long list…

In my opinion, there are many great improvements in Rhino 7 over Rhino 6. If you don’t feel that a new version is worth it for you, you are not pressured into updating.

Are you saying my opinion doesn’t matter?

I’ve given you my opinion (which you clearly don’t want) and then said that you are the only person who can decide if an update is worth it for you. That is completely your opinion and it is respected.