What I would like to achieve is simply creating Details in Layouts that remember RELIABLY which layers are turned on or off, so toggling layers anywhere else will NEVER mess with this Detail’s layer states.
The Layout+Details are what I print/export in the end as PDF plan, and it’s often not easy setting it up correctly until it looks like it should. Then I’d like to leave the Detail in peace, and count on that it will print exactly the same next time.
I’m used also to Revit now, and it has this super powerful View Template mechanism to achieve exactly this. In Rhino it’s not that easy.
Of course, when I’m in a Detail, there are those extra columns in the Layers panel to toggle layers per Detail.
Problem: the ‘main’ toggle of a Layer (the leftmost lightbulb icon) is sort of a master switch - it toggles also the Detail layer visibility.
It shouldn’t! This should not be coupled.
I actually never understood what that is good for, because when I continue working in a viewport then, for sure I will need to toggle layers - which will mess up the Details!
So we have to use Layer States / Snapshots to get back the Detail’s look. Unfortunately, additionally, these are not remembered per Detail, and have to be invoked by hand each time the Layout needs to be printed.
Wish: can this ‘coupling’ of the main layer on/off toggle be removed, please?
And/or maybe add a ‘Snapshot’ or ‘Layer State’ parameter to a Detail’s properties.