There are a couple of interesting threads going on about Layout in Rhino but I notice they’re all focused on expanding functionality (which I support). I think some attention should also be given to organization.
I’m a new user so some (most?) of my confusion can be laid at that door, but I think not all. Right now Layout in Rhino appears to me to be a confusing realm of overlapping functions, different control panels in different locations, numerous layers and no clear guide to where they are, how they function. There’s Display Options, Viewport Properties, Print, controls in the Layers panel and probably several others that I haven’t run into yet.
Along with expanding the functionality of Layout I’d also like to argue for a radical simplification of bureaucracy, with an eye to being able to control all aspects of a viewport from one location.
The attachment explains what I mean - the image that is about to be printed is not 1" = 1’0" as the panel says, it’s some unknown scale that is nowhere evident in the print control, the viewport is actually set at 1-1/2" = 1’0" but that was done from an entirely different location. I was able to get the background to turn white but only at the expense of changing the global characterisits of the Shaded mode. But even though the background was white I was left with a grey border and I still don’t know ‘where’ that border is - or from where it’s controled.
Simplify, simplify, simplify.