In no particular order, here’s a list of items I’ve ran into that remain unresolved:
Working with groups is still flaky. For starters you can’t name a group with anything that has a space in it, which is annoying as I name stuff with spaces in it all the time, and don’t even realize that the name groups dialog has gone away.
Second, I have KB shortcut to name groups, which brings up the dialog. However, if an object is selected that has a name property, and I bring up the dialog and start typing it renames the selected object rather than putting the typed text into the group name field. It’s like the dialog does not get focus when it comes up. Done this more times than I can count, only to find out long afterwards that the object has been renamed to what I thought I was naming the group (that is unless I hit the space key, then it’s renamed to whatever I typed up until l hit space.
Third: There’s no group manager (at least not that I’m aware of. There’s some variant of that on the Windows platform from what I gather, but I’ve never seen it.
The help section refers to a number of utilities that simply aren’t there. The one that irks me the most is having help refer to an RPN calc that doesn’t exist when you type it into the command line. I use PCalc all the time, but it’d be nice to not have to bring up a separate app just to do some math.
Still a lot of flakiness here. The UI will let me add commands to Palettes but there’s a previously reported hardcoded limit to how many will actually show up, even though on my screen there’s boatloads of room to display them.
It takes quite a long time for the dialog to load, and if I have a large project file open when I attempt to bring it up it takes even longer.
If I create a palette from scratch there’s no way I can figure out how to actually bring it up. There’s no way of assigning an icon to a command that doesn’t have one that I can figure out (like the paneling commands), they all get the generic icon, which isn’t terribly helpful.
I’ve had cases where I saved the customize bit, closed and reopened the a project file and the changes did NOT take effect. A couple times I’ve had to redo it as many as 3 or 4 times before it would actually “take”.
Futhermore, I can’t get the paneling commands to show up as a button in the UI no matter how I approach it. The whole process of customizing commands is not covered well at all in the online help, and it’s a bit wonky. Having to close a project and re-open it just to get a changed command on one of the palettes to show up is a PITA workflow wise.
This is probably the buggiest area of Rhino from my perspective at this point. It’s clunky, decidedly un mac like, and very counter intuitive to use.
I can’t quite put my finger on it, but groups appear to be buggy.
I’ve got a 180 mb file that has a lot of layers. Some of them are no longer used, however they contain groups on them, some of which are named.
I later created a new group that had the same name as a previous group without realizing it (and Rhino doesn’t tell me I can’t). All appeared to be fine until I exported that group (along with a bunch of others) as OBJ. The OBJ file had some of the objects from the old group in it, even though that group was hidden, and on a layer that was not visible. It took a long time to figure out what had happened, and even though I turned on the old layer to attempt to delete the objects in what I think was the same named group I couldn’t select them by direct clicking, dragging a marquee around them in any direction, or any other means.
I then ungrouped the group on the layer I was attempting to export, regrouped it and gave it a similar name and exported again as OBJ. The unwanted items from the group on the hidden layer were still in the export.
Very buggy. I ended up having to delete the entire layer in order to get the export to NOT export the utterly unelectable items on the old layer with it’s visibility off.
I realize you can hold down alt to get save as to show up, but after 20+ years of using macs some things are hardcoded in my head at this point, and remembering to hold down alt is not one of them.
Just googled the whole versions thing. Dunno how I managed to not really understand that but this is quite honestly the first app I’ve encountered it’s existance in. Then again I was never one to command click, alt click or any other click in the title bar of a document window. Just has never been my thing.