New user, command line won't input?


#1

Hi folks, thanks in advance for the help. I’m new to Rhino (ie, less than 10 hrs on it) and have been working through the tutorials with some success. I just upgraded to the newest version (2013-11-13) and now even though my keystrokes show up on the command line, they don’t seem to have an effect. For example, when I enter a distance for a line (say, 2) and hit enter it doesn’t complete that command but just highlights the entry in the command line. This didn’t happen yesterday when I was working on the previous version.

Thoughts? I’m not too computer-savvy so explain to me as if I was about 10 years old.

I’m on an iMac from about 2010 (3GHz Intel Core i3) running OS X 10.8.5

Thanks!


(John Brock) #2

I’m not seeing that.
I started a Line and picked a start point.
Then I typed 2 and Enter. The line is constrained to a length of 2 as expected.
I pick a new point to show it the direction, and a line 2 units long is created in the implied direction.

What are you doing differently?


(Marlin Prowell) #3

JTN is probably using the legacy command line option, and pressing Return with that option set was inadvertently broken by and OS X Mavericks fix. As a workaround, press SPACE instead of Return.


#4

Ah yes, the spacebar seems to work. I’ve also found that by playing around with Rhino>Options>Legacy I can get a pop-up dialog box that works well, although not quite as sleek as the command line. Thanks folks! I’ll report back if there are more issues . . .