Rhino 6 documentation bugs

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(Kelvin Cheng) #21

This is correct, just like you can’t snap to control points when they are off. They are not like the insert point of a text or a block that can be snapped to when they are off.

They are the “extrusion points”.


#22

This phantom point is useless - when I try to move it with the gumball, the gumball moves, but the phantom point does not move.


#23

That’s the rotation handle, you should be able to rotate the extrusion around its axis using it. Pulling it along the dotted line direction does nothing - although the Gumball doesn’t really work well with it, it should just either refuse to move, or the handle point should come with it. In any case, I don’t see a whole lot of utility here, but maybe others do.

–Mitch


#24

I believe that this phantom/extrusion point should be used to change diameter of this cylinder.


#25

No, to do that you need to either scale the original profile (if History is on), or sub-object select the upper and lower faces and with the shift key held down, use the gumball “plane” widget to scale 2D the faces in their own planes - drag the widget or type in a scale value.


(Kelvin Cheng) #26

Fixed in Rhino 6.5, thanks.


#27

Curve piping mesh modifier initially did not support linetypes. In response to my suggestion, McNeal fixed this flaw, and Brian James made a video (Easy stitching with piped linetypes): https://vimeo.com/88067962

Few Rhino users are aware of the fact that curve piping mesh modifier supports linetypes because Rhino documentation does not mention this feature.


(Bob McNeel) #29

@KelvinC FYI


(Kelvin Cheng) #30

Thank you, @Andrew_Nowicki. I updated the topic with an illustration.

http://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/index.htm#properties/curvepiping.htm


(Kelvin Cheng) #31

@bobmcneel, thanks for reminding.


#32

Two online Rhino documentation files have wrong links to ExtendDynamic command:
https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/commandlist/newinrhino.htm
https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/index.htm#commandlist/command_list.htm

These files link ExtendDynamic command to Extend command.

Actual Rhino documentation file describing the ExtendDynamic command is here:
https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/index.htm#commands/extenddynamic.htm

Extend and ExtendDynamic commands are so similar that they should, in my opinion, be merged into single command


(Kelvin Cheng) #33

Thanks, I’ll take a look.


(Kelvin Cheng) #34

ExtendDynamic was added for some reasons.
https://mcneel.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/RH-40364


#35

Online Rhino documentation file: https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/commands/select-mesh-faces-commands.htm#SelMeshEdges
says: “SelMeshEdges… The command may help if you have a mesh that came from a polysurface but no longer have the polysurface.”

How can a mesh have the polysurface?


(David Cockey) #36

I don’t see anything about the mesh “having” a polysurface. It talks about a mesh which came from a polysurface. The context of the sentence you quoted is an example of where the command may be useful: recovering a polyline approximation of the edges of a polysurface from which a mesh was created.


#37

I have found another bad link in the newinrhino ( https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/commandlist/newinrhino.htm ) file.
SelControlPointRegion link goes to SelPt instead of SelControlPointRegion.

Please replace:
https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/commands/selection_commands.htm#SelPt
with
https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/commands/selection_commands.htm#SelControlPointRegion


(Kelvin Cheng) #38

@davidcockey, thanks.

The SelMeshEdges command is basically broken. Added…

https://mcneel.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/RH-46555


(Kelvin Cheng) #39

Fixed. Thank you.


(Kelvin Cheng) #40

Fixed in four pages, thanks.
https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/commandlist/newinrhino.htm
https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/commandlist/command_list.htm
https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/toolbarmap/select_points_toolbar.htm
https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/toolbarmap/newinv6_toolbar.htm


#42

SetUserText command can attach text key to (mysterious) attributes and objects, but Rhino documentation does not define these (mysterious) attributes.