Good Morning ( still morning here ).
I was driving home from college right now, had a sort of glimpse based on a house project I am tackling in my end thesis.
The group is divided on a fellow group member who is a Revit devotee… and me, who am a Rhino lover. For me, Rhino gives me ( in the Sennet/Palasmaa way ) the same degree of intimacy of an artisan of a craft. It allows me to create with a deep degree of freedom, but I am still fighting it’s way to document. Revit is all reason and for me feels incredibly cold. It is meant for building, but it has a strong point in documentation. That being, you define sections, and just keep working, and the sheets update on their own.
I would love to in a project, create a layer for section cuts, and create Layouts based on those sections saying “On layout XXX this view is of ortogonal to Clipping PLan YYYY using Pen rendering style”. Or VRay rendering Style. Or define a Parallel view. Or a Perspective. And pre-define cameras and positions and clipping planes, and create print layouts based on those. And as the project progresses, they update themselves, so I could in the end of a week, just open my layouts and press print and go.
I think much of that is already possible, but Rhino still lacks one feature to allow a set layer to have an specific section cut representation when cut, on the clipping plane. Meaning, be able to define, on a Layer, the Hatch and Line properties to display when it is cut. Both line weight for printing and color, as I have for drawing.
If that was possible, even if on the Section Tools, or I would prefer, as part of Rhino 6, Rhino would alone be a complete solution as an architect.
If it already does, and I am lacking in how to find it on tutorials and such online, please, let me know, I have been researching that part for months with no success. I would even settle with some happiness to something similar to SketchUp’s “Layout” tool.
But as good as Rhino is right now on the “design” front, it lacks for me on the documentation front. And I can’t seem to be able to find ways to bridge that gap.
So, here’s a solution for something that if Rhino had right now, my life would be a happy one