Ok, I hope I’m just being dumb, here! It can’t possibly be that Rhino is missing a simple Object Info Pallete - like this one in Vectorworks (sorry) that just shows the basic (and necessary) set of info, i.e. Dims and World Coordinates?
The obvious “Object Properties” doesn’t even give me a basic 48"x96" dims of the Rectangle Curve pictured?
I did find “List” command (also under Analyze menu) but i mean, that shld be a constant heads-up display, no? And important enough to be a UI instead of command-line writing.
Really hoping I’m being super blind, and missing something, and it exists somewhere I haven’t looked. Otherwise, how do you draft/model and tweak things without a heads-up of the object sizing/location?
Will try that. Though, honestly, still confused as to why I have to “do” something to see my object’s basic info?
I found a suggestion on an older post to use “Bounding Box” which then DOES show the dims in bottom corner of screen. But that’s still having to do that for every object I’m working with? Doesn’t seem right, does it? Plus, the coordinates are on the other side of the screen, so I have to check 2-3 diff things to know basic info about my rectangle?
This comes up from time-to-time. Objects don’t have parametric properties in Rhino; they have no “memory” of the numbers that were used to create them. So you will have to post-edit the objects differently. This comes as a bit of a shock to users who come from more associative parametric paradigms …or even from popular softwares like Illustrator. Hopefully, BoxEdit will get you closer to what you are looking for.
This is not to say that it isn’t something we should consider, just a deep-seated “way things are done” type of thing.
If you want more parametric control of your objects, Grasshopper is a great option, but definitely overkill for what you are asking for here.
I just came across this after a search. I’ve been using an application that allows one to build a set of parameters to use in the creation of various forms and relationships that’s very useful, but the application on the whole is rather fragile and tedious to use. I can see however just how powerful the feature can be. Is grasslhopper the only practical way forward in this. or is such a possibility in the app itself?