I am wondering if there is a way to stop a Grasshopper Geometry Pipeline from updating when a ‘hide’ or ‘show’ command is executed on an element in the Rhino scene?
I use a lot of Pipelines to get data from Rhino, which works well. Often, at later stages in a model build, it is not uncommon for me be ‘hiding’ and ‘showing’ various bits of the Rhino model during QA/QC and editing. But: when I execute the ‘hide’ and ‘show’ commands in Rhino, I do not want the Geometry Pipeline to update and re-calculate the entire GH definition (after all, nothing has changed in the scene - all I am doing is changing the visibility of elements?). Is there a way to set the Pipeline to not do this updating on ‘hide’ / ‘show’? It should not update on a change to the visibility?
Note that when changing layer visibility, the Geometry Pipeline does not update. It only seems to occur when using the ‘hide’ or ‘show’ commands in Rhino on geometry elements.
FYI, This is still and issue and real pain in the neck on larger GH files (sitting and waiting for it to re-calc, just because you changed a small visibility setting). I have noticed that this also happens whenever you:
Change a C-Plane in the Rhino scene
Turn off / delete a Clipping Plane in the Rhino Scene
This problem appears to have gotten worse in the updated versions, so I’m logging yet another complaint about it. Now when layers are turned on/off, it will also also ‘fire’ the pipeline (not every-time, semi-randomly it seems).
I feel as though it is unacceptable to sit and wait several minutes for my scene to recalculate simply because of the change in the visibility state. I am requesting, yet again, that this error please be fixed.