I swear by Rhino, and hate AutoCAD. But working at an architecture firm this summer, and being forced to use AutoCAD, I’ve picked up a few useful tools of which I was previously unaware. One of them being the Stretch command…
In Rhino, when I want to enlarge a floor plan, for example, I end up individually moving walls, extending the lines to close off the rooms I disrupted, and, in all other ways, making a pretty big mess for myself. But the AutoCAD “Stretch” command has the option of drawing a “crossing-polygon”. It’s extremely handy! Basically anything completely in the polygon you draw will be moved the distance you indicate, while any lines that are crossed by the edge of the polygon will be stretched, or lengthened, to maintain a continuous line. This saves a bit of time that would normally be used to close up and clean up your floor plan.
I’m not aware of anything like this in Rhino. I’ve used the Scale1D command before, but it scales everything, rather than simply extending the lines. This leads to worse problems, making me measure out everything, and readjust wall thickness, etc.
Is there something like the AutoCAD “Stretch” command with the “crossing-polygon” feature? Is there a way to incorporate this in the next build? If so, would it be possible to make it 3D as well as 2D?
If I posted this in the wrong forum, please direct me to the right forum (especially one concerning any Rhino V6 wishlists).