Plug in works but it still adds quite a few steps to a simple part import. Doesn’t really save much time as I still have to do all of these steps post import every time I bring something in. Is there not a way to shut off the assignment of Blocks to imported files ? Seems like this should be a fairly simple setting in properties somewhere.
Clients provide files in various formats depending on the project and their internal capabilities. .step, .iges, .xt, SolidWorks, etc. are all common. I never use Block instances and would ideally like to completely shut it off on import.
Hi Steve - if blocks are in the file, Rhino reads them in… it’s not a property or anything like that.
When imported, objects are selected, so run the plugin command right then and you should be all set, I think.
Do understand but there must be a way to add a feature to Rhino to ignore blocks on import if requested… or have Block Definitions ignored globally through a master setting.
I could have a design which requires up to 20+ imported files… having to run a plugin, or workaround, for each import becomes really teadious. If I forget to run it and have block issues I then have to manually find and purge all of them.
Would assume by the response that there is no way to currently force Rhino to ignore the Block detail on import if requested. Please consider this a " Feature Request " for future updates… : )
Hi Steve - I can add this functionality to the plug-in so you won’t be left hanging at the command prompt when a file comes in with no blocks in it. I’ll do that - but you might need to remind me, I have a full day today and will forget, most likely.
Have run into another issue that I am not 100% sure is related. I use Rhino 5.0 still for boat analysis with Orca 3D. Both versions are installed on the same computer. After I adjusted Rhino 7 as per your notes above Rhino 5.0 now crashes on start up. It freezes on this command every time I try to start the software.