I am a VW and AutoCAD user of 20yrs and being forced to learn Rhino for University but struggling to work out the basic work flow and functionality, there are a few very basic work flow scenarios that from what i am reading seem to not be part of Rhino functionality, could someone help me understand if the following basic workflows are available.
join or add surface, for example joining 2 rectangles. i have been using the join and trim functionality but this seems like a very time consuming process where as in VW it is a single step, Marquee objects, select add surface. it automatically trims lines and joins them into a singular object or polygon, does this functionality exist in Rhino?
when i am trimming and joining 2 rectangles they are not meeting at their end points so will not let me join curves.
seeing a rectangle or polygons sizes and being able to manipulate its size in the object info, for example; i make a rectangle 300mm x 500mm, but then i realise i want it 350mm x 550mm, is there a simple select object and enter in new dims, or is the only option scale by 1d 2d or plane, again this seems like a much lengthier and more time consuming process, plus i struggle to see objects actual size without turning on the dimension tool is there something i am missing here, i would have thought you can select a polygon and see its parameters in some view, XYZ coordinates are not much help.
Apologies but i am a total greenhorn with Rhino, my first task is to draw a line drawing floor plan which took me approx. 7 mins in VW, i am 3hrs in to Rhino and struggling hard to make the simplest things materialise, any help is more than welcome.