As we all know Rhinoceros, mostly thanks to the development of Grasshopper, has gained a strong and wide user base in the AEC industry. The Make2D component–and therefore the ability to produce 2d documentation from 3d models–is key to the further expansion of Rhinoceros’ user base in AEC.
It would be great to begin to see a more robust implementation of Make2d that begins to directly address the needs of AEC professionals and the production of good quality documentation.
Section Tools and Visual Arq are a decent attempt at providing the kind of documentation tools that are missing from Rhino, but fall short in many aspects and, at the end of the day, they pretty much boil down to a scripted version of Make2d and therefore suffer from the same shortcomings.
Is there any plan to fully implement a suite of tools in Rhino 6 which will give AEC professionals the opportunity produce industry standard 2d documentation? I think Rhinoceros would greatly benefit from the addition of dedicated tools including title block management, live dynamic 2d view generation from 3d geometry (think ALL other ‘manufacturing’ related software packages, e.g. Inventor, Solidworks, Catia, Autocad, Creo, etc. etc.), automated view generation and labeling, automated hatching in cut sections, linked leaders for cross referencing drawings, etc.