I would like to ask this forum about an annoying problem that I have since the beginning of my use of rhino 3D and never been able to solve because I realy don’t know how to search for this problem on google.
I am talking about the drag and drop fonction of the left click that is constantly active without any visible option to disable it in the option or anything.
As I understand it, this drag and drop fonction of the left click is present automatically so that you can move your surfaces, points, lines etc without going through the selection of the “move tool” but because of this automatic and constant activation, you cannot use properly the other very important use of the left mouse button that is the selection of your objects with the selection rectangle.
I took two screenshots to illustrate my point :
There I have a cubic volume, some square polyline and one circle. In this example I want to make the selection of the circle only but that it impossible to do in just one step because of this annoying drag and drop feature. As soon as I click my left mouse button … :
It turn automatically the left mouse button into a “move objects” order without asking permission so in this case the only way of selecting the circle would be to :
1- go on “top view” but then I would have to return to the perspective view
2- to lock or to hide the background object but then I would have to unlock it again
3- to change the selection filter so it would not touch the volume but then I would have
Of course I could just left click on the objects that I want to add to my selection but it become quickly a problem if I have to select many differents objects that are very intricate together.
Also you could say that the extra steps that I told you above are not very time consuming and can be done very quickly but as you must understand, when you have to to it 1000 times for big projects it can become very infuriating.
So I hope there is some very simple way of disabling this annoying and time consuming feature because it will make my workflow on Rhino way easier and I hope it will also help other peoples who lost as much time as me making ctrl+z because of all that involuntary objects moving.
Thanks for your reading and future answers and sorry for my kind of broken english.