Ya, I hear ya…Rhino is far more advanced than SketchUp on pretty much every level. BUT, I’ve always found Rhino lacking in certain fundamentals that AutoCAD and SketchUp have had for years (longer than I’ve been using them, at least, so 7+ years). And one of those fundamentals is what I have just pointed out, which was correctly interpreted by Arail.
Now, to clarify further, I am talking about the Gumball transforms (and transforms, in general) which do not allow you to snap to the vertices, midpoints, endpoints (etc.) of other objects when the Gumball is used…it’s like other objects aren’t even there. This is also true if you use SHIFT or TABS to constrain the movements to a particular axis (or vector) when using the _MOVE function.
It’s a simple concept really. You should be able to reposition the Gumball to a reference point on any object (whether it is the object you are transforming or not), then click an axis on the Gumball, then move your mouse cursor (i.e. crosshair) to a point on any other object, thereby bringing your transformed object into alignment with that target point. But you cannot and it’s very frustrating. It requires several steps that would be redundant in SketchUp and AutoCAD.
I hope that wine your drinking increases your ability to understand non-succinct and convoluted explanations, because, if I didn’t know what I was talking about, what I just wrote probably wouldn’t help me much. LoL
[EDIT: Sorry, I just tried the TABS lock for the first time! It works!!! YAAAY!!! Thank you for that! It would still be nice if the Gumball had this feature. But, unfortunately, it does not and the Gumball is SO useful for everything else.]