Basically, VA does not allow vaPlanViews or vaSectionViews to reside in the Layout space. Copy/paste from Model to Layout space does not work, and trying to invoke vaPlanView or vaSectionView throws the error “Command “VisualARQ.vaPlanView” is not valid on Layouts.”
However, today I learned there’s the interesting ‘ChangeSpace’ command in Rhino - which I assume you know.
It has the advantage over copy/pasting between model and layout that position and scale are kept.
I tried with a vaSectionView, and behold - it works - the section view appears in Layout space!
However, the vaUpdate command still throws an error message, and the scale is wrong.
Which rises the question: what is your current attitude regarding having plan and section views in Layout space?
I’m well aware about your second approach to 2D plans with the ‘Hidden’ mode in Details. You added these features more recently, and recommend it.
However, it does make perfect sense to put 2D drawings of all kinds into Layout space, and use it as a ‘normal’ 2D CAD environment, to avoid exporting to Illustrator or AutoCAD as far as possible. Rhino is not ‘there yet’, but this depends on where the developers want to take it, right?
Rhino has already almost perfect curve tools, selection engine and snapping, which surpass any dedicated 2d vector program (like Illustrator, or Affinity Designer, which I prefer).
you made a poll regarding this. Thing is, if plan/section views would be able to sit in Layout space - problem solved! You could immediately export this to DWG. (the plan would be in Layout space in AutoCAD, too, however, which is kind of unusual).
So, again - do you think you can and want to promote a full-featured Layout space 2D workflow?