I thunk that it’s a must to implement a new analysis tool that allows to set an angle analysis (which is already implemented in “Edge continuity”) at a specific point between two surface edges, so that any modifications on the surfaces will be updated in real-time and the angle deviation handle will NEVER leave that area while the tool is active. The idea is to not lose the value and keep it visible even if other areas between the surface edges have a greater angle deviation. I will give you an example below.
Currently, if two surface edges have two areas with angle deviation of 2 degrees and 3 degrees, respectively, as soon as the surface is modified and the greater angle deviation gets smaller (for example, the 3-degree deviation becomes 1 degree), the numerical bubble disappears and goes to the next greater angle deviation (the 2-degree one). This has its limitations, because the user is no longer able to tell what’s the angle deviation where the 3-degree deviation was turned into a smaller one.
Check this video. Initially, Rhino 7 marks the greater angle deviation to be 1,8 degrees around the middle of the surface edge. However, when i start to point edit the surface, this angle deviation becomes smaller and the marking disappears from that area, leaving no clear idea of how big the deviation is there (other than a tangency graph that has no exact numbers tied to it).
If several custom angle deviation markings could be placed by the user and made to work simultaneously, that would be even better.
Or, ability for the user to set maximum number of numerical bubbles with the highest angle deviation. For example, it would be great to be able to see the 10 areas with highest angle deviations along two adjacent surface edges. by default, this could be just 1 bubble (like the current implementation), but I would like to use at least 5 or 10 if needed.