Although a long time Rhino user, I am not a seasoned modeler. I use Rhino only occasionally. Currently I am modeling a tablet case, with the goal of actually producing it, at least in theory. So I take care about dimensions, availability of materials, and price. All in all, it is an interesting exercise.
My workflow is normally like this:
Create wire-frame, i.e. only using curves (in extreme cases this can involve doing some surface operations followed by
Create surfaces from wire-frame.
Merge surfaces into solids.
If something needs to be modified, go back to step 1, editing the wire-frame.
In the current file, I have pairs of layers. For each wire-frame layer, there is a matching surfaces layer. Also, I have some layers with help lines.
How do seasoned users approach modelling? Like that, or do you work directly with surfaces as much as possible?
I can imagine that this question has been asked before on the newsgroup, but it isn’t yet on the Discourse.