Zoom select not working for clipping planes

I still see this problem, I pointed it out a while back. Could be nice to have it fixed for R7, thank you!

Hi -
Zoom selected doesn’t zoom on selected clipping planes in views that are clipped by them. It zooms to the clipping plane when the view is not being clipped. From what I read, this is intentional behavior - RH-52037.

Why is this intentional? If my intention is not to zoom select on a clipping plane that clips the view, I will simply not do it :slight_smile: Why should I be constrained by the software?

I bumped into it exactly yesterday. My solution was to draw rectangle that cover the clipped area, zoom selected (rectangle) and the erased it.

Yes, I was also trying to explode the clipping plane to get a rectangle out of it.

Your clipping plane rectangle can by any size. Just draw curve and then delete it.

yes, yes :slight_smile:i was trying to make it without drawing it. have you noticed that sometimes when the clipping plane is on the snapping doesn’t work on it? so it’s actually annoying to draw a curve on top.

It’s been discussed here before about ability to snap to the ends or edges as a result of clipping planes but it never happend. Would be good to ask again.
To solve it I am using clipping plane as a drawing plane and I zoom closely for maximum precision.

Yes, the clipping plane is a little bit behind. I see lots of potential.
For example, if the ends and edges of the clipping plane would be generated automatically, not only it will solve the problem of snapping but it would work also very nice for printing.

For example:
Having a custom line weight and style for them and for the resulting fill surfaces (as vector hatches) .
Fill surfaces also decrease the speed of display.

With those 2 things solved Rhino would surpass the capabilities of Revit in terms of representation of floorplans and sections.