First of all, something that isn't an intrinsic part of the software - a clear Simlab explanation/product differentiation matrix for the 3D PDF for Rhino versus Composer c/w Rhino plugin, explaining why you would chose one product over the other. I posted on this subject about a year ago, but there's still not much available to clarify things. Since then, things have moved on (for Composer, at least) so the situation may have changed.
Once that is clear to users, it will be easier to make requests that are targeted at one or other product. I have both, but I'm still not sure which is best to use for generating 3D PDFs from within Rhino. In many ways, I wish there was just a single offering (Composer, with the Rhino plugin) - then there would be no cause for confusion
In the meantime, I'd like to make the following requests:
1, Improved text and dimension support as outlined in my earlier thread. The current facility to save text and dimensions is a great feature.
2, A facility to use meshing settings for PDF generation other than those set in the Rhino file. When working on a model in Rhino I often have dense mesh settings to ensure surface representation is well controlled. When I need to save out a PDF, I'm more interested in sending a 'sketch' to a colleague, so compact file size & ease of viewing on low power laptops etc takes precedence over ultimate image quality. Switching the mesh settings back and forth in Rhino is a pain, especially as mapped textures get messed up every time a change is made.
3, Depiction of environment mapped materials that more closely matches what one sees in Rhino, in the PDF.
4, More controls to set up how the PDF opens (menus, model tree, buttons, etc). A cleaned UI for the Simlab options tabs would also be good; clustering of the options seems a little illogical at the moment.
5, A 'help' page in the PDF that outlines the controls to use for navigating a 3D PDF. I've lost count of the number of times I've had to email or phone the recipient to explain this
, because they are new to 3D PDF. Two minutes of frustration on the new users part in this respect is enough to put many of them off using the format - for life