"I posted about this issue -- the missing Rotate Plan Parallel Views option -- in 3DConnexion's forum, and I received a reply from their tech support desk.
They said, and confirmed specifically when asked, that this is an interface issue…"
"Also is there a way to make it so that the RMB always pans and never rotates like in Rhino 4. It use to be under Options-view then there was an option "right mouse button pan" then you check the option that said "always pan parallel…"
"Hi Phil, all- Rhino 5 never pans views which are both Plan and parallel without the modifier keys. If the setting for Always pan parallel views is checked and you manage to tumble the view off plan- with Ctrl-Shift Arrow key for…"
"The other question that i have is while you are in a plan parallel view you can use the right mouse button to pan. as soon as you break out of plan parallel view the right mouse button goes to rotate. It seems that no matter which option…"
Am I missing something here? Whether a 3D Connexion device is installed or not in v5 SR0 the Always pan parallel views option seems to do nothing whether checked or not.
BTW we are in discussions with 3D Connexion (developers and…"
"Just to clarify: the 3D Mouse will rotate a parallel view if the option is not checked - this has been fixed. It will not automatically rotate a plan view (this is a very specific parallel view) irrespective of that option unless you specifically…"
"In your first post to this thread, back in July last year, you said:
I feel like this bug, which is still here, already has a thread: this one. If you want I can start another one, but is that going to help?
I'm sorry to be…"
"This is a reply to Bathsheba's last comment on 25th Jan - annoyingly I can't reply where I need to.
Currently the 3D Mouse will rotate parallel views if the Tools->Rhino Options->View-> Pan: Always pan parallel views option in…"
"Ok, I set it to get release candidates and then it got it. Thanks.
Sadly the plan-view-rotate bug is not fixed.
You can see this without a spaceball if you use the alt-arrow keys for view manipulation (Tools/Options/Modeling Aids/Nudge/Nudge…"
"Hmm, yeah, that appears to be SR0, I don't think the SR1 has been put up yet. I don't know how to get the service release candidate except from inside Rhino. The latest version is: Version 5 (5.1.30121.1550, 21/1/13)
"My "About Rhinoceros" says: Version 5.0 (5.1.20927.2215, 9/27/2012)
Does that sound right?
The download at http://www.rhino3d.com/download/5 is the 9/27 release, which appears to be the same one I have.
I haven't, to my…"