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Rhino 5.0 Designing Software


Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size beyond those of your hardware.

Special features include

  • Uninhibited free-form 3D modeling tools like those found only in products costing 20 to 50 times more. Model any shape you can imagine.
  • Accuracy needed to design, prototype, engineer, analyze, and manufacture anything from an airplane to jewelry.
  • Compatibility with all your other design, drafting, CAM, engineering, analysis, rendering, animation, and illustration software.
  • Read and repair meshes and extremely challenging IGES files.
  • Accessible and so easy to learn and use that you can focus on design and visualization without being distracted by the software.
  • Fast even on an ordinary laptop computer. No special hardware is needed.
  • Development platform for hundreds of speciality modeling products. (Windows only)

New in Rhino 5

The Rhino 5 development process started with the overriding goal to remove as many of your workflow bottlenecks as possible. That meant making Rhino faster and able to handle much larger models and project teams, in addition to making thousands of large and small improvements.

Model Creation

  • Points: Points, point clouds, point grid, extract from objects, mark (intersection, divide, ends, closest, foci).
  • Curves: Line, polyline, polyline on mesh, free-form curve, circle, arc, ellipse, rectangle, polygon, helix, spiral, conic, TrueType text, point interpolation, control points (vertices), sketch.
  • Curves From Other Objects: Through points, through polyline, extend, continue curve, fillet, chamfer, offset, blend, arc blend, from 2 views, tween, cross section profiles, intersection, contour on NURBS surface or mesh, section on NURBS surface or mesh, border, silhouette, extract isoparm, extract curvature graph, projection, pullback, sketch, wireframe, detach trim, 2-D drawings with dimensions and text, flatten developable surfaces.
  • Surfaces: From 3 or 4 points, from 3 or 4 curves, from planar curves, from network of curves, rectangle, deformable plane, extrude, ribbon, rule, loft with tangency matching, developable, sweep along a path with edge matching, sweep along two rail curves with edge continuity, revolve, rail revolve, tween, blend, patch, drape, point grid, heightfield, fillet, chamfer, offset, plane through points, TrueType and Unicode (double-byte) text.
  • Solids: Box, sphere, cylinder, tube, pipe, cone, truncated cone, pyramid, truncated pyramid, ellipsoid, torus, extrude planar curve, extrude surface, cap planar holes, join surfaces, region, nonmanifold merge, TrueType text.
  • Meshes: From NURBS surfaces, from closed polyline, mesh face, plane, box, cylinder, cone, and sphere.
  • Editing

  • General Tools: Delete, delete duplicates, join, merge, trim, untrim, split, explode, extend, fillet, chamfer, object properties, history.
  • Transform Tools: Cut, copy, paste, move, rotate, mirror, scale, stretch, align, array, twist, bend, taper, shear, offset, orient, flow along curve, pull, project, boxedit, smash, squish.
  • Points And Curves: Control points, edit points, handlebars, smooth, fair, change degree, add/remove knots, add kinks, rebuild, refit, match, simplify, change weight, make periodic, adjust end bulge, adjust seam, orient to edge, convert to arcs, a ployline, or line segments.
  • Surfaces: Control points, handlebars, change degree, add/remove knots, match, extend, merge, join, untrim, split surface by isoparms, rebuild, shrink, make periodic, Boolean (union, difference, intersection), unroll developable surfaces, array along curve on surface.
  • Solids: Fillet edges, extract surface, shell, Booleans (union, difference, intersection).
  • Meshes: Explode, join, weld, unify normals, apply to surface, reduce polygons.
  • Interface

  • User Interface: Coordinate read-out, floating/dockable command area, pop-up recently-used commands, clickable command options, auto-complete command line, customizable pop-up commands, pop-up layer manager, synchronize views, camera-based view manipulation, perspective match image, configurable middle mouse button, customizable icons and user workspace, customizable pop-up toolbar, transparent toolbars, context sensitive right-click menu, multiple monitor support, Alt key copy and OpenGL hardware support with anti-aliasing.
  • Construction Aids: Unlimited undo and redo, undo and redo multiple, exact numeric input, units including feet and inches and fractions, .x, .y, .z point filters, object snaps with identifying tag, grid snaps, ortho, planar, named construction planes, next and previous construction planes, orient construction plane on curve, layers, layer filtering, groups, background bitmaps, object hide/show, show selected objects, select by layer, select front most, color, object type, last object, and previous selection set, swap hidden objects, object lock/unlock, unlock selected objects, control and edit points on/off, and points off for selected objects.
  • Display

    Features include extremely fast 3-D graphics, unlimited viewports, shaded, working views, perspective working views, named views, floating views, full screen display, 3-D stereo view modes, one-to-one scale to view models at full size.

  • Quick viewport display configuration.
  • Working display modes.
  • Presentation and rendered display modes
  • Display mode plug‑in support enhanced (Windows only).

  • Plus many other features, including draw order support, two‑point perspective, and clipping planes.


    High‑quality presentation is critical to most design projects.

    Features Include: Rhino Render, a raytrace render with textures, bumps, highlights, transparency, spotlights with hotspot, angle and direction control, point lights, directional lights, rectangular lights, linear lights, and shadows, and customizable resolution, real-time render preview, real-time render preview selected objects, turntable, export to many common file formats used by renderers, rendering plug-in support (Windows only), settings saved in file.

    Rhino 5 enhancements include:

  • Rhino Renderer
  • Materials, textures, and environments
  • Texture mapping
  • Views (cameras)
  • Lighting
  • Mesh modifiers (Windows only)
  • Post-rendering effects (Windows only)
  • Animation (Windows only)
  • Drafting

    Every type of physical product design relies on technical illustration and 2-D drawing to concisely communicate ideas, specifications, and instructions to people in design, development, and fabrication. Our goal for Rhino 5 was to make it easier to create 2-D drawings and illustrations for every discipline in every notation system and visual style used around the world.

    Annotation objects include: arrows, dots, dimensions (horizontal, vertical, aligned, rotated, radial, diameter, angle), text blocks, leaders, hidden line removal, Unicode (double-byte) support for text, dimensions, and notes. Dimensions in perspective views are supported.

    Rhino 5 includes:

  • Robust control over annotation styles
  • History support for dimensions
  • Data fields in text and leaders
  • Area and curve length dimensions
  • Revision clouds
  • Isometric views
  • Draw order
  • Page layout controls (Windows only)
  • Print calibration
  • High-resolution viewport capture
  • Specification

    1 Windows System Requirements

    • • 8 GB or more is recommended.
    • • Internet connection for installation and validation.
    • • 600 MB disk space.
    • • OpenGL 2 capable video card recommended.
    • • No more than 63 CPU Cores.
    • • Multiple-button mouse with scroll wheel is recommended.
    • • The SpaceNavigator is supported.

    1 Mac OSX System Requirements

    • • Apple Mac with an Intel processor.
    • • 8 GB or more is recommended.
    • • Internet connection for installation and validation.
    • • 600 MB disk space.
    • • NVIDIA or AMD graphics processor is recommended.
    • • Multiple-button mouse with scroll wheel is recommended.
    • • The SpaceNavigator is supported.

    Not Supported

    • • Linux
    • • Windows NT, 95, 98, ME, or 2000
    • • Windows XP 64-bit
    • • Virtualization systems on OS X such as VMWare and Parallels


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