Rhinoceros

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4.4 out of 5 stars

3D NURBS Modeller

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Rhinoceros review by <span>Daniela G.</span>
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A program for parametric modeling

What do you like best?

I like that the program is very visual, since by means of the icons without needing to know all the commands it can be used without major complications. I also like the ease with which modeling can be done and the precision with which objects can be made. The lightness of the files and the possibility of adding plugins for more options like the grasshoopper for parametric modeling. In the same way I like the ease and speed with which renders are produced, being one of the programs where you can get a quick preview of the model to make corrections

What do you dislike?

At first, it is complicated to use the program with the options that the mouse has to move through the workspace, since the other modeling programs differ from this one, which forces us to adapt again for the use of the rhinoceros. The program is a little more complex for the knowledge of the commands, that is, for the use of each step that must be carried out to achieve the desired action.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

From the use of parametric tools it has allowed me to make designs with mathematical bases and design logic where parametric is the main theme, allowing me to combine the orthogonal design with the organic one. Together with this, it has also allowed me to obtain the parts of the model for laser material cuts, which allows me to save time and effort in the elaboration of complex models

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Rhinoceros review by <span>Stefan B.</span>
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Versatile 3D Nurbs Modeller

What do you like best?

Flexible and extensive control over geometry: curves, surface, solids and meshes; transformation, model manipulations (rounding, solid operations, sweeping & lofting, trimming…). The focus is clearly NURBS geometry and to a lesser extent Mesh geometry. Subdivision modelling (as a hybrid between NURBS and meshes, from the user's point of view) is upcoming.

Attractive licensing, without subscription or forced yearly updates. They also have an open policy for educational users: low license, without usage or feature restrictions (even commercial work). Quite exceptional.

Rhino has file import and export convertors for a wide variety of CAD and design formats. Via plug-ins you can even expand this more.

Impressive versatility, esp. when adding the Grasshopper visual programming system (add-on). For architectural and BIM design, extensions and plug-ins are available to extend and improve the usability. That said, don't compare it directly with software like ARCHICAD or Revit, as they have a different purpose.

It took a few years to arise, but the Mac version is now becoming very usable and quite complete. Not for 100% as some plugins and features remain Windows-only.

What do you dislike?

No free student version (but license allows commercial usage even for EDU users).

Mac version does not support Grasshopper, so still need Windows version.

Could be better integrated in e.g. BIM processes (partly solved by add-ons).

Recommendations to others considering the product

When complex 3D geometric editing goes beyond what AutoCAD or SketchUp provide or when you want to use Grasshopper, this is the CAD system to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Complex geometric model creation, especially if smoothness and continuity are required.

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Rhinoceros review by <span>Alexander W.</span>
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Better than AutoCAD

What do you like best?

Light weight, easy to use, uses similar commands to AutoDesk software, Lots of FREE plugins and tools, works with render farm setup

What do you dislike?

Setting up for multi-user environments can be tricky. Right now, since I have to capture and reimage every semester, I have to load the default user HKCU and literally delete a registry key so that it gets created fresh for each user, otherwise it tries to use the toolbars in the Administrator profile. It also doesn't have the BEST rendering engine, so I suggest you get V-Ray for Rhino to go with your installs of Rhino.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have faculty who teach how to model in Rhino, which makes the students use it and Sketchup almost exclusively for doing models and renderings. We have used it on the IT side to make some custom items that we then 3D print to replace broken parts, which does save us hundreds, if not a couple of thousand, of dollars a year.

Rhino's License manager, the Zoo, is very nice, lightweight, and does give some great statistics, and makes reviewing your license usage over time easy. It is far better than many other LS than I have used.

Rhinoceros review by <span>James r.</span>
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Rhino was of use

What do you like best?

Rhino software creates an environment that is extremely easy to use. It is a very powerful program that uses the simple aspects of 2d cad drawing and combines it with the 3D capabilities that can be used for rapid prototyping and manufacturing. New user can learn from a vast number of online tutorials a long with the intuitive nature of the UI to control the program. More experienced CAD user will find this program easy to navigate.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the integration in to Autocadd can be tricky but with a little testing the controls can be set for better output.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look into the Cad features especially the CNC capabilities and use of parametric programming

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating 3D objects for 3D print pro

Rhinoceros review by <span>Eduardo M.</span>
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Rhinoceros is the best and most complete 3D modelling software out there

What do you like best?

One of the best features that the program has is that it allows the user to write commands in a toolbar. This speeds up the whole modelling process. Also, the fact that the program shows the user four different views at the same time is game changer, it helps a ton. Finally, it's straightforward and clear design creates a good atmosphere to let the user's creativity flow into the modelling and designing process.

What do you dislike?

My main issue with Rhinoceros is that it can be a bit inaccurate and imprecise. Especially when using the technical drafting feature. Also some tools can fail from time to time and not work properly, and i these cases the user needs to save the project and reopen the program, which can be quite annoying.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rhinoceros has really assisted me in designing new and innovative projects with it's great features and tools. With this software, I was able to grow as a professional in my line of work.

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Learned it in an educational background, kept using since and still using as of today

What do you like best?

Feels very professional and complete, you can basically create anything if you reverse engineer that thing and figure out how to make the best of the tools that Rhino makes available for us.

What do you dislike?

It takes a little while to get used to and to be able to make the most out of the software. I had 2 years of classes specifically for this software and V-ray and I still didn't feel like I knew the software all that well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get into it if you need to design 3D models or do some 3D printing, it's a really nice software to dive in the world of 3D modelling

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to create 3D models with a lot of precision for 3D printing and/or to create 3D animations and visuals. For example small accessories that I can model in Rhino, 3D print at home and sell online or at trade shows really quickly and efficiently.

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