Rhino Educational

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Rhinoceros Introduction

Rhinoceros 3d CAD software is one of the most widely used 3D modelling applications in the World. Popular with designers, architects, engineers and manufacturers. There is simply nothing to equal Rhino3d in terms of price and performance.

Most companies use Rhino 3d as a companion to other 2D and 3D software such as parametric solid modellers, analysis applications and industry specific solutions. The reason for this is that Rhinoceros reads and writes many file formats. Therefore it is also commonly used as modeller for CFD, FEM and other analysis tools. At last, Rhinoceros is an ideal modeller for 3D printing and other numerical manufacturing techniques.

As Rhino is capable of so much more than most users know, RhinoCentre is happy to advice you to get most out of it.

Rhinoceros is developed by Robert McNeel & Associates from Seattle and is sold since 1998. McNeel is a privately owned company with the philosophy that they work for the end user of Rhino. That is the reason that they don’t want to be on ‘Wall Street’ as they have to work for the shareholders then. Also shareholders demand new software releases for profit. This is never beneficial to end users when a new release is simply not ready for it.

A satisfied end user is the best advertising for the product. That is the reason that there is never money spend on advertising. This is one of the reasons that Rhino is very affordable.

Try the full version of Rhinoceros for free for 90 days

Download your evaluation version here.

After 90 days, saving and plug-ins stop working, unless you buy a license. The demo version of Rhinoceros can always be used as a viewer of Rhinoceros files and other supported file formats.

One Rhino 8.0 license works both on Windows and Mac

When you purchase a license of Rhino 8.0, it can be installed on both a Windows and a Mac computer.

There are some significant differences between Rhino-8-Win and Rhino-8-Mac. Please be aware that plugins can be developed for Rhino-8-Mac but they are not (yet) available. This means that plugins like V-Ray, Orca3D, Scan&Solve, Bongo etc. are not (yet) available for the Mac. However, many Grasshopper plugins are working on the Mac.

Rhinoceros License and the free Zoo license manager

Upgrade Rhinoceros

An upgrade can only be activated when you own a previous version of Rhinoceros Windows (release 7/6/5/4/3/2/1) or Mac (release 5).

The official information from McNeel & Associates about the new features and improvements in Rhinoceros 8.0


The free visual scripting tool Grasshopper to automate routines in Rhinoceros is fully integrated in Rhinoceros.

RhinoCentre has extensive knowledge in applying Grasshopper. Please ask for training, support or more information.

Two RhinoCentre examples of Grasshopper script:

RapidHullScreenShot BridgeScreenShot
Maritime industry ship hull script Architecture script of a bridge

Grasshopper website and forum.

Software, training, service & support