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RhinoWorks is a plug-in that brings constraint-based parametric design in Rhino. A constraint specifies geometric and dimensional properties of one or more shapes. Applying constraints forces geometric bodies to change their shapes or/and position in 3D space. With RhinoWorks you obtain full parametric control of any model, including ones imported from other CAD systems. RhinoWorks significantly increases productivity of your usual design workflow.
After installing RhinoWorks plug-in and starting Rhinoceros, users see the RhinoWorks toolbar that was specially designed to look like Rhino’s other built-in tools. The RhinoWorks Manager allows users to easily navigate geometric constraints and driving dimensions, which for large models can number in the thousands. The Constraint Properties editor with its spin buttons easily modifies values of driving dimension parameters. The RhinoWorks Animation panel and its slider are familiar to anyone who uses video or audio players. During kinematic animation, Rhino users can pan, rotate and zoom the model. Any built-in or plug-in rendering module can be used to generate a sequence of image files corresponding to key frames of the animated mechanism. The images can be converted to a movie with one of many free or commercial software packages available on the market.
The best way to learn RhinoWorks consists in installing the evaluation version of the plug-in on your computer and repeating sample scenarios presented in our videos.
A set of detailed tutorials («How To Make a 3D Cartoon in Rhino», «How to Express Design Intent in Rhino 3D», «RhinoAssembly Basic Tasks») is available at http://drivingdimensions.com/Rhino/tutorials.php. The plug-in is compatible with Rhino 4.0 SR5B and above, and has been tested with the 32-bit versions Windows XP/Vista/7.
RhinoWorks is proposed for free 30-day evaluation.
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Commercial licenses of RhinoWorks may be purchased for US$595 from the Share-it! online store, accessible from www.DrivingDimensions.com/store. There are special prices for teachers/students and educational organizations.
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RhinoWorks is the evolution of our previous plug-ins called RhinoAssembly and RhinoDirect. Now the combined functionality is available in one plug-in. All 3dm models created with these plug-ins are correctly interpreted by RhinoWorks.