Rhinoceros 7 for Windows and Mac
Rhinoceros 7 or Rhino 7 (typically abbreviated Rhino 7, or Rhino3D) is a commercial 3D computer graphics and computer-aided design (CAD) application software developed by Robert McNeel & Associates, an American, privately-held, employee-owned company founded in 1980.
Rhino 7 Overview
Rhino 7 can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS curves, surfaces and solids, subdivision geometry (SubD), 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. 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 specialty 3D products.
- Affordable. Ordinary hardware. Short learning curve. Affordable purchase price. No maintenance fees.
- Rhino for Mac: The world’s most versatile 3D modeler, available on macOS. Learn more…
What's New in Rhino 7?
What’s New in Rhinoceros 7?
Grasshopper seems to be everywhere lately. As usual, we’re having a hard time keeping up (you might even see that familiar canvas in other applications). In Rhino 7, we’ve added some new components, but we’ve also made it easier to turn your programs into plugins and even run them in the cloud…
For designers who need to explore organic shapes quickly, SubD is a new geometry type that can create editable, highly accurate shapes. Unlike other geometry types, SubD combines free-form accuracy while still allowing quick editing.
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Rhino.Inside.Revit brings the power of Rhino and Grasshopper to the Autodesk Revit® environment.
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Quickly create a quad mesh from existing surfaces, solids, meshes, or SubDs – ideal for rendering, animation, CFD, FEA, and reverse-engineering.
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[TODO: Briefly describe improvements to editing in Rhino 7]
We are constantly refining Rhino’s display engine, balancing performance and beauty, all while adapting to modern graphics hardware. In Rhino 7, we’ve added the ability to control transparency, improved some of the display modes, and made some models display significantly faster…
We’ve improved Rhino with the aim of helping you present your work: be it “quick and dirty” or “high-res glossy.” With major changes to Rendering, Materials, or just plain capturing the viewport, it’s now easier and faster to present, discuss, make decisions, and iterate.
Modeling is just one part of the design process; you also need to show how to build what is on the screen. We’ve improved many parts of the documentation workflow, while also focusing on the more graphically-rich illustration tools like transparency and gradient hatches…
[TODO: Briefly describe improvements to Digital Fabrication in Rhino 7]
Rhino continues to be the bridge between various CAD, CAM, CAE, rendering, and animation products. In Rhino 7, we’ve improved fidelity of existing file formats and added a completely new way of interacting with Revit®…
Rhino 7 brings major improvements to our free SDKs, with API refinements, better documentation, and some major new features that broaden and deepen the foundations of the geometry development platform…
The Kitchen Sink
Looking for a complete list of new commands? If you’re not seeing what you’re looking for above, please check out “New in Rhino 7” for a complete list…as well as new command options.
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Requirements Hardware for Rhino 7 for Windows.
Rhinoceros 7 for Windows
- 64-bit Intel or AMD processor (Not ARM)
- No more than 63 CPU Cores.
- 8 GB memory (RAM) or more is recommended.
- 600 MB disk space.
- OpenGL 4.1 capable video card is recommended.
- 4 GB Video RAM or more recommended.
- A Multiple-button mouse with a scroll wheel is recommended.
- SpaceNavigator optional
- Apple Intel hardware with Boot Camp optional.
(Boot Camp is not supported on Apple Silicon. M1 Macs.)
Windows Operating Systems
Internet connection for
- License validation.
- Rhino account for:
- Technical support on the forum.
- Cloud Zoo license management.
Since we can’t test every possible hardware combination, you can get hardware recommendations from other users…
- Windows 8 and older
- Windows Server (any version)
- Boot Camp on Apple Silicon. M1 Macs.
- Virtualization systems such as VMWare, Remote Desktop, and Parallels
- ARM processors including the Microsoft SQ® 1 and 2