I am the cofounder of Teakomatic.com, and I’m happy to say we’re training! I would like a way to get my trainees and team a standard copy of our team rhino environment, including our custom macros, toolbars, aliases, and scripts. I also want to keep everyone up to date!
We currently install 4 components:
- Rhino Settings:
- Python Scripts:
update python search path + deploy our python scripts
install our toolbar + replace the rhino toolbar
Today I maintain a setup and update entry in our procedure manual. Users download the latest files and perform the setup and update tasks for each of the four tasks above.
It’s not always as reliable as it could be, and if that sounds a little terrifying… it is.
Should we work to eliminate manual installation and update altogether?
- Does anyone recommend it?
- How did you accomplish it?
- Did it help align the team on the same versions and settings?
- Did people fight it?
What is the easiest way to do this, technically?
Can we do the install in a macro?
- AFAIK macros cannot check updates, download files, or set toolbar layout
We could run a python update script at startup; is this as reliable as a plugin’s update mechanism?
Does maintaining a full plugin make this task easier than the python route?
Thanks for the help!