Hi denbutler, within my correspondence with the developer there is mention of a toolbar. I have cut and pasted his message to me for your perusal
I have done so. Here is the installer, I do not know if it works, mac has
some issues with Rhinoceros. If not, you can unzip the installer and
manually install the plugin and support files. Please let me know if it
installed. The Rhino developer kit is somewhat sketchy on the auto
installer. The BoltGen programs have been re-written and improved using the
Python programming language.
You must be running on a 64-bit mac computer to use this program.
For the installer, I understand that you can double-click the enclosed
program and it should install. If not:
To add manually;
- rename .macrhi to .zip
- unzip the file
- there are 3 items: a folder with pdf help files, a .rhp program file,
and a .rui menu and toolbar file.
- Install the .rhp file as you would normally do. For windows we drag and
drop the .rhp onto Rhinoceros.
- Do the same for the .rui file.
- Restart Rhino
- Go to tools\options\plugins in Rhino, right-click on BoltGen and find
the directory it has been loaded to.
- Navigate to the BoltGen installation directory and copy the folder with
the .pdf files to that directory.
( The folder must be placed where the .rhp is located after install. )
Since I have no Mac or access to one, I have only had limited help from
someone in France with a Mac. He verified that BoltGen works and then
stopped communicating, but modifications have been made since then and it
needs someone to check the functions. I have tested these programs on
Windows. I’d be pleased if you would test the 3 programs and toolbars for
me on Mac, then give me feedback. If BoltGen runs properly, it will end
with a message box saying the bolt creation process is finished.
The drop-down menu should give access to the help files as well as the
included programs and toolbars. I have included some special toolbar
buttons that I have found pretty useful for manipulating views and cplanes
as well as other things I use pretty often. There are a couple that are
rarely used, mostly for a temporary specific need.
Since this email I dragged the file off the email to my desktop as every time I clicked on the file I got the message saying that it was installed in Rhino. From my desktop, I renamed the file as suggested and only one of the three files were there which was a BoltGenMac.rhp file. I clicked on that and then got a message the following message:
The document “BoltGenMac.rhp” could not be opened. Rhinoceros cannot open files in the Rhino Plugin” format
Any thoughts please