Bootcamp + Rhino 7 + Windows 10 Pro + MacBook Pro (2015)

Have clean install of
Windows 10 Pro
Rhino 7
on a MacBook Pro

Rhino runs nicely and then freezes about a minute into opening a file. Any thoughts would be appreciated. And OH-Duh, my main machine is powered off while I use the same license on my laptop is that a problem?

Run SystemInfo and post the results…which will probably say something is comically out of date.


Rhino 7 SR22 2022-9-12 (Rhino 7, 7.22.22255.05001, Git hash:master @ 196b1bc7dd093321e28dcc7a2bb8709a9bebe12d)
License type: Commercial, build 2022-09-12
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 10 (10.0.19044 SR0.0) or greater (Physical RAM: 7.9Gb)

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Plugged in [100% battery remaining]

Standard graphics configuration.
Primary display and OpenGL: Intel(R) Iris™ Graphics 6100 (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 9-29-2016 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.4.0 - Build
> Integrated graphics device with 3 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
Graphics level being used: OpenGL 4.4 (primary GPU’s maximum)

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: Intel
Render version: 4.4
Shading Language: 4.40 - Build
Driver Date: 9-29-2016
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 1 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.22.22255.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.22.22255.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.22.22255.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.22.22255.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.22.22255.5001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

Okay so 8GB is barely enough ram to use Win10 at all.

The graphics drivers are from 2016 and there is only 1GB Vram.

Sorry, Rhino 7 needs a more up-to-date system.

OK Thanks - Good to know!

Older versions of Rhino were indeed actually designed to run on a potato, but that meant very poor OpenGL performance. With V6 that changed, exponentially better performance with any kind of decent video card, but at the price of you really should have a half-decent video cad.

Minimum system for Windows10 laptop running Rhino 7 (?)

Nvidia graphics card
15” screen

I would want at least a 512GB SSD, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX with a minimum or 4GB VRAM (for one monitor), and as much VRAM as you can afford if you want multiple screens and rendering.

Thanks for this - If not using for rendering, what feature is scrimpable? RAM, GeForce RTX, processor speed?

If you’re not doing much rendering and only running on a single screen, then pick an RTX with 4 GB VRAM

Several months ago, I picked up a Dell “Alienware” X14 with an i7 processor, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti (4GB VRAM) portable for $2k.
That might be a good setup for your needs.

so so but OK with R7 ??
9th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-9300H
8GB DDR4 (upgrade to 32)
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB

No one can really recommend what laptop to get, sorry if I sound like Morpheus, but they’re all a compromise of performance and portability and cost, what you want in a laptop is up to you.

But holy crap get at least 16GB RAM.


You can lead a horse to water,
But a pencil must be lead…

Appreciate the recommendations!
Shoestringing it here. Going back to Bootcamp on a 16gb MacBook Pro.:smiling_face_with_tear:

The 13" Intel MBPs are potatoes because of the Intel GPUs.
Only the larger screen Intel CPU MBPs have barely adequate AMD GPUs.