Command History (File)

Hi there!!!
I’m writing to this group because I have a question, from teacher to teacher :wink:
I now, at least I knew and now I can’t remember, a way to know if the student just made a copy and paste of a file and change it a little bit before summiting it.
Did I made myself clear?
Thanks in advance,
Alba.

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If you go to Options / Document Properties you can see when the document has been created and how many revisions it has


but it can be deceiving if you do save as.
Maybe guys from McNeel know some deeply hidden properties.

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Hi @armengoligasull,

If you search the forum for Plagiarism you will find discussions of this problem, including practical ideas of how to address suspicion of it, given the absence of definitive proof within the Rhino file.

HTH
Jeremy

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make sure to know your students and track their progress regularly. When the work is unexpectedly good, just ask to demonstrate and explain the process of how it was built. That’s all you can do. If someone really wants to then there is always a way to cheat.

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Hi @armengoligasull,

If you are using Rhino 7, you might consider having your users install the CommandTracker plug-in, They they can do this using the PackageManager command.

The command “tracks” the command run on a document by the user. This information is saved in the 3dm file.

When the user submits their 3dm files, open them and run the CommmandTracker command to view the command report. Compare the list of command, run by the user, to the model they’ve submitted. See if the model “makes sense” based on the commands they’ve used.

Using this, along with requiring a synopsis from the user, might be a good way of validating their work

Hope this helps,

– Dale

@bobkoll

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Ohhh yeahhhh! Thank you soooo much! I was looking for that one! :wink: I’m going to write to McNeel just in case there are hidden properties somewhere else. Thanks for the advice @Piotr

Thanks for the answer @jeremy5 Have a nice week!!

Thanks for the advice @Gijs
The point is that I have students that (for many reasons) didn’t attend the classes so I’m not able to track their progress. That is the real reason that I asked for a “command history file” :smiley:

Sooooo f… cool @dale Didn’t know the existence of this plugin :smiley: Now I need to think for a good argument to convince them to install the plugin lol :smiley:

I’m very grateful for all your answers. You made me realise and think about many aspects of the relation teacher-students to take in mind when teaching. Have a amazing start of the week!

Making it a requirement for any submitted work might convince the student… :wink:

– Dale

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