Definition of Rhino Template files

Does Rhino see a template file as a distinct file type, or only know that a file is a Template because it’s stored in the folder nominated in Rhino Options > Files?

Whatever the answer, is it true for V8, V7 and V5?

Rhino template files are normal .3dm files in this location

Hi Matt -

Just to elaborate a bit on that one. There is, as Japhy wrote, no difference between template files and any other 3dm files. When you run New, you are asked to find a 3dm file that will be used as a template (or you can use the “No Template” option). This file doesn’t have to be located in that path that is set in the Rhino options. You can use any 3dm file in any location.

The behavior has always been the same.