Export to Rhino 5


(Wosewick) #1


I create a lot of templates for other people to use as a starting point for a class. I have Rhino 5 and 6, but most of the users only have Rhino 5 (because it’s on the school computers). The templates usually have named layers, however, they sometimes do not have any objects when when I send them out. This means that in Rhino for Mac, where exporting selected objects is the only means of saving as a R5, none of the empty layers export, whereas in Rhino 6 for the PC, I can simply save as to Rhino 5.

Would it be possible to get a “save as Rhino 5” option?


(Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory) #2

You should be able to use Export.

(Wosewick) #3

It doesn’t seem to be exporting the empty layers, the exception being an empty layer that is set as my current layer.

(Wim Dekeyser) #4

Hi @wosewick, we have a request on our list to be able to use SaveAs to save in a different file format - RH-48888. I have added a note that this should also cover previous 3dm file formats.

For the time being, I would suggest making the template file in the Rhino 5 format so that they can be used on both versions.