I have just registered for an evaluation licence.
With the evaluation licence I can only download the Rhino version 7, and the ArchiCAD live connection only supports up to version 6.
Is there a way, to try the connection without buying a commercial Rhino 6 licence?
Probably there is going to be a new version of the live connection soon, but my evaluation will expire, and hopefully COVID will be gone soon, and I won’t be as enthusiastic as I am now to spend my free time before my computers learning stuff.
I am working as an architect, and would love to learn about parametric design, and maybe get the leaders of the company to buy Rhino - but they definitely won’t do that if I can’t use the software.
Thank you for confirming that it is possible to get it to work.
Indeed the connection seams to be working between ArchiCAD 24 and Rhino 7.0 - but the install process is far from smooth. Here is what I did, if anyone has the same problem:
download, and install Rhino 6. It only asks for licence for starting the software - which you don’t need
install the ArchiCAD connection. It will work this time.
the installer puts a ArchiCADConnection.gha file to rhino6/plug-ins/grashopper. Copy it to rhino 7.
the .gha will not load at this point, as it needs Newtonsoft.Json.dll to run. It is renamed as Newtonsoft.Json.Rhino.dll in rhino 7. I copied the one from the rhino 6/system to Rhino 7/system. Seams to be working
at this point ArchiCAD stopped working. I needed to reinstall it
after the reinstall, is seams to be working fine (well at least on the surface)