PanelingTools resources

The PanelingTools is a McNeel plug-in used to helps generate 2D and 3D cellular patterns and populate them over rectangular grids. PanelingTools supports intuitive design of paneling concepts as well as to rationalize complex geometry into a format suitable for analysis and fabrication. It is closely integrated with Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, and is widely used for architectural and other building designers.


  • Rhino/GH 7 (Windows 64): Use PackageManager command in Rhino, search for PanelingTools, then install and restart Rhino.
  • Rhino/GH 7 (Mac): Ships with Rhino7 in Rhino and Grasshopper.
  • Rhino/GH 6 (Windows 64): download here…
  • Rhino/GH 5 (Windows 64): download here…
  • Rhino 5 WIP 5.4 (Mac): Installed with Rhino, but accessible only through command-line (no toolbar available). download here…
    To access PanelingTools in Grasshopper for the Mac, follow the instructions here…


Getting started with PanelingTools videos

Free On-Demand online course:

Free online webinars and tutorials:

  • Webinar course: a comprehensive overview (13 parts, 1 hour) Click for details…
  • Digital Sketching with PanelingTools. Found here…
  • Webinar at the University of Florida. Link to the three parts on Vimeo: part 1 , part 2 , part 3
  • Webinars and tutorials on Vimeo are found here…


  • The discourse forum is a great place to post questions, report bugs and share your work.
  • Contact the developer

Chinese webinar course of PanelingTools / 中文在线教学视频 Click for details
Chinese manual of PanelingTools / 简体中文手册 Click for details