I was reading some of the things people dislike about Rhino. “Inaccurate”, “expensive”, “steep learning curve”.
I’m going to have to disagree with all of that. How is it inaccurate? We use it for automotive fixturing, where our tolerances are up to 10X tighter than automotive part tolerances. We’ve produced tens of thousands of fixtures using Rhino over the last 17 years. Not once that I recall have we had problems with Rhino’s supposed “inaccuracy”.
Expensive? Compared to what? I’m guessing this is coming from people who have never had to purchase other modeling software. They may not even be aware that most charge annual maintenance fees which are more that the price of Rhino. Perhaps they’re thinking everyone should give it away for free like Autodesk does. Using that logic, I suppose any work they do with Rhino they should do for free as well?
With regard to a “steep learning curve”, I don’t agree with that either. Maybe if you expect to learn absolutely everything about Rhino before you plan to use it, then maybe, but to sit down with it, review the tutorials, and start being productive, no, we find it pretty easy.
So I would have to say that the reviews shouldn’t be taken that seriously. My biggest complaint about Rhino is that it doesn’t ship with a mousepad anymore.