Rhino 6 for mac - really slow response time

Hi all,

I just upgraded from Rhino v5 to v6 and am quite disappointed regarding the performance - working with the program has become really annoying as I have a very slow response time when clicking on an object - it takes roughly half a second until it gets selected and I can work on it. In v5 object selection was almost real-time…
Anybody else experiencing this? Any way to improve response time?
Thank you!

I can confirm that, the worst are annotations and text. Let’s hope for some future enhancement.

Hi - can you both run the Rhino SystemInfo command and copy-paste the result here?

Rhino 6 SR23 2020-2-24 (Public Build, 6.23.20055.11282, Git hash:master @ 8106edaa648ba209a8fc587f0f7fcccbaac09169)
License type: Educational, build 2020-02-24
License details: Stand-Alone

Apple Intel 64-bit macOS Version 10.15.3 (Build 19D76) (Physical RAM: 32Gb)
Mac Model Identifier: MacBookPro15,1
Machine name: ***
Language: en

AMD Radeon Pro 555X OpenGL Engine (OpenGL ver:4.1 ATI-3.5.5)

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Height

Vendor Name: ATI Technologies Inc.
Render version: 4.1
Shading Language: 4.10
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: n/a
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 4 GB
Graphics: Radeon Pro 555X
Displays: Color LCD (258dpi 2x)

Graphics processors
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (1536 MB)
Radeon Pro 555X (4 GB)
Color LCD (1680 x 1050)

USB devices
Apple Inc.: Touch Bar Backlight
Apple Inc.: Touch Bar Display
Apple Inc.: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
Apple: Headset
Apple Inc.: Ambient Light Sensor
Apple Inc.: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
Apple Inc.: Apple T2 Controller

Bluetooth devices

Third party kernel extensions
ch.tripmode.TripModeNKE (2.0.2) 35BFD779-684E-3A7D-8093-AE25AA733589

Third party plugins

Rhino plugins
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 6.23.20055.11282
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/PlugIns/import_PDF.rhp “PDFReader” 6.23.20055.1002
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/PlugIns/NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots” 6.23.20055.1002
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/PlugIns/RhinoBonusTools.rhp “Rhino Bonus Tools” 6.23.20055.1002
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/GrasshopperPlugin.rhp “Grasshopper” 6.23.20055.11282
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/PlugIns/PanelingTools.rhp “PanelingTools” 6.23.20055.1002
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/PlugIns/AnimationTools.rhp “AnimationTools” 6.23.20055.1002
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/Commands.rhp “Commands” 6.23.20055.11282
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhMaterialEditor.framework “Renderer Development Kit” 6.23.20055.1002
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RDK_EtoUI.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 6.23.20055.11282
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/PlugIns/Displacement.rhp “Displacement” 6.23.20055.1002
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/PlugIns/export_ACAD.rhp “AutoCAD file export : export_ACAD” 6.23.20055.1002
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/PlugIns/NamedPositions.rhp “Named Position” 6.23.20055.1002
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/PlugIns/export_STEP.rhp “STEP Export” 6.23.20055.1002
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/Frameworks/RhCore.framework/Resources/ManagedPlugIns/RhinoDLR_Python.rhp “IronPython” 6.23.20055.11282
/Applications/Rhinoceros 6.app/Contents/PlugIns/RhinoRender.rhp “Rhino Render” 6.23.20055.1002

I had performance issues several months ago with my Macbook Pro early 2017, trying out the beta version of Rhino mac v6. The program was just slow in response and very laggy to use. The new versions (6.23) solved that problem and I was able to buy two upgrades for our offices. Using them happily now, Rhino 6 is killer and a big improvement.

The only perfomance issues I experience sometimes is by importing large dwgs. Obviously there is still some work to be done, because extensive dwg is the basic drawing info you get from clients and contractors. You need to be able to import them and work with high performance.