Rhino crashes when starting by opening a file




Now I started Rhino a from the App Icon, and starting the file removed everything than the geometry – directly after opening my file from within the “Recents” section from splash screen.

I managed to save my file on the desktop prior to closing; afterwards I selected “Do not save”, though it saved the geometry-only file nevertheless.

That doesn´t seem to belong to the file location (NAS).
Even the same file on the desktop behaves the same.

Even on WIP 5.4

Maybe there´s some odd setting / bad content in the file.
Other files work for now …

Only force quitting Rhino from OS X 10.11.6 helps not to save the wrong file geometry.

But now I don´t know how to open my file in any way.

the crashing file from now:
CLIENTNAME Displays - Möbel Connect - Einhängeteile (alle) (3).3dm (9.9 MB)


Software information

Software versions
Rhinoceros version: 5.3.1 (5D193)
IronPython version: 5.1.2015.131
Language: en
macOS version: Version 10.11.6 (Build 15G1217)


Third party kernel extensions
com.3dconnexion.driver (10.2.2) 598AA167-B9DE-3DFC-8288-33EEA0E4951B
com.getdropbox.dropbox.kext (1.8.6) 64ED2422-9A10-3C8A-AD9E-474ABB6E87EB
com.parallels.kext.usbconnect (11.2.2 32651) 6996036D-00B1-367C-8702-95DDF4182433
com.parallels.kext.hypervisor (11.2.2 32651) 1E4D9C3F-3A55-3F96-A377-7875345DA4B7
com.parallels.kext.netbridge (11.2.2 32651) E96BCE0A-C480-374F-A9F9-E81D2A631FC2
com.parallels.kext.vnic (11.2.2 32651) 7189C8F0-E8BA-3975-AFF8-2D1DA25E1E87

Hardware information

Computer hardware
Hardware model: iMac12,2
Processor: Intel Core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Memory: 16 GB
Architecture: Intel 64 bit

Video hardware
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1024 MB
Memory: 1024 MB
Screen size: 2560 x 1440
Displays: iMac (109dpi 1x)

USB devices
Apple Computer, Inc.: IR Receiver
Apple: Card Reader
Apple Inc.: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
Apple Inc.: Bluetooth USB Host Controller

Bluetooth devices
Broadcom: Magic Keyboard
Broadcom: Magic Trackpad 2

OpenGL information

OpenGL software
OpenGL version: 2.1 ATI-1.42.15
Render version: 2.1
Shading language: 1.20
Maximum texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum viewport size: 16384 x 16384

Implementation settings
Use texture compression: No

Appearance settings
Antialiasing: 4x
Mip map filtering: None
Anisotropic filtering: None

(Marlin Prowell) #12

It looks like you have already deleted the obsolete versions of Rhino you had on your computer. I was hoping to see what old version of Rhino was causing the crash. Regardless, that fixed your crashing problem.

As far as the second problem, your sample model contains only geometry. When Mac Rhino opens that model it needs to create additional items like viewport definitions to be able to display the model. That incorrectly marked the model as changed. This will be fixed in the next WIP release.


Yes, but that wasn´t made up by me – or at least not what i intended to do.

As described before, somehow Rhino deleted all the info on starting the file (and starting Rhino with starting it), possibly because i saved with “only geometry”, but with other file(s), NOT THIS one:

(Marlin Prowell) #14

Are you still having an issue with saving Rhino files? If so, please describe your process so we can duplicate it here.

(Dan Belcher) #15

We made some changes in the latest RhinoWIP (5E41w). Please give it a try. Is the behavior any better?


This attached newly created file makes Rhino crash when being dragged on the latest WIP version:

TEST 3 Boxes (Opening 2. Doubleclick).3dm (2.9 MB)

I also sent a report through Rhino.

(Marlin Prowell) #17

Thank you for submitting a crash report. I wasn’t able to duplicate this myself, but found the issue using the crash report. This will be fixed in the next WIP.

(Dan Belcher) #18

This should be fixed in the latest RhinoWIP (5E44w). Give it a go.


Great to know that it helped to find the error, hopefully.

Thanks for your work!


It´s true. Totally true. You have to believe it.

Version 5E41w crashed my “3 Boxes” file.

Version 5E44w now works. No crashes from dragging a file on the dock icon.


To be honest, the “flattening” of the file in my first entry here happened most likely by an accident; the flattening seems to not be caused by this error.

(Dan Belcher) #22

Good to hear.

Believe me.

Believe me.


The crashing on startup (by double-clicking on a file) is actually happening again.

No work files were harmed, though.

Not sure when it began, but it´s not new with the latest regular version (5D197).

The beta (5E78w) seems to work, regarding this error.

bug report sent through Rhino bug report (just now - 2017-05-03 / 17:33).


Rhino again crashes on every opening by 3dm file. :neutral_face:

… works when opeing rhino from the dock. :thinking:

(Dan Belcher) #26

RhinoWIP or Rhino 5.3.2?


Rhino 5.3.2

(Dan Belcher) #28

I’m not able to reproduce this. Given that the fixes that have been made in the thread above have not made their way into 5.4 (yet), I can imagine that you might be seeing what you saw before. What happens in the current RhinoWIP?



Didn´t know that:

In the current 5.4 WIP (5E199w) no error occurs.