What is "Worldwide Commercial"?

Hi there.

Rhinoceros 5.0 “Worldwide Commercial”.

"Worldwide Commercial"
What does this word mean?
Retail product?

Oops, I don’t know.

Retail product for worldwide distribution… (worldwide means “around the world”)


Rhinoceros 5.0 “Worldwide Commercial” vs “Commercial” (have no Worldwide word)
Furthermore, “Educational Lab” vs “Educational” or “Not For Resale Lab” vs “Not For Resale” (have no Lab word)
Sometimes, “OEM”

I don’t know the differences.

I don’t think there’s a non-lab “Not for resale” version, nor such as thing as a “Worldwide Commercial” version, mine just says “Commercial,” and DEFINITELY no such thing as “OEM.” So if you see those or anything else it likely means is you’re looking at a cracked Rhino.

This one I can answer:

Single‑user license for students, faculty, and schools.

Full‑featured product - the same as the commercial version.
For students, faculty (teachers, instructors, and professors), staff, and schools only (proof of status is required).
Upgradeable at educational prices if the owner still qualifies for educational prices.
Upgradeable at commercial prices if the owner no longer qualifies for educational prices.
Can be used for either educational or commercial activities.
Not transferable (cannot be sold or transferred to another user)

Lab license for schools is

For educational institutions only (proof of status is required).
A full featured product - the same features as the commercial version.
A 30-user license to use Rhino on the computers in a single classroom or lab (one room). A network is not required.
Or, a 30‑user floating network license. A network and the Zoo is required.

These I have only seen in certain circumstances. Usually McNeel Staff

I have also seen illegal Rhinos with the “Corporate” label.

Yep… OTOH, I think there are individual “Not For Resale” licenses - they are rare though and you have seen one it’s probably one that has been cracked. “Not For Resale Lab” are reseller licenses, if someone other than a reseller/trainer has one, that is also likely stolen or cracked. Educational lab versions are for schools, Educational versions are for individuals. You’re right Jim, “worldwide commercial” is probably cracked… Real commercial versions (at least the ones I’ve seen) only say “Commercial”.


hmm, I think you’re right.

Thank you so much for the answer.

I’ve only seen the “Corporate” ones, or something like that, I wondered if that was something set up in Rhino’s code to indicate that it’s cracked, but I guess the variety of them indicates it’s part of the crack to try to say “oh this is the special enterprise OEM version that doesn’t need to be activated.”