Where is Rhino 6?

I have to agree that the price tag is massive, desktop subscription is what people purchase nowadays.which means u get the latest version of
Their product but if you work in an arcitecture design company they will provide the software for you… :stuck_out_tongue:

Actually, at work I use AutoCAD and Inventor, not Rhino! :smile: But as everything in life a comparison without the PRICE is not REAL! At the end You get what You can AFFORD !

AutoCad isnt cheap either… as long as its under AUtodesk, it will always be expensive. :stuck_out_tongue:
I have never used Inventor, I heard its awesome, can you share a little bit about inventor?

And I thought this behavior is only for T-Spline now. If you don’t use grasshopper (old functions can be used with grashopper now), than the new v4 contain one new command and some improvements (that could called bugfixes too) only. In the past this would be a SR or x.1 only.

A comment totally unfounded …

Another possibility is people complain about Rhino’s development have a good knowledge and know the Rhino limits,they also use many others 3D and CAD softwares and they have many points of comparison.

Actually I often need to switch to another sofwtare simply because rhino is unable to produce what i need, it’s a waste of time.
For example “fillet”, must i follow this technique : Existing small radius [McNeel Wiki] each time a need to produce a large radius fillet ? this problem is solved since so long on others software, one click and done.

My asking isn’t a child’s whim, it’s a real need , that seems to be a reasonnable reason for asking further developpment.

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Rhino can not be all things to all people. The illusion of one software package being able to “do it all” is just that - an illusion. Use Rhino for what it does best, other software for what they do best…

Do continue to wish for the things that it Rhino doesn’t do well, but don’t expect instantaneous miracles given the size of the company and the fact that Rhino is positioned as a “universal”, non-industry specific CAD platform.

People have been predicting Rhino’s demise since V3 or before, but it’s still here and growing. In the end, it’s the market that will determine the viability of any software. Markets change, users change, development focus changes and adapts… Where is Rhino going and how will people respond to its next development stage? I don’t pretend to be able to see into the future. I’ll leave that to Bob & co… :smile:


Clearly you re not comfortable working with Rhino, this is the least of my concerns. I actually love the fact that i m in full control of my fillets by doing a few more clicks and working in surfacing mode rather than solids… Also other packages 30 times the price of rhino do have filleting issues as well.


I agree with you in substance , but some tools really need an update.


Clearly you have no idea on what you say …

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And the way for you to help make that happen is by providing specific examples of cases where existing tools do not work or by detailing new functionality.

Lot of users have already requested many good things, don’t need to repeat what has already been said.

This reminds me of a friend who claimed to have the biggest collection of seashells of any museum or institution. “Wow!” I said, “Where do you store all of them ?!” He said, “I keep them scattered on beaches all over the world.”


Hallelujah brother!!


The Rhino community gets real cranky when you rip on Rhino. FYI, there’s no flaws or bugs in Rhino, only challenges and opportunities to showcase awesome Rhino work-around skills and waste countless hours! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

I agree 100%. The question is - which tools? I’m sure my priorities are not the same as yours. And every person in here will have a different set.



I agree with you,

For the tools, there is a huge wishlist, we will see what wish will come true, i’m not worried about that.

Anyway can i suggest fillet ? :smile:

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Yes, there is always a possibility to do in rhino, but doesn’t make sense to pass 15 minutes where you can do the same in 15 seconds, that’s why i’m switching to others soft , i don’t ask to rhino to become the best CAD tool in a world, i just would like to avoid some switching :slight_smile:

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Rhino has a fillet function.
That’s why I wrote “specific examples”.

I agree with you there, I would like to see many improvements in the core geometry engine… Fillets, shelling, etc. are all part of the same “problem area”, that of being able to intersect/extend/trim arbitrary NURBS surfaces together…

The last couple of weeks I’ve been working on a project that involves volumes mostly composed of planar surfaces. The solid editing tools with Gumball work really well and are a great time saver if it all stays planar . But get one warped surface in your object and the editing can go sideways very quickly. Sometimes I turn on SolidPts and move one point and Rhino freezes, leaving me wishing I had saved before hand. If I wait awhile, the command will actually finish and let me have control back. And then I see it was trying to add hundreds of knots to the surface… I’d love to see some improvement in this area as well.


Would MergeAllFaces come under the ‘core geometry engine’ also? This has been unreliable for a very long time.

Regarding shelling. As it seems there is some work being done on Rhino’s meshing: Third party mesher for Rhino
Would this make a mesh version of the shell tool a more realistic option? Perhaps MeshThicken as opposed to Shell…
Selfishly thinking of my own STL requirements here, but would be a useful alternative to where shelling just doesn’t work.

Can you post an example of this?




Yes, i know this kind of restricition, a tool i really like to use for direct editing is spaceclaim, work really well :


Video from 2011


You can also see how spaceclaim play with fillet, the guys on video is really pushing the limit, and that work.

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