RhinoParametrics
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Rhino
Minimum hardware required: same as Rhino3D v5
Operating system(s): Windows XP, Vista, 7
Most recent version date & number: January 2013 , 3.1
Number of installations:

 


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  Description
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Welcome to the RhinoParametrics World !
Parametric & Associative design embedded in RHINO

Willam FRANCK:

Jessens CHEN:

Jean François ROGER:


More than 10000 objects
99% RhinoParametrics

RhinoParametrics gives us a true solution by letting the naval architect adjust all those very first parameters.

We've saved a lot of hours !


I think Grasshopper is more difficult thanRhinoParametrics

To be an effective designer need a parametric intuitive modeling tools to quickly develop your design today, RhinoParametrics is a good choice

RhinoParametrics Rhino add-on software is formidably efficient and powerfull

RhinoParametrics while I was starting to stop using "Rhino stand alone" product

William FRANCK of the engineering department of Rover-Yachts

 

The inception of a sailboat is an iterative work so to obtain a correct dimension of the hull, the right positionning of breadth and draught in order to get the center of buoyancy in line with the current CG. Sails and mast geometry has to be refined, especially the mast's position.

In such a workflow,RhinoParametrics gives us a true solution by letting the naval architect adjust all those very first parameters.

Our first drawings have been made by using solely RhinoParametrics's geometric functionalities. Just by moving a reference point, an angle or a reference distance, you will get your boat updated in seconds. No points selection for moving, no fastidious redrawing !
We've saved a lot of hours !


Once this iterative phase is over, you just continue your 3D modeling with the classic and powerfull Rhino3D functionnalities.




William Franck
www.rover-yachts.com

Jessens CHEN McNeel Asie

 

As you know Rhino did not have history before Rhino 4
Change the feature was not a easy thing in Rhino.

Now we have Grasshopper and RhinoParametrics to do it, Grasshopper is closed the programming software.

I think it is more difficult than RhinoParametrics for beginner, to be an effective designer need a parametric intuitive modeling tools to quickly develop your design today.

RhinoParametrics is a good choice.

Jessens chen

Jean-François ROGER Naval Architecte


My working domain is naval architecture,
I was practicing as non professional by hobby until my ideas really started to be considered, then I have become a professional for one year.

I am currently working on a concept design of supply Offshore vessel.

And for concept and basic designs, your RhinoParametrics Rhino add-on software is formidably efficient and powerfull. I has also allowed me to continue to use Rhino + RhinoParametrics while I was starting to stop using "Rhino stand alone" product because of its limitations


With the improvements in lastRhinoParametricsversion 1.4.0, I will be able to save still more time and test various design concepts even so some naval architect parameters are not yet fully fixed..

ROGER Jean-François
jef.roger@gmail.com





 

RhinoParametrics is the latest fruit of a multi-year research & development effort. RhinoParametrics transparently embeds truly parametric and associative functionality in any Rhino object, but in addition also offers an even more extensive set of parametric object creation functions. RhinoParametrics commands reside in a single toolbar, the button icons of which match Rhino's, to provide an intuitive graphical interface. RhinoParametrics is based on a core parametric modelling engine, essential requirement for any iterative design process. In this environment, all geometry generation operations (create points, curves, surfaces, or volumes) and all geometry transformations (move, copy, rotate, mirror, etc.) are parametric objects themselves, their own defining parameters being numerical values and/or other parametric objects.

  • FULLY INTEGRATED IN RHINO
  • 75+ PARAMETRIC OBJECTS
  • 140+ CREATION METHODS
  • FULLY PARAMETRIC & ASSOCIATIVE
  • ERGONOMIC
  • INTUITIVE
  • ON-THE-FLY CONVERSION OF RHINO OBEJCTS NOT PARAMETRIC OBJECTS
  • CONTINUE WORKING AS ALWAYS
  • ACT ON SELECTED SUBSETS, OR EVEN ON THE FULL MODEL
  • INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY

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Above a simple parametric object's relations scheme

Left parametric building and associated stairs

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Right parametric hull shape and associated internal structure

Above: bicycle parametric handle and associated brake lever assembly

A comprehensive set of RhinoParametrics tutorials and videos can be watched and downloaded from www.RhinoParametrics.com, please check as new ones continue to be posted. The list of tutorials and videos includes :

Beginner Level

User Interface
Static commands (Part 1)
Static commands (Part 2)
Dynamic commands
GeometricTransformations
Construction Planes : Basics
Work practice (Part 1)
Work practice (Part 2)

Intermediate Level

Different points types
Creating objects and dimensional constraints
Assemblies
Create an armchair (Part 1)
Create an armchair (Part 2)

Expert Level

Location constraint automatic search
Out-of-date objects
Foghorn (Part 1)
Foghorn (Part 2)

Demo videos

Hinge
Iron design
Boat structure
House
Break handle
Stairs & Steps
Body plan
Modern Architecture



 
  Features
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RhinoParametrics Features

 

Native Rhino command

Continue working as you have so far.

You can use Rhino command, RhinoParametrics interprete it and create parametric objects for you
Treeview

All your ojects are agregated in the treeview.

Arrange the treeview as you want and find easily your objects.

 

Dialog Box

Each RhinoParametrics object can be configured by dialog box.

Allow you to easily control all object parameters.
Many features

RhinoParametrics has approximatively 200 features.

Each object has many construction methods allow you to choose which configuration is adapted to your project.
Parametric Kernel

The parametric kernel allow to propagate modification in your model.

Save your times with the parametrics concept.

Test various design.
Mathematical formulas



Each numerical fields accept mathematical formulas.

Constrain your model as you want.
Non parametric object

RhinoParametrics allow you to use parametric and non parametric objects in the same project.

You can use non parametric objects as reference of parametric objects.
Replace command

The replace command is a powerful command allow you to replace a reference object by another in a lot of objects in one shot.

To increase your productivity and test multiple design this feature is really useful.
Stop Build propagation

To improve your modification, when you need modify multiple reference objects of a same parent object, you could stop the build propagtion.

It's allow you to modify each child objects without build the parent. When all children are modified, you can relaunch the build propagation.

On big projects you can save a lot of times.

 

RhinoParametrics Documentation

 

Link to Rhinoparametrics.com

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