Rhino Notes 1

Rhino Introductory

Rhino interface – command prompt, snapping with osnap, drawing ribbon and toolbar, panning, rotating view

Topic_01: Drafting in Rhino

  1. Make sure Ortho is on
  2. Type Line> specify start point at 0,0, specify end point at a given “x” distance.
  3. Type Polyline>specify start point at 0,0, specify next point at a distance of”x”, next point at a distance of “x”, etc.
  4. Type Circle>specify start point at 0,0, specify radius length a distance of “x”
  5. Type Rectancle>specify start point at 0,0, specify other corner at “x,y” (10,10)
  6. Type Rectangle>in command line select 3 Point (in parenthesis)
  •         Specify start point at 0,0, specify end of first edge at a distance of “x”
  •         Specify width at a distance of “x”, Hit Enter
  1. Type Offset>select curve to offset (or geometry), specify offset at a distance “x”
  2. Type Polygon>in command line select Sides (in parenthesis)
  •         Change number of sides to desired amount at “x”
  •         Specify center point at 0,0

Topic_02: Editing Linework in Rhino

  1. Type Trim>select cutting object (curve of geometry, hold shift to select multiple objects)> Select object(s) to trim
  2. Type Join>select all curves to join. (creates single polyline from individual lines/polylines)
  3. Type Divide>select curves to divide,Hit “Enter” upon first prompt in command line specifying the seam point (Hitting Enter leaves it at its default setting which is fine)
  •         Specify number of segments at a number “x”, Hit Enter
  1. Type Split>select curve to split, select intersecting curve as cutting object, Enter
  2. Type Scale> select object, specify origin point (first point of reference length)
  •         Specify second point of reference length.
  •         Type in new value of “x” to override reference length.

Topic_03: Exporting from Rhino

  1. File>Export/Export selected (Export Selected allows you to export selected items instead of all of the geometry)
  2. Label file a given name, in a desired location on your harddrive
  3. Click Save As in the drop down menu below File Name.
  •         Scroll through list to “AutoCAD drawing (*.dwg)” Hit Enter
  •         New window pops up, Leave as Default.
  •         To save Rhino layers export as “Adobe Illustrator (*.ai)”
  1. Place geometry in Adobe Illustrator (File>Place)

Commands: Default Shortcut

  • Grid Snap:  F9  (can also be located in the toolbar typically docked in the bottom of the window)
  • Ortho:  F8  (can also be located in the toolbar typically docked in the bottom of the window)
  • Osnap:  (can also be located in the toolbar typically docked in the bottom of the window)
  • Point
  • Curve
  • Rectangle
  • Circle
  • Trim: T
  • Move:  M
  • Copy:  CO
  • Zoom:  Z
    • Extents:  E
  • Group:  Ctrl G
  • Undo:  Ctrl Z
  • Distance:  DIST
  • Gumball
  • Rebuild Curve
    • Degrees 1,1
    • Degrees 3,3
  • Rotate
  • Split
  • Scale1D
  • Scale2D
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