Friday, March 16, 2018

LAST CALL - OLTRE IL BIM event in Milano (Italy) - March 28-29

OLTRE IL BIM Conference & Workshops
Milano, Italy
March 28-29, 2018


Graphisoft Italy, in collaboration with McNeel Europe, has organized a Conference on Parametric Design and BIM, followed by workshops, in Milano, Italy, on the 28-29 March.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about Computational Architectural Design and the Rhino-Grasshopper-ArchiCAD solution.

Speakers include McNeel Europe (news about Rhino 6 and food4Rhino), Ákos Karóczkai (Grasshopper and BIM expert), Mario Sacco & Michele Calvano, Jorge Beneitez (Enzyme), Arturo Tedeschi, Guillermo Ramírez (Helen & Hard), Carlo Zanchetta, Yoseph Pagliero and Caterina Bellotto.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Exchanging models between Rhino and Revit through IFC

VisualARQ provides IFC features that help architects, engineers, and professionals of the AEC industry to exchange 3D models between Rhino and other BIM programs.

The IFC guide from Rhino to Revit is aimed at helping users to export and import models between Rhino and Revit using the IFC file format. The guide provides useful information for the following topics:

  • How does the import & export through IFC work?
  • What information can be stored in IFC files generated with VisualARQ?
  • How are VisualARQ and Rhino objects recognized in Revit?
  • Solutions for common problems in this process.

The guide also adds tips of how to tag any Rhino geometry with specific IFC type or how to add custom parameters to geometry for IFC files.

Monday, March 12, 2018

New RhinoGold 6.6

New RhinoGold 6.6 CAD for jewelry!

The RhinoGold team announced the updated Version 6 of RhinoGold that runs on the recently launched Rhino 6.

What's new? Rhino 6 compatibility, of course. Functionally, RhinoGold 6.6 runs the same as RhinoGold 6.5. To see the 100+ improvements, see the update notes. 

Karamba for Rhino 6

Karamba is a parametric structural engineering tool which provides accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames and shells.

Karamba is fully embedded in the parametric design environment of Grasshopper, a plug-in for the 3d modeling tool Rhinoceros. This makes it easy to combine parameterized geometric models, finite element calculations and optimization algorithms like Galapagos.

The new work in progress version for Karamba is now available. It now contains a dedicated installer for Rhino 6 as well as many other new features!

A full list of new features and bug fixes can be found here

SudoHopper3D in Medellin

Rhino3D Colombia announces a SudoHopper3D game session at UPB Medellin

Date: Tuesday, March 13th
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Bloque 9, Aula 306 - UPB Campus Laureles, Medellin 

For more information, please contact Andres Franco Tel 412-3015

SudoHopper3D is a card game to improve the overall understanding of parametric thinking in Grasshopper. It playfully takes you on a journey through mathematics, algorithms and basic coding. Players surprisingly learn concepts such as vector geometry and trigonometry.

SudoHopper3D advantages do not stop at simple math skills. Besides the unique math portion of the game, players also learn problem-solving, logic, and sequential reasoning in a socially interrelated and entertaining environment.

Friday, March 9, 2018

New RhinoFabStudio in Bogota

Please join McNeel Miami in welcoming La Fábrica Digital Co as a new authorized RhinoFabStudio.

We will be holding a presentation on the new Rhino 6 + Grasshopper. We will be also showing SudoHopper3D a card game that will playfully take you on a journey through mathematics, algorithms and basic coding, making it fun to learn parametric thinking with Grasshopper.
Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Cra 47a # 91-91 Bogota, Colombia

For more information please contact: Alejandro Gutierrez 

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio™ (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mobiliario Paramétrico con Rhino 6 y Grasshopper

Join us at Feria Tecnológica e Industrial del Mueble y la Madera trade show in Bogota, Colombia; where we will presenting the new Rhino 6 and Grasshopper for design and fabrication of furniture pieces.

Andres Gonzalez from RhinoFabStudio - McNeel Miami, will explain what parametric design is, its advantages, how it can be applied in the creation of furnishings and the tools that are currently being used to fabricate them. You can check some sample works by visiting: GFD3D

You will find us at Sierras y Equipos - Stands #421-417-469-465 this week.
See the floor plan here

There will be a formal presentation on Friday, March 9-2018 from 3:00-5:00 pm (Salones conectores 4 y 5 Corferias) 

For more information click here or contact Rhino3D Colombia - Andres Franco



ESEF tradeshow in Utrecht - March 20-23

Design8 bv, Authorized Rhino Reseller, will be present on ESEF 2018, the trade show in the field of supply, outsourcing, product development and engineering.

ESEF 2018 will be held from Tuesday March 20 until Friday March 23, 2018 at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht.

Come visit Design8 bv booth (1.A071) to learn more about Rhino 6 and V-Ray.
Visiting Design8 bv on ESEF 2018 is completely free! Click on this link for free registration

Environmental Design and Sustainable Analysis in Rhino/Grasshopper

The Potential of Sustainability Analysis in a Parametric Workflow

Par Bratt is an architectural designer at COOKFOX Architects in New York City. COOKFOX is an award-winning firm with a long history of sustainable design. It is the first architectural firm to have designed four LEED Platinum projects in New York City.

The rapidly increasing need for environmentally responsible design calls for a workflow where sustainable analysis is implemented as early as possible in the design process. Par Bratt shares his thoughts and insights regarding the importance of implementing sustainability analysis in the early stages of architectural design and making it a part of the same parametric environment wherein design itself takes place:

“A key to this design methodology is making the analysis software’s graphical interface intuitive and easy to use even for architects who aren’t specialized in the field. Grasshopper allows those with minimal or no coding experience to operate within a creative parametric environment. The relatively recent incorporation of analysis software such as LadybugPlus and Calibri into Grasshopper was an important step in the right direction. It facilitates a workflow where environmental facts and data can inform the architectural design from the very beginning and allow for environmentally responsible decisions to be made proactively rather than retroactively.”

For a recent COOKFOX project, Par implemented a workflow where a parametrically setup daylight analysis in DIVA for Grasshopper informed and evaluated the size and proportions of an atrium in a multi-story building.

“Daylight optimization is often a balance between blocking out direct sunlight to reduce glare and visual discomfort while allowing enough daylight to propagate throughout the floor plan. Having a fast and continuous visual feedback showing the consequences of every single design iteration is what allows for total control of those tradeoffs.”

“Performance analytics software such as DIVA and LadybugPlus are essential tools to develop environmentally responsible design,” Par says. “Both of these tools can be used as plugins for Grasshopper.”

As more architecture firms move into the world of parametric design, it becomes increasingly important to also include the analysis tools that go with the design and modeling tools within that same parametric environment.

madCAM for Rhino 6

madCAM is a 3D CAM plug-in for Rhino that gives the operator the ability to perform both modeling and toolpath creation inside Rhino 3D. 

All menus for controlling madCAM and generated toolpaths are inside Rhino and stored together with your model. 

Developed for toolmaking (Mould And Die) as well as for prototype productions. madCAM generates a non-collision toolpath with excellent cutting action. Used where demand for accuracy and perfect surface smoothness is required. Meant for the NC-operator who demands an easy-to-use and efficient system. It facilitates effective manufacturing in a short period of time.

EvoluteTools for Rhino 6

Evolute is happy to announce that EvoluteTools for Rhino 6 is now shipping.

• EvoluteTools is now available for both Rhino 5 and Rhino 6 for Windows
• New EvoluteTools licenses can be used in Rhino 5 and Rhino 6
• Existing licenses can be upgraded at a 50% discount

All customers who bought an EvoluteTools license in 2018 or in the second half of 2017 will receive a free upgrade on request. Contact Evolute if you are interested in this option.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Rhino 6 at UNIEMPRESRIAL - Bogota

UNIEMPRESARIAL and McNeel Miami invite you to attend a presentation on Rhino 6: Parametric Design and Fabrication in Bogota, Colombia.  

Join us and learn more about the new Rhino 6 and
Grasshopper, a very exciting and powerful tool for parametric design that will take your ideas and concepts to a new level.

Date: March 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: UNIEMPRESARIAL - Escuela de Ingeniería

For more information please contact: Julio Alberto Castillo 
PBX:  3808000  Ext:460

Interested in learning Grasshopper in a fun way?
SudoHopper3D is a card game to improve the overall understanding of parametric thinking in Grasshopper. SudoHopper3D playfully takes you on a journey through mathematics, algorithms and basic coding. Players also learn problem-solving, logic, and sequential reasoning in a socially interrelated and entertaining environment.

Shape To Fabrication 7 - London (UK) - April 24-25

Organized by SimplyRhino UK, the Shape To Fabrication conference (April 24-25, London) focuses on cutting-edge technology, innovative construction, and applications in architecture, engineering, and design. This year's speakers are shaping the future, unafraid to push technology and engineering to new heights.

We live in an unprecedented time. An age where buildings are moving, jewelry is printed, clothes are sprayed on, facades are folded by robots and cars are made of textile. We are proud to present to you the brave few, the first to use such pioneering technologies to create these magical experiences.

Presenters at Shape to Fabrication 2018 include:

Foster + Partners
Heatherwick Studio
Zaha Hadid Architects
3XN architects GXN innovation
Format Engineers
Studio Moritz Waldemeyer
Zoe Laughlin / Institute of Making
McNeel Developers

Rese arch MEETUP Paris 2018 - April 4

Rese arch MEETUP is an annual international conference and networking event to bring together practitioners and theorists of computational design in architecture, experts in digital manufacturing and related contemporary thinkers and philosophers. The current edition will take place on 4 April 2018 in Paris. Together with Pecha Kucha on 5 April 2018 it will be the main event of the DATASCAPES Fest 2018 hosted by VOLUMES Paris, a coworking and maker space for design and open innovation.

The event is a mid-size informal gathering of peer designers and researchers in the field of computational design in architecture. Each of the speakers holds a 20 minutes long lecture followed by 10 minutes Q&A session. The purpose is to update the peers of each other’s projects, agendas, and research. It is also a great opportunity to meet in person and arrange future collaborations in a professional, yet friendly and relaxed environment.

The rese arch MEETUP has previously taken place in Bratislava, Slovakia (2015), Paris, France (2016) and Prague, Czechia (2017). The events were honored by speeches from Martin Alvarez - ICD Stuttgart (DE); Phil Ayres - CITA (DK); Efilena Baseta - NOUMENA, IAAC (ES); Daniel Bolojan - Nonstandard Studio (AT); Johannes Braumann – Association for Robots in Architecture (AT); Giulio Brugnaro - UCL the Bartlett school of Architecture (UK); Francesco Cingolani - Design by Data (FR); Tudor Cosmatu - ALTU (DE); Adriana Debnárová - VŠVU (SK); Alessio Erioli - Co-de-It (IT); Manuel Jimenez Garcia - UCL the Bartlett school of Architecture (UK); Daniel Koehler - lab-eds (AT); David Kovařík - UMPRUM (CZ) Neil Leach - (UK); BEHNAZ FARAHI - (USA); Stuart Maggs - Scaled Robotics (ES); Ryan Vincent Manning - IoUD (AT/USA); Erik Martinez - ICD Stuttgart (DE); Christoph Müller - TU Wien (AT); Stefana Parascho - ETH (CH); Ján Pernecký - rese arch (SK); Jan Petrš - MOLAB ČVUT (CZ); Jindřich Ráftl - MOLAB ČVUT (CZ); Gilles Retsin - Gilles Retsin Architecture / UCL the Bartlett school of Architecture (UK); Klaas De Rycke - Bollinger+Grohmann (FR); Aldo Sollazzo - Noumena / IAAC (ES); Dominik Strzelecz - die Angewandte (AT); Justyna Swat - POC21, USIL (FR); Tomáš Tholt - FA STU (SK); Shota Tsikoliya - UMPRUM (CZ); Imro Vaško - UMPRUM (CZ) Mateusz Zwierzycki - CITA (DK). The conference is hosted by Ján Pernecký - rese arch (SK).

Monday, March 5, 2018

Rhino 6 webinar in Russian - March 6 and 20

SABIT Software, Authorized Rhino Reseller, has organized a free webinar about the Top-10 new functions of Rhino 6 and its practical usage.

There are two different dates: March 6 and March 20.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Free Webinar: Display and Rendering in Rhino 6

Display and Rendering in Rhino 6
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

This free webinar will explore the rendering and presentation improvements in Rhino 6.

Kyle Houchens will show you how to prepare a model for rendering, assign materials, and generate image files in Rhino 6.

In this session we will:
  • Showcase Rhino 6 rendering and presentation features.
  • Provide tons of tips and tricks during the session. Be sure to bring a notebook! 
  • Review tech support resources, training options, and best practices.
After the session ends, we will post the video on our Vimeo page for review at your own pace.

This will be an entertaining but fast moving technical demonstration of Rhino 6. Space is limited.

Friday, March 2, 2018

New: Rhino 6 for Windows Online Course

March 12-22
US$200 - Register here.

This class is for everyone. Designers, jewelers, architects, hobbyists... all users new to Rhino are welcome to attend.

In this online class, you'll learn to create and edit accurate free-form 3D NURBS models. This fast-moving class covers most of Rhino's functionality, including the most advanced surfacing commands. Attendees will learn to model and render in Rhino 6. Tons of tips & tricks will be included. Our class outline is available here.

  • Monday, March 12 - 9:00am-11:00am (Orientation)
  • Tuesday-Thursday, March 13-15 - 9:00am-1:00pm 
  • Tuesday-Thursday, March 20-22 - 9:00am-1:00pm
    All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Calculate your time zone. 

Ask questions and interact with the class and instructor in our live, online training. All sessions will be recorded and posted for your study and review. If you cannot make a session, you will be able to catch up at your convenience.

The class will be in English using the GoToTraining software.

Notes (what you need for the class): 
  • Rhino 5 or 6 for Windows software installed; Rhino for Mac is not acceptable software for this class. 
  • A stable and fast Internet connection. 
  • A headset/microphone combo. 
  • A hard copy of the Rhino Level 1 Training Manual, which you may download here.

Rhino 6 - Universidad El Bosque, Bogota

Universidad El Bosque  y McNeel Miami invites you to attend a presentation on Rhino 6: Data Driven Design and Fabrication in Bogota, Colombia.  

Join us and learn more about Rhino 6, its new enhancements and with Grasshopper included!!!

Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm
Place: Salon G203 

For more information please contact:

Interested in learning Grasshopper in a fun way?

Check: SudoHopper3D a card game to improve the overall understanding of parametric thinking in Grasshopper. SudoHopper3D playfully takes you on a journey through mathematics, algorithms and basic coding. In addition, players also learn problem-solving, logic, and sequential reasoning in a socially interrelated and entertaining environment.

Free Webinar: Vessel Hull Design, Fairing and Reverse Engineering with Rhino

Learn more about designing a beautiful hull shape for your ship, yacht or boat with Rhino.

The webinar session follows the main topics of three online training modules developed by RhinoCentre.

There are two identical sessions, choose the one that suits you best:
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018, Session 10:00 – 11:00 CET
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018, Session 17:00 – 18:00 CET

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Webinar: CFD Simulation for HVAC and AEC Applications

A CFD simulation tool can help engineers and designers to predict and optimize the performance of HVAC systems and buildings in the early stage of the design process. While simulation is already widely used in mechanical engineering, the adoption in architecture and civil engineering has been quite low until now, due to the lack of know-how and affordable tools.

To introduce everyone to cloud-based CAE, SimScale and McNeel Europe joined forces in a free online training event about the application of simulation in HVAC and AEC, tailored to the needs of mechanical, HVAC and civil engineers. By participating, you will:

- Understand the fundamentals and potential of CFD for HVAC and AEC applications
- Learn how to integrate cloud-based simulation with your CAD/BIM process and data
- Receive a certification of achievement by submitting voluntary homework assignments

There is no prior knowledge or software required to join this free workshop. All participants will get free access to SimScale with all the required simulation features.


  • Smoke Propagation in Garage - March 21st, 2018 6:00 pm CET
  • Validate Natural Ventilation - March 22nd, 2018 6:00 pm CET 

OLTRE IL BIM event in Milano (Italy) - March 28-29

OLTRE IL BIM Conference & Workshops
Milano, Italy
March 28-29, 2018

Graphisoft Italy, in collaboration with McNeel Europe, has organized a Conference on Parametric Design and BIM, followed by workshops, in Milano, Italy, on the 28-29 March.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about Computational Architectural Design and the Rhino-Grasshopper-ArchiCAD solution.

Speakers include McNeel Europe (news about Rhino 6 and food4Rhino), Ákos Karóczkai (Grasshopper and BIM expert), Mario Sacco & Michele Calvano, Jorge Beneitez (Enzyme), Arturo Tedeschi, Guillermo Ramírez (Helen & Hard), Carlo Zanchetta, Yoseph Pagliero and Caterina Bellotto.

Job offer at Modelical (Madrid, Spain)

Modelical leads the sector in AEC information technology prescription and implementation, empowering organizations to design and build better.

Modelical wants to incorporate a JUNIOR ADVANCED MODELLING SPECIALIST to its Madrid (Spain) office:

We are looking for an Architect, Construction Engineer, Civil Engineer or Mechanical Engineer with a maximum of two years of professional experience to work in complex modelling project using NURBS geometry, meshes, and cloud of points. The person joining the team will be part of Modelical´s virtual reality and interactive projects team.

If you are advanced in Rhinoceros and Grasshopper, you are interested in Virtual Reality and willing to learn, we have a spot for you at Modelical.

This is what we are looking for:

Good level in Rhinoceros

Basic knowledge in Grasshopper
English and/or French and Spanish, written and spoken, level B2+
Good communication skills
Passion for learning and interested in programming

We'll value:

Specific Unreal Engine or Unity training and proof of experience

Knowledge in cloud of points software like Cloud Compare and GeoMagic
Skills in BIM, especially in Revit, and proof of experience

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New Rhino 6 and Grasshopper videos by SimplyRhino UK

SimplyRhino UK is kind enough to share its brand new Rhino 6 and Grasshopper videos.:


SEANAPTIC - parametric ship structures in Rhino

SEANAPTIC is a plugin for Rhino that allows naval architects to model parametric ship structures with extreme efficiency.

Thanks to the advanced automation algorithms and the presence of the 3D model next to the 2D drawings, the modeling process is highly accelerated.

Data such as weight and center of gravity are permanently available and updated live as the model is built.

The modeling time is similar to scaling methods, thus offering an ideal alternative when similar vessel data is not available. Results from a 3D model can now be obtained very early during the concept phase, before basic design.

The model can be exported to other specialized software for detailed engineering, class drawings, weight distribution and tracking, FEM analysis, etc. 

Though specialized for marine design, SEANAPTIC is adaptable to any other industry where parametric modeling and object weight tracking is necessary.

RhinoGears, new plug-in

RhinoGears allows generating custom gears. 

RhinoGears is written in Python and is compatible with both the Windows and Mac versions of Rhino.