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Deleting Plug-In Data from Multiple Files

There are times when you want to remove plug-in data from a file. This is done in Rhino by using the -SaveAs command.

  1. At command line type -SaveAs
  2. Command prompt: Save file name <C:\NAME.3dm> ( Version=5 SaveSmall=No GeometryOnly=No SaveTextures=No SavePlugInData=Yes Browse ):
  3. Click on SavePlugInData=Yes It will toggle to SavePlugInData=No
  4. Save file name <C:\NAME.3dm> ( Version=5 SaveSmall=No GeometryOnly=No SaveTextures=No SavePlugInData=No Browse ):
  5. Rhino echos File successfully written as C:\SHARE\test.3dm

Batch Processing

This works well for one file. But what if you are needing to process a entire folder and possibly subfolders of files? You need this script.


  • for Rhinoceros 5
  • Unzip into a folder that you will remember and not move or delete.
  • You can also get additional information on this script on GitHub.

How to Use

  1. Open Rhinoceros 5 to a new empty file.
  2. Drag and drop BatchRemovePlugInDataV5.rvb on top of the Rhino application window.
  3. Type BatchRemovePlugInData
  4. Select the folder to process. Let it roll.


  • Test thoroughly with small number of files. Make sure files still work propertly with any plug-ins like Matrix, V-Ray, RhinoGold, RhinoCAM and many others that you may be using.
  • This utility will process all the file in a folder and its sudfolders.
  • Arrange your directory structure so that files that you do not need processed are not in the folder or subfolder that you select.


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rhino/delete_plugin_data.txt · Last modified: 2015/09/14 (external edit)