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PanelingTools Plug-in for Rhino 5

Summary: Rhino Plug-in for Paneling NURBS Surfaces and Polysurfaces. This is work in progress (WIP).



Background

The PanelingTools (PT) plug-in helps generate 2D and 3D cellular patterns and populate them over rectangular grids.

The PT plug-in supports intuitive design of paneling concepts as well as rationalizes complex geometry into a format suitable for analysis and fabrication. The plug-in is closely integrated with Rhino 5 and is widely used for architectural and other building designers.

Download

For Rhino 6 Beta for Windows 64 only (November 2017)

  • Download and double-click PanelingTools for Rhino 6 to install. When opening a new session of Rhino, the installed version will be loaded (no need for any further action such as drag&drop or use PluginManager to load). Toolbars are also installed, but for the first use you need to load using Tools/Toolbar Layout…
  • Runs with Rhino 6 Beta. Download here...

For Rhino 5 SR12 for Windows 64 only (October 2016)

  • Download and double-click PanelingTools for Rhino 5 Win 64 to install. When opening a new session of Rhino, the installed version will be loaded (no need for any further action such as drag&drop or use PluginManager to load). Toolbars are also installed, but for the first use you need to load using Tools/Toolbar Layout…
  • Runs with Rhino 5 latest service release. Download here...

For Grasshopper

For Rhino for Mac WIP

  • PanelingTools plug-in is not part of the released Rhino 5 for Mac, but it is available as part of the Rhino for Mac WIP. If you own a Rhino for Mac license and want to access PanelingTools, download and install the Rhino for Mac WIP. Please note that the Rhino for Mac WIP is a Work-In-Progress. This means it includes the latest features and development, but it also means that there may be instability and bugs. New WIPs are released frequently as we add features and fix bugs. In the WIP, there is no PanelingTools menu and all the commands are available through the command line only. Type pt to see all the PanelingTools commands in the AutoComplete list.
  • PanelingTools for Grasshopper in the Mac can be installed following the instructions posted here...

Online class (On-demand)

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Documentation

For documentation and examples, please check:

  • PanelingTools Manual for detailed description of commands and options.
  • PanelingTools for Grasshopper Manual includes tutorials and description of PT-GH components.
  • Paneling Scripting page has a listing of paneling methods for RhinoScript.
  • Paneling Tutorials page has links to video tutorials.
  • Paneling Short Clips page has short video tutorials that covers the core functionality of PanelingTools.
  • Paneling Gallery page has users' PanelTools projects.
  • Single stroke font (optional). As a bonus feature, add this font to your Windows font directory. For example, in Windows 7, drag the RhSS.ttf file into Control Panel>Appearance and Personalization>Fonts. The font will then be accessible from Rhino. This type of font is used mainly to tag parts for laser cutting.


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Feedback

Please tell us what you think and how you are using PanelingTools to help shape future development.

Join the PanelingTools Group in Rhino Forum and post photos, news, and discussions. Make sure to tag with keyword “PanelingTools”.

For questions and feedback, contact the developer.

labs/panelingtools.txt · Last modified: 2017/12/12 by rajaa