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Rhino Level 1 Certification Exam

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Before taking the Rhino Level 1 Certification Exam, please review the following topics and concepts. Reference material on these topics are in the Rhino Level 1 Training Guide and Rhino Help. Any questions about objectives or contents, please email Mary Fugier mary@mcneel.com.

User interface

  • Appearance
  • Keyboard
  • Aliases

Rhino geometry format

  • Commands access options
  • Parts of the Rhino application Window
  • Default Toolbars and Tooltips behavior
  • Viewport properties and features
  • Command Line and Command History Window features

Curves

  • Know features, options, and use of the following commands: Lines, Polylines, Circles, Arcs, Ellipses, Polygons
  • Free Form Curve Commands
  • General modeling and model scale

Selection tools

  • Know how to use the Crossing Windows and Enclosed Window selection tools
  • Know how to add and remove objects from a section set
  • Know how to use selection commands SelAll, SelNone, SelPrev, SelLast

Coordinate input

  • Know options for entering points into Rhino commands
  • Define and Use Absolute, Relative, and Polar Coordinates

Drawing aids

  • Know features, options and use of the following modeling aides: Ortho, Grid, Snap, and Planar
  • Know how to toggle the Ortho drawing aid
  • Know basic use of history and its pros and cons

Viewports and construction planes

  • Know features, options and use of the following commands: Viewport, Construction Plane, Coordinate System, Layer, Elevator mode, Planar Mode

Project and object snaps

  • Know default viewport configuration and default viewport construction planes
  • Define the parts of the viewport, viewport icons, and axis
  • Know feature of Osnap toolbar

Analysis commands

  • Know features, options and use of the following commands: Length, Radius, Angle, EvaluatePt, Distance, ShowEdges, List, Check, Audit3dmFile, Audit
  • 3D and free form curves
  • Know features, options and use of the following commands: Curve, InterpCrv, Conic, Helix, Spiral

Saving/import/export

  • Know how and why to save your work
  • Know how to use these commands and their options: SaveSmall, IncrementalSave, SaveAs, SaveAsTemplate
  • Know which file formats the Rhino imports
  • Know which file formats the Rhino exports
  • Know which file formats are NURBS and which are Mesh

Drawing organization

  • Know features, options and use of the following commands: Layers, Groups
  • Know where and how to set Linetypes and Plot Widths
  • Know the common settings that are included in Templates

Editing objects

  • Know features, options, and use of the following commands: Erase, Fillet, Blend, Chamfer, Move, Copy, Rotate, Mirror, Join, Scale, Array, ArrayPolar, ArrayCrv, Trim, Split, Extend, and Offset

Point editing

  • Know features, options, and use of the following commands: PointsOn, PointsOff, Nudge, Rebuild, SetPt
  • Know the Rhino geometry type
  • Know when and how to use control point editing on Meshes, Curves, Surfaces
  • Know control point editing advantages and current limitations
  • Define these terms: Kinks, Control Points, Edit Points, Degree, Point Count
  • Know how degree, kinks, and knots affects the curve

Surface editing

  • Know features, options, and use of the following commands: BlendSrf, OffsetSrf, Trim, Untrim, ShrinkTrimmedSrf, Rebuild, Orient, Project, OrientOnCrv, OrientOnSrf, Orient3Pt

Solids and Booleans

  • Know features, options, and use of the following commands: Box, Sphere, Cone, Truncated Cone, Cylinder, Torus, TextObject, Pipe, Tube, Ellipsoid, CapPlanarHoles, ProjectToCplane, ExtractSrf
  • Know features, options, and use of the following Boolean commands: BooleanUnion, BooleanDifference, BooleanIntersection, Boolean2Objects
  • Know how to calculate area and volume of a solid
  • Know what to do when Boolean commands don’t work
  • Creating surfaces
  • Know features, options, and use of the following commands: EdgeSrf, PlanarSrf, Patch, Revolve, Loft, Sweep1, Sweep2, FilletSrf, FilletEdge, BlendSrf, RailRevolve, ExtrudeCrv, ExtrudeSrf, ExtrudeCrvAlongCrv, ExtrudeCrvToPoint
  • Know how ExtrudeCrv extrudes, planar, and 3D curves

Rhino renderer

  • Assign render materials to objects and layers
  • Create a light
  • Change background color
  • Apply texture, bump, highlight, and transparency to an object
  • Change resolution of rendering and save rendering
  • To improve the render mesh if openings or cracks in the rendering image appear.
  • Limitations of the built-in Rhino renderer

Dimensions

  • Know features, options and use of the following commands: Linear, Radial, Diameter, Aligned, Rotated, Angle, Leader, Text, Dimension Styles, Make2D, DimRecenterText
  • Know how to edit dimension text and location
  • Know how to edit annotative text
  • Know how to create and edit dimension style settings

Printing

  • Know features, options and use of the following commands: Layout, Details, ShowInDetail, HideInDetail
  • Know how to setup Page Layout and what objects they typically include
  • Know the properties of the layout detail and how to edit layout details
  • Prepare the Rhino model for printing from both model viewports and layout viewports
  • Know how the printers for Rhino are configured
  • Know the difference between raster and vector output
rhino/level1_study_guide.txt · Last modified: 2019/09/20 by maryfugier