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Rhino Models (.3dm format)

  • Rhino 2D Symbol Library - Massive library of standard 2D architectural, mechanical, electrical, and civil drafting symbols.
    1. Download and Unzip the 2D Symbols on to your Computer VIDEO (no audio)
    2. Insert Block for the Rhino Libraries panel (Rhino 7) or File Explorer panel (Rhino 8) VIDEO (no audio)
  • - A .zip file containing many Rhino models of various fasteners.
  • Gemstones - Models of standard gemstones in mesh form, easily convertable to surfaces.


  • McMaster-Carr catalog - McMaster-Carr has models of a lot of their fasteners. They aren't all perfect, and some take a little rebuilding, but it's a lot better than pulling out the Machinery's Handbook and starting from scratch. Find the part you want, then once you get to the part page (with the little drawing of the part), at the top there is a download button. Select IGES and it opens right up in Rhino! –Sam Page
  • VirtualCAD - Free manufacturer part number interchanges in tandem with free high-detail 3D CAD models of mechanical components.

Models in other formats (mesh models, etc.)

  • Yobi3D - 3D model search engine. Search 3D models in various format and see the search results in 3D.
  • CGIndia - Nice Collection of free 3DS max models and textures.
  • alldzine - Free 3D models in Max, Maya, Poser, C4D, and others, as well as a gallery, artwork, textures, tutorials.
  • RC Groups Forums - Lots of 3 views of all sorts of different airplanes. Not models but an interesting resource for someone using Rhino.
rhino/modellinks.txt · Last modified: 2024/02/02 by dale