Advice, tips, tricks and user experiences using the RhinoCAM plug-in.
For support questions about RhinoCAM and RhinoCAM Pro, please go directly to the MecSoft support forum.
For tutorials and videos, go to RhinoCAM tutorials.
Environment variables is a Windows feature that allows software manufacturers to configure certain options for the operating environment of their programs.
Create and access environment variables the following way: Right-click My Computer, select Properties, Advanced tab, Environment Variables. Add with the New button. These variables may be placed in the User section to have different possibilities for different users, or the System section to act globally for all users.
More info on using Environment Variables.
The following variables let you set certain options in RhinoCAM not directly accessible via options from inside the program.
Question: How is the user defined tool tab in the tool definition setup used? Is it possible to generate custom profile tools from tool drawings using this feature in RhinoCam?
Answer: User defined tools can be created and used in RhinoCAM in 2-1/2 axis profiling operations only. To create a user defined tool follow these steps:
Use the tool in 2-1/2 axis profiling operations.
ScreenCaptureToFile and ScreenCaptureToClipboard work fine in RhinoCAM to capture the active window with an image of a RhinoCAM simulation. ViewCaptureToFile/Clipboard does not work.
Go in to your registry, open up HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder, scroll down to the Software folder and open it. Next find Mecsoft Corporation folder and open it. Find the settings folder and open it. Find the DisplayToolAtCursor reg_dword, double-click on it and change the value data from a 0 to a 1.
Now it will display the tool you have loaded while making a boundary or creating geometry.