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ESRI Import for Rhino - ESRI file import plug-in for Rhinoceros

ESRI Import for Rhino is file import plug-in for Rhinoceros. This plug-in gives Rhino the ability to import geometric data from ESRI shapefiles.

ESRI Import for Rhino reads points, polylines and polygons from ESRI shapefiles and creates corresponding points, polylines and polygons in the active Rhino model drawing.

ESRI Import for Rhino is designed to be extremely user friendly and easy to understand. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into the Rhino environment. If automatic loading fails there are manual loading instructions in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to Rhino's existing commands and a new submenu called "ESRIImport" to the Rhino menu containing these newly added commands.

ESRI Import for Rhino - ESRI file import plug-in for Rhinoceros
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System Requirements

Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for Rhino plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform. 

  • Rhinoceros (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 4.0

  • Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)

Download & Purchase

Please download a fully functional trial of ESRI Import for Rhino by clicking on the "Download Now" button below. To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you on the purchase of '7 day license' so that you may try the software before you purchase a permanent key. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (7 days with unlimited runs) you will find ESRI Import for Rhino extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please return to this page and click the "Buy with/without Subscription" button to place your order. Upon verifying the order you will recieve an e-mail with instructions on how to obtain your permanent key. We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.

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IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.

Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For your bulk-licensing needs please contact us.

Installation & Usage

Since ESRI Import for Rhino is a plug-in, it is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into the Rhino environment. If automatic loading fails there are manual loading instructions in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to Rhino's existing commands and a new submenu called "ESRIImport" to the Rhino menu containing these newly added commands. Truly, software made simple!

The 'ESRIImport' submenu consists of the following commands:

  • ESRIImport - Imports a ESRI file

  • ESRIImportHelp - Displays the ESRI Import for Rhino help file

  • ESRIImportRegister - Register your copy of ESRI Import for Rhino

  • ESRIImportAbout - Displays the ESRI Import for Rhino about box

 

ESRI Import for Rhino - ESRI file import plug-in for Rhinoceros
The ESRIImport submenu

ESRI Import for Rhino comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also a PDF version of the help file which you can download by clicking the link below.
 

Download Product Documentation (PDF)

The ESRI File Format

The ESRI Shapefile or simply a shapefile is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic information systems software. It is developed and regulated by ESRI as a (mostly) open specification for data interoperability among ESRI and other software products. A "shapefile" commonly refers to a collection of files with ".shp", ".shx", ".dbf", and other extensions on a common prefix name (e.g., "lakes.*"). The actual shapefile relates specifically to files with the ".shp" extension, however this file alone is incomplete for distribution, as the other supporting files are required. Shapefiles spatially describe geometries: points, polylines, and polygons. These, for example, could represent water wells, rivers, and lakes, respectively. Each item may also have attributes that describe the items, such as the name or temperature.

Customization

If you want ESRI Import for Rhino to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the software to suit your needs.

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