MeshCAD for Rhino is a mesh editing and modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros. Powered by MeshLib, MeshCAD for Rhino employs robust algorithms to create and modify meshes. MeshCAD for Rhino adds several commands to Rhino. These commands can be easily invoked from Rhino using the "MeshCAD" menu which is appended to the main Rhino menu.
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This screenshot shows the shell, cut and offset modeling operations performed on a chess piece
Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for Rhino plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of MeshCAD 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 MeshCAD 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.
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.
Since MeshCAD 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 "MeshCAD" to the Rhino menu
containing these newly added commands.
The features of MeshCAD for Rhino can be broadly classified as:
Mesh Creation: MeshCAD for Rhino can create a mesh from a set of unorganized points. These points can describe the top surface (such as a points data from a geographical survey) or they can describe a closed object.
Mesh Editing: Often meshes need to be manually edited for various reasons. MeshCAD for Rhino makes this very easy by offering a host of commands to edit vertices, edges, faces and entire meshes.
Mesh Modeling: MeshCAD for Rhino also offers several mesh modeling commands. These commands help in altering the general topology of the mesh thereby making it suitable for further operations. Mesh modeling commands include extrude, chamfer, offset, smooth, cut, slice, shell, face reduction, etc.
Mesh Data Extraction: MeshCAD for Rhino is capable of extracting key geometric information from meshes such as boundary edges, holes, surfaces, shells, etc.
Mesh Tools: These are the utility commands related to meshes.
MeshCAD for Rhino comes with detailed documentation for each
command as well as a set of tutorials to get you started in the shortest
possible time. There is also an online version of the documentation
which you can view by clicking the link below.
If you want MeshCAD 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.
Please feel free to call or email us for more information about mesh creation, editing and modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros.