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Rhino Interface

Tool Panels and Windows

  • Rhino Interface:

Rhino interface.png


  • Zoom, Zoom Extents, Zoom Extents All:

Rhino zoom.png

Modeling in Rhino

Basic 2D Modeling

  • Points, Lines, Curves, Arcs, Circles, Elilpses, Rectangles, Polygons:

Rhino curves.png

  • Join, Explode, Trim, Split:

Rhino join trim.png

Grid and Snaps

  • Grid, Ortho, Planar, SmartTrack, Gumball, History:

Rhino grid ortho.png

  • Object Snaps:

Rhino object snaps.png


  • Solid Creation:

Rhino solids.png

  • Extrusion:

Rhino extrude.png



Saving Model for 3DP

Convert Model Units to Millimeters

  • Convert to millimeters. In the menu select File->Settings.
  • Under "Units", select "millimeters":

Rhino select units mm.png

  • Confim that yes, you would like to scale the model (for ex. each inch is 25.4mm):

Rhino scale model.png

  • You should see your scaled model:

Rhino scaled dog.png

Exporting as STL

NOTE: When exporting, make sure you are using millimeters as your model units. (convert model to mm)

  • Select your model to print.
  • In the file menu, select File->Export Selected:

Rhino export selected.png

  • Choose "STL (Stereolithography) (stl)" in the file type dropdown, and give your file a name:

Rhino export.png

  • Accept the default mesh options:

Rhino stl mesh options.png

  • Make sure "Export open objects" is not selected (slicing software needs watertight, closed objects):

Rhino stl no eport open.png

  • Click "Export". This saves out a stl file. Now you are ready to go to the slicing section below.