3DM Import for KeyCreator is a Rhinoceros 3DM file import add-in for KeyCreator. This add-in gives KeyCreator the ability to import geometric data from 3DM files.
3DM Import for KeyCreator reads 2D and 3D objects in 3DM files and recreates corresponding objects in KeyCreator. Not only does 3DM Import for KeyCreator read curve, surface and solid data from 3DM files, it also reads polygon mesh objects. A polygon mesh in a 3DM file is comprised of a set of triangular and/or quad faces. 3DM Import for KeyCreator creates trimmed planar surfaces for each triangle/quad and knits them together to create a body. If the polygon mesh is closed (i.e. it does not contain boundary edges) then 3DM Import for KeyCreator will create a closed body feature, otherwise an open surface will be created.
3DM Import for KeyCreator is designed to be extremely user friendly and easy to understand. Once installed, it must be loaded into the KeyCreator environment.
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To load the add-in follow the simple instructions in the ReadMe file. Once loaded it adds new commands to KeyCreator. It also adds a new submenu called "3DM Import for KeyCreator" to the KeyCreator's "Add-Ins" menu containing these commands.
Hardware, software and operating system requirements for KeyCreator add-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
- KeyCreator (32 Bit only): 8 and 9
- Operating System (32 Bit only): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
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Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of this product by clicking "Download". 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 instantly and completely free of cost so that you may try the software before you purchase a license. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. If during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you find this product useful, you may return to this page and click the "Buy Now" button to place your order. In the order process you will be asked to enter your Host ID that appears in the "SYCODE License Server" dialog box (which appears when you run any of the product commands). SYCODE will create and send you your key by email within 2 business days. To avoid disruption in your workflow, place your order before the trial period ends.Back to Top
Subscription is highly recommended since it will keep your software up to date and grants 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).
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- Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement.
- The price mentioned above is for a single user license. Volume discounts available. Please contact sales for more information.
- Customization of product available from vendor. Please fill out vendor form to get more information.
Installation & Usage
Since 3DM Import for KeyCreator is an add-in for KeyCreator, it must be loaded into the KeyCreator environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the 3DM Import for KeyCreator ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the add-in file into KeyCreator, simply on the menu items in the KeyCreator's "Add-Ins" ribbon bar to run the new commands.Back to Top
The '3DM Import for KeyCreator' submenu consists of the following commands:
- Import - Imports a 3DM file
- Help - Displays the 3DM Import for KeyCreator help file
- Register - Registers your copy of 3DM Import for KeyCreator
- About - Displays the 3DM Import for KeyCreator About box
The 3DM Import for KeyCreator ribbon bar
3DM Import for KeyCreator comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. Back to Top
The 3DM File FormatThe 3DM File Format
The 3DM (3D Model) file format is the native file format of Rhinoceros, the NURBS modeling software from Robert McNeel & Associates. The OpenNURBS Initiative was founded by Robert McNeel & Associates in January 2000, with the sole purpose of providing CAD, CAM, CAE and computer graphics software users reliable methods for transferring 3D geometry between applications via the 3DM file format. TerrainCAD, our terrain generation, editing and modeling software, also uses the 3DM file format as its native file format. Back to Top
Software Licensing Terms
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.