Mesh creation, editing and modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros
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.
- Rhinoceros (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0
- Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 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).
- 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.
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Installation & Usage
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.Back to Top
Truly, software made simple!
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.
The MeshCAD submenu
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.
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Sycode 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.