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Install the Land F/X Rhino 3D Connection Plugin (Beta Version)

Our Rhino Connection plugin is here! You now have the capability of bringing your CAD designs into Rhinoceros 3D (aka Rhino).

 

Much like our SketchUp plugin, our Rhino Connection allows you to import your 2D design into a 3D model while maintaining your exact placements and dimensions from CAD. We decided to give you early access to this exciting new tool available as a beta version.

 

Why beta, and what does it mean for you?

We're so excited about our Rhino plugin that we wanted to give it to you as soon as possible, as a beta version. What does that mean for you? It means you have the chance to be part of the development process. Although we won't be able to offer full support for the Rhino plugin, you'll be able to help us discover and work out some of the inevitable kinks.

 

As with all our products, we invite you to send us a technical support ticket to let us know about any issues you encounter. Keep in mind that our development team will likely need more time than usual to build a solution. 

 

Get help from other users

Although we will provide as much assistance as possible, it's always a good idea to reach out to other Land F/X users who, like you, have chosen to be pioneers in the Rhino frontier. We encourage you to use the Rhino Plugin section of our Community Forum to ask questions. Another user may very well have run into the same issue and may be able to help. Forum posts tend to factor prominently in beta releases, and we want to make sure you're covered.  

Prerequisites

Rhino installed (support for Rhino 5 & 6 for Windows).

Note: Rhino is a separate program you need to purchase and download from Robert McNeel & Associates.

 

Using a Mac? Install Rhino for Windows using Parallels.

How to install the Rhino plugin

Our Rhino plugin is only available for Windows machines at this time. Here's how to install it:

 

1. Right-click the installer link below.

 

2. Select Save Link As or Save Target As from the menu. Save the file to your desktop.

 

3. Locate the Landfx.rhi file on your desktop, and run it.

 

4. Install for Just Me.

 

5. Open Rhino.

The Land F/X 3D Connection toolbar should now be visible. It may be floating anywhere on your desktop screen. You can move it and dock it into Rhino at this time.

 

  • If the toolbar is visible, continue with steps 6 and 7 below.
  • If the toolbar is not visible, follow the steps to Load the 3D Connection Toolbar Manually first, then return here and continue to step 6.

 

6. Download the latest Land F/X Rhino Library (linked below).

 

Unzip the downloaded file LandFX-Rhino-Library.zip, which will result in a folder named Library.

 

Copy this Library folder to your library location. How to set your Rhino Library location

 

  • Single-user install: We recommend creating a folder named Rhino in the location C:/Landfx and then copying the Rhino Library folder to that location.
  • Multi-user install: We recommend creating a folder named Rhino on a shared mapped drive, ideally in your Landfx folder, and then copying the Rhino Library folder to that location.

 

7. Assign your Support ID.
Installing as a student? You might qualify for our Academic License program.

Known issues: 

  • You may need to re-run the Toolbar command every time you open Rhino and want to use the Land F/X tools. It may not repopulate in your available tools automatically after you've closed Rhino.
  • Plants coming into Rhino without materials when you use the plugin? If so, just re-link the materials. More information
  • Tried to validate your Support ID and the validation dialog box popped up blank? Here's what to do.

Load the 3D Connection Toolbar Manually (If Necessary)

You only need to complete these steps if you were unable to see the 3D Connection toolbar in Step 5 of the How to Install the Rhino Plugin steps above.

1. Run the Toolbar command.

 

2. If Landfx is present, right-click and click Close.

 

3. In the same window, select File > Open.

 

4. Navigate the %appdata% folder on your computer – example: C:\users\USERNAME\%appdata% (where USERNAME is your actual username on your computer).

 

5. Navigate to the path for your version of Rhino:

  • Rhino 5: %appdata%\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\Plug-ins\Landfx (b0fd0902-0021-4189-9ec2-a746dc5fa8ba)\1.1.0.0\Landfx\Landfx.rui
  • Rhino 6: %appdata%\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\6.0\Plug-ins\Landfx (b0fd0902-0021-4189-9ec2-a746dc5fa8ba)\1.1.0.0\Landfx\landfx.rui

 

6. Select the .rui file.

 

7. Landfx should now be loaded again. Click OK, and the toolbar should pop up.

 

8. Continue with Step 6: Download the latest Land F/X Rhino Library of the How to Install the Rhino Plugin steps above.

 

Update the Rhino plugin

Updates are not yet available through the plugin. Until further notice, check back into this page for updates. Update notices will be posted on the Rhino Plugin section of our Community Forum. You can subscribe for notices there.

 

In the meantime, to update our Rhino plugin:

1. Uninstall your existing version of the Rhino plugin.

 

2. Run the latest Landfx.rhi installer, and repeat the toolbar install steps.

 

3. Run the Toolbar command.

 

4. If Landfx is present, right-click and click Close.

 

5. In the same window, select File > Open.

 

6. Navigate the %appdata% folder on your computer – example: C:\users\USERNAME\%appdata% (where USERNAME is your actual username on your computer).

 

7. Navigate to the path for your version of Rhino:

  • Rhino 5: %appdata%\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\Plug-ins\Landfx (b0fd0902-0021-4189-9ec2-a746dc5fa8ba)\1.1.0.0\Landfx\Landfx.rui
  • Rhino 6: %appdata%\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\6.0\Plug-ins\Landfx (b0fd0902-0021-4189-9ec2-a746dc5fa8ba)\1.1.0.0\Landfx\landfx.rui

 

8. Select the .rui file.

 

9. Landfx should now be loaded again. Click OK, and the toolbar should pop up.

 

10. Check whether you have the latest Land F/X Rhino Library. If not, download it using the link below.

 

If you downloaded the latest library, unzip the downloaded file LandFX-Rhino-Library.zip, which will result in a folder named Library.

 

Copy this Library folder to your library location. How to set your Rhino Library location

Uninstall the Rhino plugin

To uninstall our Rhino plugin:

 

1. Navigate to the folder C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\VERSION\Plug-ins.

 

2. Delete the folder Landfx (b0fd0902-0021-4189-9ec2-a746dc5fa8ba).

Last modified on Nov 20, 2018

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