Great for 3D
January 16, 2020

Great for 3D

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Rhinoceros 3D

I use Rhinoceros 3D as a design tool for studio and other architecture courses as a graduate student pursuing my Masters of Architecture. Most students in the architecture department are suggested to use Rhino as it gives people true freedom in design and doesn't have the same restraints as other 3D design programs.


  • 3D modeling.
  • Ease of implementing plugin use.


  • Lineweights and layouts are difficult to use.
  • Could have more architectural elements.
I think that out of all of these, Rhino is best at having the freedom to design in 3D specifically, and it is a better 3D design tool than SketchUp and Revit. I think it pairs really well with the use of AutoCAD for 2D construction drawings and other 2D outputs.
I think a lot of the time it is hard to find solutions to problems that come up online for both Rhino and plugins in for Rhino. McNeel doesn't seem to be very good at replying on forums with correct solutions or replying to more personal customer service issues that might come up.

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I think Rhinoceros is well-suited in the earlier stages of design as a conceptual design phase tool, but less appropriate when one needs to get more specific and detailed. It is definitely not a good idea to use for construction drawings. I think it is a good tool to use in school, for architectural design competitions, and in the early stages of design when you are trying to get ideas across to clients.


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