Free Rhino plug-in to create Michlet input files

Discussion in 'Software' started by Gary Brown, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Gary Brown
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    Gary Brown Junior Member

    Attached is a free Rhino 64 bit plug-in along with a manual to automate the creation of Michlet input files. It includes the option to create hulls by creating offset points or by mathematical hull series. This is a Beta release so please report any bugs.
     

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  2. DCockey
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    Fantastic! This will be extremely useful.

    Installation was the easiest of any Rhino plug-in I've installed. I'll need to spend some time becoming familiar with it.
     
  3. SukiSolo
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    Any chance of compiling a 32 bit version? My OS Win 7 Pro 32 bit but I do have the 64 bit version on disc, so could format and install on second drive. Reason for using the 32 bit for some legacy apps and a couple of bits of new commercial software but 32 bit.

    Sounds like a good piece of software, well done , thanks for posting.
     
  4. Gary Brown
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    Hello SukiSolo:
    I am sorry but I don't have a 32 bit version available and I don't plan to make one at this time.
    The 64 bit I specified refers to the Rhino 5 version and not the operating system, so upgrading your OS to 64 bit wouldn't help unless you have the 64 bit Rhino to go along with it. Rhino 5 is also available in a 32 bit version but there is no compatibility between 64 and 32 bit plug-ins. The 32 bit versions build with a much older compiler and I would have to do some rewriting to get it to work.
     
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    Anyone with a valid Rhino 5 license can install the 64 bit version of Rhino 5 if they have a 64 bit operating system.
     
  6. SukiSolo
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    Thanks Gary. I have a valid commercial license for Rhino 5 (I've run it since before Ver 1.0) and can install the 64 bit version once I've got a 64 bit version of Win 7 running. I'll definitely look into this. Appreciated that the 32 and 64 bit compilers are a bit different and quite a bit of code does not cross over. Even MS have had a lot of things not work without significant rework, when moving functions from 32 to 64 bit on parts of their Office suite. Obviously the 64 bit mode is the future, especially as that has been the norm on UNIX based Os's for a long time.

    One big advantage for Rhino is the unlimited RAM access in 64 bit use. Certainly this would be useful as I have more on the machine than the program can use at the moment.
     
  7. Gary Brown
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    SukiSolo:

    Yes, if you have Rhino 5, the 64 bit OS is the best way to go. You can install both Rhino 32 and 64 bit versions side-by-side. Just remember to update the Rhino software after installation. The 64 bit release had a bug with plug-ins like MichletInput which load menu items.
     

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    anyone have 32 bit Windows 7 OS ? :confused:

    thank you before
     
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