MATHEMATICS, SIMULATION AND MODELLING
RhinoWorks version 3
4 July 2013
Bricsys, a global provider of DWG engineering design software brought to market under the BricsCAD brand, has released version 3 of RhinoWorks, a plug-in for Rhinoceros, bringing constraints-based parametric design to the freeform modelling tool from Robert McNeel and Associates.
This latest version of the plug-in adds support for Rhino 5 for the Windows environment and comes with different installers for 32- and 64-bit versions. The plug-in now also provides automatic conversion of Rhino 5 ‘extrusion’ objects to polysurfaces upon constraints creation.
‘Smoothly integrated in the Rhino environment, RhinoWorks allows designers to edit many kinds of solid, surface, and wireframe models parametrically – independent of the history of their creation, including geometry imported from other CAD systems,’ said Dmitry Ushakov, CEO Bricsys Technologies Russia. ‘It gives them full control over design intent through the application of geometric and dimensional constraints, which significantly increases the productivity when designs change.’
Based on the most recent version of the Bricsys LGS 3D Geometric Solver and its integration module for boundary representation, RhinoWorks v3 comes with increased performance, in particular for models containing cylindrical, toroidal and spherical fillets.