McNeel & Associates have recently published a webpage about the “Rhino Inside” technology, which sounds pretty amazing:
Rhino 7 WIP (Work in Progress) can now run inside other 64-bit Windows applications such as Revit, and potentially AutoCAD, Solidworks, Photoshop, Excel, etc.
Imagine that you could run Rhino’s geometry engine inside Revit environment. This could be a game-changer for those who work with conceptual design.
The bad news is that “Rhino Inside” is in the early phase of development, so that there is nothing to see or test for the moment. Even the Rhino Inside webpage is full of placeholders for the download and help links:
Try Rhino inside Revit (RiR)
- Download and install the Revit plugin.
- Try the Rhino, Grasshopper, and Python examples.
- Build your own RiR tools. How to get started…
- Check out the source code for RiR and the related examples.
- Try writing a Rhino Inside plugin for your favorite product. How to get started…
Personally, I don’t mind the wait: it’s almost certainly better to have the new feature work well when it launches, rather than launch with bugs.