To configure your workstation for Rhinoceros 3D
With the user-friendly 3D design software Rhinoceros, short for Rhino 3D, you are able to model any 3D body. The program offers you compatibility with many other drawing, mechanical engineering and design programs. Rhinoceros 3D is a cost-effective CAD program for architects, designers and product designers.
High Speed Processor
Rhino 3D uses a maximum of 1-2 cores of its CPU for the development and construction process. We recommend using an Intel Xeon Quad- or SixCore with a high clock frequency from 3 GHz. For 3D renderings, Rhino uses all available CPU cores. Often a multi-core capable rendering engine like V-Ray is used for modeling or virtualization.
We cannot share the minimum recommendation of the manufacturer to use 8GB RAM. We recommend at least 16 GB RAM for the construction and 32 GB RAM and more for demanding 3D renderings.
The perfect graphics card
We recommend that you use as much graphics card memory as your budget allows. The standard is to use a graphics card with at least Open GL 4.1. A nVidia Quadro K2000 with 384 Cuda cores, 2GB GDDR5, Open GL 4.4 and DirectX11 is suitable as a cost-effective entry-level model. We can recommend a Nvidia Quadro P2000 with 1024 Cuda cores, 5GB and Open GL 4.5 and DirectX12 as a good price-performance ratio.
Hard Disk Power
The use of solid state hard disks has proven to be the standard. SSD stands for fast data access, ideally you use SSDs with new NVME technology. We recommend M.2 SSDs, which can access the operating system and their programs up to 6 times faster than conventional S-ATA SSDs via a PCIe interface.