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 a workstation with 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. For simple construction 16 GB RAM are completely sufficient. If you model large scenes we recommend 32 GB. For demanding 3D renderings we suggest 64 GB RAM.You can display the utilization of the working memory at any time using the task manager under the menu *Performance*.
The perfect graphics card
We recommend that you use as much graphics card memory as your budget allows. Powerful graphics cards are able to render more complex models more fluidly by reducing or completely eliminating display delays (jerking). The display has been improved in version 6. Rendering applications in Rhino 6 use GPU acceleration and the integrated Cycles Raytrace renderer can be configured for GPU acceleration. V-Ray for Rhino 6 provides features specifically designed to take advantage of Nvidia CUDA core acceleration.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. As high-end graphics card we recommend an nVidia Quadro P4000 or an Nvidia Quadro P5000. Alternatively you can use inexpensive AMD graphics cards of the Radeon Pro XW series. AMD graphics cards require an adjustment of certain Rhino settings.
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.