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Added by Bob Koll on July 19, 2021 at 10:57am — No Comments

Laser Cutting project: Acrylic Chess Game Set

See project details here.

Download DXF here

  • Expand this project for to additive manufacturing by revolving the game pieces in Rhino to into 3D geometries and 3D printing.
  • Also encourage students to create a theme piece, that…

Added by Mary Fugier on July 13, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

Flow Text along a Curve on the Paper Box


Paper Box Model v6  Unroll…


Added by Bob Koll on April 16, 2021 at 6:29am — No Comments

GearGen for PC and Mac


GearGen download files by Thomas Anagnostou.    'Extract'…


Added by Bob Koll on April 15, 2021 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Contour model and Waffle model

The inspiration for this is from Scott Callihan

at Harbor College in Los Angeles, CA…


Added by Bob Koll on April 15, 2021 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Paper Box... Pete & Tim

Paper Box Model downloadable file…


Added by Bob Koll on April 14, 2021 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Coffee Cup from a sketch

Paper Cup Sketched…


Added by Bob Koll on April 8, 2021 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Toy Screw & Threads with Helix and Pipe by PJ Chen


 by PJ Chen   Toy Screw Threads video



Added by Bob Koll on March 22, 2021 at 11:16am — No Comments

NEW:  v6 Training Materials

Download the latest V6 & v7 training manuals and models, click the link below:

Rhino v6 Level one training manual and models

Rhino v6 Level two training…


Added by Bob Koll on March 19, 2021 at 1:09pm — No Comments

'Trace' is now 'Vectorize' in Rhino v6 and v7

Vectorize plugin for Rhino 6 or 7 Windows and Mac.

   The developer of the Trace plugin passed away a few months ago.  Dale Fugier, one of our Rhino developers, wrote the Vectorize plugin to replace the Trace plugin.  Thanks Dale.  And also thanks to Gérard Bouteau, the original developer of 'Trace'.…


Added by Bob Koll on March 19, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments


I was looking for some things that I could cut on the laser to include in kits sent home with kids during distance learning and found these three puzzles.  They were quick and easy to cut, and gave me some projects to help them build some basic Rhino skills.  The two cube puzzles are similar to the 3D Puzzle exercise in chapter 6 of the Rhino Level 1…


Added by Tim Eggleston on March 18, 2021 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

571 members as of today

Table of Contents is working.  Let me know if you want anything added to this 'projects' document.

This is getting to be popular all around the world.  Thanks for those of you who are 'talking it up'.  This is a good way to add members.  Add some photos, post a tutorial, or classroom activities to the page.…


Added by Bob Koll on March 17, 2021 at 10:17am — No Comments

Tootsie Pop: Plane, Rebuild, Revolve, PointEdit, Twist, Texture, Direction

Model:   …


Added by Bob Koll on March 16, 2021 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Sub D tools Carbon Fiber Bike part two a freeform bike frame

Here is the second Carbon Fiber bike frame tutorial.

An organic frame design.  Great project for students that have a creative side.

Given the location of the front and rear sprockets, as well as the location of the crank set and head post  design a 'bike' frame .  I would encourage exploring several iterations . 

When I was teaching one of my students (Heath M.) built a non traditional bike as his senior project.  A variation of it was latter put…


Added by Dave Weidkamp on February 13, 2021 at 10:04am — No Comments

Layout Mechanical 11 x 8.5


11x8.5 Layout & Template tutorial  (mechanical)

    Create a Layout and Template (mechanical) pdf



Added by Bob Koll on February 9, 2021 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Shed project (as a Sketch, takeoff, and purchase project)

Projects to go with this series of updated/changed shed models:

Research and 'purchase' each and every part of the shed model. Be aware of the lengths of lumber to be purchased vs the length of lumber to be cut on the job.

Sketch each part of the shed beginning with the pier block.  (Both Isometric sketches AND orthographic sketches.)

Sketch the entire shed…


Added by Bob Koll on February 7, 2021 at 10:26am — No Comments

Rhino V 7 Sub D tools introduction and designing with pushing and pulling geometry.

If you have grown tired of teaching CAD and the students roll their eyes at the concept of drawing another widget.

Try adding some creativity . Simple rules - many answers.   This project utilizes the Sub D tools in Rhino V7.


Starting with some hard points (points that are given and don't change) design a bike frame.

The only rules are :  You must use the four locations :  Front and rear wheel hub centers, The location…


Added by Dave Weidkamp on January 31, 2021 at 9:58am — No Comments

Rendering (Material basics) in Rhino v6 and v7

Thanks to Vanessa Steeg for sharing this content with us: 

Her website:  The Melting Shop      She is also a Rhino techie and trainer.

New to Rhino rendering or changing from v5 to v6 or v7? …


Added by Bob Koll on December 15, 2020 at 2:06pm — No Comments

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