How to Use Paneling Tools in Rhino 5 to Create Stunning Designs
Paneling Tools is a plug-in for Rhino 5 that allows you to create paneling solutions from concept to fabrication. Paneling Tools supports intuitive design of paneling concepts as well as help rationalize complex geometry into a format that is suitable for analysis and fabrication.
Paneling Tools can be used for architectural and interior design, product design, jewelry design, and more. You can use Paneling Tools to create panels from any shape, such as curves, surfaces, polysurfaces, or meshes. You can also use Paneling Tools to create custom panels from any geometry or pattern.
In this article, we will show you how to use Paneling Tools in Rhino 5 to create stunning designs. We will cover the following topics:
How to install Paneling Tools in Rhino 5
How to use Paneling Tools commands in Rhino 5
How to use Paneling Tools for Grasshopper in Rhino 5
How to create custom panels with Paneling Tools in Rhino 5
How to export panels for fabrication with Paneling Tools in Rhino 5
How to Install Paneling Tools in Rhino 5
To install Paneling Tools in Rhino 5, you need to download the plug-in from the McNeel website. You can find the download link here: https://wiki.mcneel.com/labs/panelingtools
Once you download the plug-in, you need to run the installer and follow the instructions. The installer will automatically copy the files to the correct folders and register the plug-in with Rhino 5.
After installing the plug-in, you need to load it in Rhino 5. To do this, go to Tools > Options > Plug-ins and check the box next to PanelingTools.rhp. Then click OK and restart Rhino 5.
Now you should see a new menu called PanelingTools in the Rhino 5 menu bar. You can also access the Paneling Tools commands by typing \"pt\" in the command line and pressing Enter.
How to Use Paneling Tools Commands in Rhino 5
Paneling Tools commands are divided into four categories: Grids, Panels, Utility, and Fabrication. You can find them under the PanelingTools menu or by typing \"pt\" followed by the command name in the command line.
The Grids commands allow you to create different types of grids on curves, surfaces, polysurfaces, or meshes. You can create grids based on points, lines, curves, domains, attractors, or patterns. You can also modify grids by moving, rotating, scaling, trimming, or morphing them.
The Panels commands allow you to create panels from grids or custom geometry. You can create panels based on points, lines, curves, surfaces, polysurfaces, meshes, or patterns. You can also modify panels by moving, rotating, scaling, trimming, or morphing them.
The Utility commands allow you to perform various operations on grids and panels. You can measure distances, areas, volumes, or weights of grids and panels. You can also label grids and panels with numbers or text. You can also convert grids and panels into different formats such as curves, surfaces, polysurfaces, meshes, or blocks.
The Fabrication commands allow you to prepare grids and panels for fabrication. You can unroll grids and panels into flat patterns for cutting or folding. You can also generate fabrication drawings with dimensions and annotations for grids and panels.
How to Use Paneling Tools for Grasshopper in Rhino 5
Paneling Tools for Grasshopper is a set of components that allow you to use Paneling Tools functionality within Grasshopper. Grasshopper 29c81ba772