Getting Started


This course guide accompanies the Level 1 training sessions. Level 1 shows you how to produce 3-D models using NURBS geometry and arrange models for export, annotation and plotting. In class, you will receive information at an accelerated pace. For best results, practice at a Rhino workstation between class sessions, and consult your Rhino reference manual and the Help file for additional information.


The training consists of three full-day or six half-day sessions.

Course Objectives

In Level 1, you learn how to:

  1. Use the features of the Rhino user interface
  2. Customize your modeling environment
  3. Create basic graphic objects—lines, circles, arcs, curves, solids, and surfaces
  4. Model with precision using coordinate input, object snaps, and SmartTrack™ tools
  5. Modify curves and surfaces with edit commands and gumball
  6. Use control point editing to modify curves and surfaces
  7. Analyze your model
  8. Display any portion of the model
  9. Export and import models to and from various file formats
  10. Render the model using Rhino Render
  11. Dimension and annotate model with test and hatch
  12. Use layouts to arrange views of model on paper for printing

Schedule A: Three Classroom Days

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