Rhino (TM) Plug-In
After downloading the Rhino
(TM) plug-in installation package, run the installer. This will
install the plug-in files, most notably the plug-in library file, *.rhp,
and associated help file, *chm, onto your local disk drive in the typical
Windows default directory or any other that you designate.
INSTALLING AND LOADING THE
Currently, running the
installation package will copy the necessary files into the directory that
you designated, and will make appropriate entries in your system Registry.
However, automatic installation and loading of the plug-in when Rhino is
booted is not guaranteed. While we continue to work on this problem,
it will be necessary for you to manually install the plug-in the first time
it is to be run, and to manually reload the plug-in each time you reboot
Once installed, boot Rhino and
navigate to Tools/Options. In the Rhino Options dialog, under Rhino
Options select Plug-ins which will bring into view a list of all of the
currently installed Rhino plug-ins. Click on the Install button at the
bottom of the dialog, navigate to the directory where your plug-in file
(*.rhp) is located, select the file and click on Open. Once this
operation is completed, you should find your plug-in in the list. By
right-clicking on your plug-in listing, you can check the Properties and
Commands popup items to verify that you have the right plugin. Note
that your plug-in is designated in the Loaded column as loaded ('Yes').
You should then click on the OK button to complete the installation.
Each time you reboot Rhino,
make certain that your plug-in is loaded by checking the Rhino Options
Plug-ins to verify that the Loaded column indicates 'Yes' by your plug-in.
If it is not so, (the listing under the Loaded column is 'No') then
right-click on your plug-in and select the 'Load Plug-in' menu item.
By doing so you will facilitate the loading of your plug-in by Rhino and the
listing in the Loaded column should indicate 'Yes'. Then click OK and
you can proceed to use the plug-in.
ONLINE SUPPORT FOR A PLUG-IN
Under ideal circumstances, the
online help files that were installed with the plug-in would be accessible
both from the plug-in Help menu item and from the Rhino / Help/ Plugin menu.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. The only work around presently
available for this is to install the plug-in in the C:/Program
Files/Rhinocerus 4.0/Plug-Ins directory or the C://Program Files/Rhinocerus
4.0/System directory. As with other deployment problems, we continue
to work on this. Meanwhile, we have made online help available via the
Internet for each plug-in.
For additional support, you
should contact McNeel via the
Rhino News Group or email the