Rhino To Alias PluginWin32 and 64, English
General Usage Instructions
Open Utilities > Plugin Manager and select import3DM to enable the plugin. The plugin will be listed under Autodesk Exchange Apps.
Select the Auto Load option to automatically load the plugin the next time Alias starts.
The plugin will be installed under File > Import menu, as Import 3DM
Click on Import 3DM to open a 3dm file to a new stage or the current stage depending upon the option.
The following datasets are translated
|Brep Surfaces||Nurbs Surfaces|
|Solids/ Joined surfaces||Group of Nurbs Surfaces|
|Point Sets||Point Cloud|
The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk Exchange App has already installed the plug-in.
Please ensure the following pre-requisites are met.
.NET framework 4.6.1 or above. Download the framework from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49981
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Update 3 RC or above. Download the files from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52685To uninstall this plug-in, simply rerun the installer by downloading it again from Exchange, and select the 'Uninstall' button, or you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features' just as you would uninstall any other application from your system. If the Plugin Manager window is open, it should be closed and re-opened to update the list of available plugins.
LicenseManger will automatically pop up when the plugin is invoked for the first time. A trial subscription for 10 days can be activated by clicking on the "Trial Subsciption" button. Click on the "Buy Scubcription" button for a one year subscription. The cost of subscription is USD 99. Internet Connection is requred to enable trial subscription and to activate regular subscription. After buying the subscription, click on "Activate Subscription" to activate your subscription. The License Manager will automatically pop up 9 days before the end of subscription period
Limitations: Some trim edges might be distorted when importing certain Rhino parametric geometry.
- Work Around 1: If you encounter such distortions, an optional Rhino toolbar menu is provided to correct those distortions. Open the Toolbar menu by typing “Toolbar” in Rhinocerous. Open the optimize.rui file from the saved location. Close the toolbar editor. Now the Optimize toolbar with the menu “Optimize for Alias” is diplayed. Before saving any rhino files to be exported to Alias, click once on Optimize for Alias button. Save the file and it can be imported into Alias.
- Work Around 2: Save the file in Rhino as v2. The resulting files will not have the distortions when imported to Alias
|Version Number||Version Description|
|Bug Fix: License Manager reports no Internet connectivity|
|Bug Fix: Stand Alone translator not working with some Windows 10 online accounts.|
|Stand Alone translator No support for Alias versions prior to 2016 No perpetual license. Subscription based rolling updates|
|Final release for 32 bit Alias Minor bug fixes|
|Added support for Alias 2017|