Rhino To Autodesk® Alias® PluginWin64, 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 the 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 app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.
You can unload the plug-in without uninstalling it by unchecking the "Load/Unload" checkbox associated with the plug-in in the Autodesk® Alias® Plug-in Manager. You may have to restart Alias to completely unload the application.
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++ 2019 Redistributable or above. Download the files from https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel/Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8.1/10), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.
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 Subscription" button. Click on the "Buy Subscription" button for a one-year subscription. The cost of a subscription is USD 99. Internet Connection is required to enable trial subscriptions and to activate regular subscriptions. 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 the 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 6 Plugin and Rhino 5 Plugin is provided to correct those distortions.
The plugin provides two commands
1, DS_Optimize: This would optimize the geometry in Rhino for transfer to Alias and other neutral formats.
2, DS_SplitKinkyEdges: This would split the edges at c1 discontinuities.
- 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|
|Enhancement: Support for Alias 2021.3|
|Enhancement: OpenNURBS 7.x Enhancement: Support v7 3DM files|
|Enhancement: OpenNURBS 6.15 Bug Fix: Minor bugs|
|Enhancement: Added additional options Enhancement: Support for Alias 2020. Enhancement: Improved License Manager|
|New App Icon 64 bit version only|