Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

What is Rhinoceros?

  • Rhinoceros (Rhino) is a solid modeling tool for designers and engineers.
    • With Rhino you can import, create, edit, and export geometrical objects in a variety of formats for use in Itasca software (FLAC3D, 3DEC, PFC).
    • Rhino is developed by Robert McNeel & Associates.
    • Itasca is an authorized reseller of Rhinoceros.
    • Rhino 3D is not only powerful, but very affordable at US$895* when bundled with a related Itasca software (Griddle, FLAC3D, 3DEC, or PFC3D)
  • Rhino is required to use Griddle, Itasca's grid generation software for engineers and scientists.
    • Rhino allows you to build the model geometry (curves, surfaces, solids) with an incredible number of tools and options
    • Griddle is a plug-in that provides many additional tools to ensure good quality surface meshes and volume meshing with hexahedral, tetrahedral, and hexahedral-dominate zones for FLAC3D, rigid- or deformable blocks for 3DEC, and meshes for other engineering software formats (ABAQUS, ANSYS, NASTRAN, LS-DYNA, VRML, and CSV).

Visit Rhinoceros 3D CAD's website for more information about what it has to offer.

Rhino objects defining the underground powerhouse, chambers, and other infrastructure of the Baihetan Dam in China.
The final FLAC3D volume mesh constructed using Rhino and Griddle contains 1 million zones, 315 zone groups, and 5 face groups (e.g., faults, joints, and bedding).

*North American price; may vary in other territories; excludes taxes or other fees; software discounts are not applicable. Griddle is sold separately.

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