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-dominant 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.

Rhinoceros Updates

Latest News
  • Workshop: The “Big Five”: Numerical Modeling of Cave Mining This MassMin2020 workshop will review caveability, ground subsidence, infrastructure stability, fragmentation, and gravity flow associated...
    Read More
  • 2020 H. Bolton Seed Lecture: Open Issues about Soil Liquefaction Dr. Bruce L. Kutter delivered the 2020 H. Bolton Seed Lecture at Geo-Congress 2020 in...
    Read More
  • Webinar: Using Rigid Blocks in PFC This webinar will provide a brief overview of PFC modeling using convex rigid blocks, including...
    Read More

Upcoming Events
1 Dec
WEBINAR: What’s New in 3DEC Version 7
This webinar is for people who have used 3DEC before and are interested in the latest developments.... Read More
4 Dec
Analyses of Embankment Dams and Slopes Using FLAC
This hands-on, virtual training course is 16 hours total, spread over four days in a 1.5-week period, and covers the analysis of embank... Read More
8 Mar
FLAC3D Remote Introductory Training - Online!
Three days of general feature training addressing basic concepts and recommended procedures for geotechnical numerical analysis.... Read More