The Rhino window

Window title

Displays the current model's file name and file size. More...

Command history window

Displays the previous commands and prompts. Text from this area can be copied and pasted into the command prompt, macro editor, button command, or any application that accepts text. More...

Right-click to open a context menu.

Command prompt

Displays prompts for command actions, allows typing command names and options. More...

Right-click to open a context menu.

Toolbars

Contain graphical icons for initiating commands. More...

Viewports

Displays the Rhino working environment including object display, viewport title, background, construction plane grid, world axis icon. More...

Viewport tabs

Manages multiple-page layout style viewports along with standard modeling viewports. More...

Osnap toolbar

Contains persistent object snap toggles. More...

Menu

Groups Rhino commands by function. More...

Toolbar group

A collection of tabbed toolbars. More...

Toolbar menu icon

Opens the toolbar menu. More...

Viewport title

Left click to activate the viewport without losing selected objects. More...

Viewport title menu

Each viewport has a title. Right-click the title or click down arrow to display the viewport title menu.

Status bar

Displays the current coordinate system, the current location and delta of the cursor, and the status bar panes. More...

The status bar is located at the bottom of the Rhino window.

Status bar panes

The Rhino status bar panes.

CPlane

x

y

z

Inches

Layer

Grid Snap

Ortho

Planar

Osnap

SmartTrack

Gumball

Record History

Filter

Info

Menu Help

When the mouse hovers over a menu item, a description of that item displays here.

CPlane / World

The construction plane/world coordinates toggle.

x

The mouse cursor x-location.

y

The mouse cursor y-location.

z

The mouse cursor z-location.

Units / Delta

The current units setting.

During drawing commands, displays the distance from last picked point to the current location.

Layer pane

If objects are selected, the Layer pane displays the layer of the selected objects.

If no objects are selected, the Layer pane displays the current layer.

4 Click the Layer pane to access quick controls for setting the selected objects' layer or to change layer visibility and status.
4 Right-click the Layer pane to open the Layers panel.

Grid Snap pane

4 Click the Grid Snap pane to toggle grid snap.

The text "Grid Snap" changes to bold when Grid Snap is on.

4 Right click the pane to set options.

Grid Snap options

Grid Snap On/Off

Toggles the grid snap on/off state. This is the same as clicking the Snap pane.

Active Viewport / All Viewports options

Show Grid Lines

Toggles the visibility of the construction plane grid.

Show Grid Axes

Toggles the visibility of the grid x- and y-axes.

Show World Axes Icon

Toggles the visibility of the world axis icon in the bottom left corner of a viewport.

Set Snap Size

Specifies the grid snap size.

Snap Size

Reports the current snap size.

Settings

Opens the Grid Document Properties.

Ortho pane

4 Click the Ortho pane to toggle Ortho mode.

The text in the pane changes to bold when the mode is on.

4 Right-click the pane to set options.

Ortho options

Ortho On/Off

Toggles the ortho on/off state. This is the same as clicking the Ortho pane.

Set Ortho Angle

Specifies the ortho angle.

Ortho Angle

Reports the current ortho angle.

Settings

Opens the Modeling Aids Options.

Planar pane

4 Click the Planar pane to toggle Planar mode.

The text in the pane changes to bold when the mode is on.

4 Right-click the pane to set options.

Planar options

Planar On/Off

Toggles the planar on/off state. This is the same as clicking the Planar pane.

Osnap pane

4 The Osnap control lets you select which object snaps are currently in effect.
4 Click the Osnap pane to toggle the display of the Osnap control.

The text in the pane changes to bold when one or more object snaps have been selected.

If some object snaps are selected, clicking the Osnap pane toggles the disabled state.

4 Right-click the pane to set options.

Osnap options

Osnap Control On/Off

Toggles the Osnap toolbar on/off state. This is the same as clicking the Osnap pane.

Snap to locked objects

Turns on snapping to locked objects.

Snap to apparent intersections

Turns on snapping to apparent intersections.

Settings

Opens the Modeling Aids Options.

SmartTrack pane

4 Click the SmartTrack pane to toggle SmartTrack mode.

The text in the pane changes to bold when the mode is on.

4 Right-click the pane to set options.

SmartTrack options

SmartTrack On/Off

Toggles the SmartTrack on/off state. This is the same as clicking the SmartTrack pane.

Settings

Opens the SmartTrack Options.

Gumball pane

4 Click the Gumball pane to toggle Autogumball mode.

The text in the pane changes to bold when the mode is on.

4 Right-click the pane to set options.

Gumball options

Auto Gumball On/Off

Toggles the Autogumball on/off state. This is the same as clicking the Gumball pane.

Snappy Dragging

Object snaps are honored when dragging.

Smooth Dragging

Object snaps are ignored when dragging.

Settings

Opens the Gumball Options.

Record History pane

4 Click the Record History pane to toggle history recording on/off state.

The text in the pane changes to bold when the mode is on.

4 Right-click the pane to set options.

Record History options

Always Record History

Turns history recording on.

Update Children

Automatically updates child objects when the input objects are changed.

Lock Children

Locks output created with history.

History Break Warning

Warns when the connection between parent and child objects is broken.

Filter pane

4 Click the Filter pane to open the Selection Filter control.

Filter options

Selection Filter Control On/Off

Toggles the Selection Filter control on and off.

Info pane

4 Click the Info pane to display information about the current Rhino session. The Info pane cycles through the list of specified categories.
Selected object count
Selected object layer
Relative coordinates
Curve parameter/UV coordinates
Dimension style
Notes
Absolute tolerance
Angle tolerance
Current layer
Current layer linetype
Number of off layers
Current font
CPlane name
CPlane/UPlane
Parallel view size
Minutes from last save
CPU use
Memory use
Available physical memory