Save

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File
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File

Save

Ctrl + S

The Save command saves the current model.

You can automatically save a backup file each time a model is saved.

See: Options > Files.

Steps

  1. In the File name box, type a name for the file.
  2. Click Save.

To save as an earlier version of Rhino

To save as a different file format

See: Export.

Options

Save small

Clears render and analysis meshes to reduce the 3dm file size. When you open the model next time, Rhino will re-create the render and analysis meshes as needed.

Save textures

Embeds external textures used by materials, environments and decals into the model.

Save plugin data

Saves data attached to objects or the document by plug-ins.

Save geometry only

Saves geometry objects only. No layers, materials, properties, notes, or units settings are saved.

This is similar to exporting the objects. A new file is made, but it does not become your active Rhino model.

In the emergency save (out of memory) situation, Rhino automatically attempts to save your current model under a different name and prevent you from saving over your last .3dm file. Search your hard disk for a file named RHINO_EMERGENCY_SAVE.3dm.

To access hidden command-line options

Command-line options

Version

Specifies the Rhino version for the saved file.

SaveSmall

Though clearing the render meshes makes the file smaller, it will shade and render more slowly the next time you open the file.

GeometryOnly

Saves geometry objects only. No layers, materials, properties, notes, or units settings are saved. This is similar to exporting the objects. A new file is made, but it does not become your active Rhino model.

SaveTextures

Embeds external textures used by materials, environments and decals into the model.

SavePlugInData

Saves data attached to objects or the document by plug-in applications.

Browse

Opens the Save window.

SaveAs

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STL Tools

File

Save As

The SaveAs command saves the current model with a different name, closes the current model, and opens the new model.

Options

Save small

Clears render and analysis meshes to reduce the 3dm file size. When you open the model next time, Rhino will re-create the render and analysis meshes as needed.

Save textures

Embeds external textures used by materials, environments and decals into the model.

Save plugin data

Saves data attached to objects or the document by plug-ins.

Save geometry only

Saves geometry objects only. No layers, materials, properties, notes, or units settings are saved.

This is similar to exporting the objects. A new file is made, but it does not become your active Rhino model.

To access hidden command-line options

Command-line options

Version

Specifies the Rhino version for the saved file.

SaveSmall

Though clearing the render meshes makes the file smaller, it will shade and render more slowly the next time you open the file.

GeometryOnly

Saves geometry objects only. No layers, materials, properties, notes, or units settings are saved. This is similar to exporting the objects. A new file is made, but it does not become your active Rhino model.

SaveTextures

Embeds external textures used by materials, environments and decals into the model.

SavePlugInData

Saves data attached to objects or the document by plug-in applications.

Browse

Opens the Save window.

SaveAsTemplate

Toolbar Menu

File

File

Save As Template

The SaveAsTemplate command saves the current model as a template file.

Options

Save small

Clears render and analysis meshes to reduce the 3dm file size. When you open the model next time, Rhino will re-create the render and analysis meshes as needed.

Save textures

Embeds external textures used by materials, environments and decals into the model.

Save plugin data

Saves data attached to objects or the document by plug-ins.

Notes

To access hidden command-line options

Command-line options

SaveSmall

Though clearing the render meshes makes the file smaller, it will shade and render more slowly the next time you open the file.

SaveTextures

Embeds external textures used by materials, environments and decals into the model.

SavePlugInData

Saves data attached to objects or the document by plug-in applications.

Browse

Opens the Save window.

SaveSmall

Toolbar Menu

File

File

Save Small

The SaveSmall command saves geometry objects without meshes.

Note

To access hidden command-line options

Command-line options

Version

Specifies the Rhino version for the saved file.

SavePlugInData

Saves data attached to objects or the document by plug-in applications.

Browse

Opens the Save window.

IncrementalSave

Toolbar Menu

File

File

Incremental Save

The IncrementalSave command saves the model as a new sequentially-numbered version. The current model is not affected.

Steps

Notes

Autosave

Toolbar Menu

File

Not on menus.

The Autosave command saves the current file to the designated AutoSave(Number) file.

The automatic autosave mechanism periodically saves a copy of your current model.

This saved file is moved to the recycle bin when you successfully close your model.

If Rhino is not successfully closed, either because it crashed or because you turned off your computer while your file was open, the autosave file remains on your hard drive.

When you run Rhino and Rhino detected an autosaved file, Rhino prompts to save the recovered model.

Warning

This is the only opportunity to recover the model. If you choose not to save, the autosaved file will be moved to the recycle bin.

To turn automatic Autosave on

To set the name and folder of the Autosave file

To set a list of commands that trigger Autosave automatically

Note

See also

Export

Save selected objects to a new file.

ExportWithOrigin

Save objects to a new file with a specified origin and construction plane.

ExportBitmaps

Create files from bitmaps in the model.

OptionsExport

Save Options settings to a file.

Work with files

Index of import/export file types

 

 

 

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