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The Files options manage templates, backup files, file saving and locking.

Template files

Location

Specifies the location of the template files.

Default

Defines the name of the template file Rhino uses when it starts. If a file is specified, this template is used when Rhino starts. If no template file is specified, a template list appears each time Rhino starts.

Save

Create backup (*.*BAK) files when saving or exporting

When enabled and a model is saved or exported to overwrite an existing file, the original file is renamed with an extension of .*bak.

The 3dm backup file (.3dmbak) can be opened from the Rhino File menu > Open.

AutoSave

Save every ___ minutes

Turns on the Autosave feature and defines the save interval. When Autosave activates, a copy of the model you are working on automatically saves to the Autosave file.

Autosave file

Defines the name and location of the Autosave file. If a model has been saved, the Autosave file name will include the model name.

Always save before

Sets a list of commands that will save the file before the command starts.

Save render and analysis meshes in autosave file

If this setting is off, the model will save without meshes.

File Locking

Enable file locking. Creates *.RHL files

Rhino lock files <filename>.3dm.rhl are created to let other instances of Rhino know that a file is in use. Lock files are created when a .3dm file is opened or when an unnamed file is saved as a .3dm file.

Display read-only warning

Displays in a warning message to a second user who tries to access a locked .3dm file with Rhino.

Note

Imported file layers

Controls how Rhino manages layer names when Rhino imports an external model into an existing model.

Ways to "import" an external model into the existing model include:

Example

Current model = ThreeStooges.3dm

Import models named CurlyHoward.3dm, LarryFine.3dm, and MoeHoward.3dm with the following layer structures.

ThreeStooges.3dm CurlyHoward.3dm LarryFine.3dm MoeHoward.3dm
Layers Layers Layers Layers
Name Name Name Name

Stooges

Curly

Larry

Moe

Faces

Curly

Faces

Larry

Faces

Moe

Use complete layer tree from source file

Rhino will create a copy of the imported model's layer tree in the existing model.

Result

The imported layers Curly, Larry, and Moe are merged into the same-named layers in the current model. The layer Faces is not merged.

ThreeStooges.3dm
Layers
Name

Stooges

Curly

Larry

Moe

Faces

Curly

Larry

Moe

Use existing layers with matching name

If a layer in the existing model has the same name as a layer in the external model, Rhino will add everything on the external layer to the existing layer.

Result

The imported layer Faces, with sub-layers Curly, Larry, and Moe below it, is imported without merging.

ThreeStooges.3dm
Layers
Name

Stooges

Curly

Larry

Moe

Faces

Clipboard

Allow copy and paste to version 5.0
On exit

Specifies action to take when a large amount of data is in the Clipboard when Rhino closes.

Keep

Keeps data in the Clipboard for use in another application.

Delete

Clears the Clipboard.

Prompt

Prompts to keep or delete Clipboard data.

Recent files list

Clear Recent Files List

Removes file names from the list of recently-used files.

Restore Defaults

Restores the default system values. All custom appearance settings will be lost.

Save options for use on other computers

OptionsExport

Save Options settings to a file.

OptionsImport

Restore Options settings from a file.

See also

Rhino Wiki: Imported and linked block layer names

Options

Manage global options.

 

 

 

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