Object Properties (.csv) export

Creates a comma-delimited text file in CSV (comma-separated value) that contains a tabulation of various object properties including layer name, layer color, object name, object render color and selected mass properties. The text file is created in a way that makes it easy to import information into spreadsheet programs.

To save as or export a Rhino model

  1. On the File menu, click Export Selected or Save As.
  2. In the dialog box, the Files of type list displays the currently supported file types for export.
  3. In the Files of type box, select the supported file type.
  4. In the File name box, select or type a file name.
  5. Specify what is to be saved.
  6. Options

    Save small

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

    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.

    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-in applications.
  7. If the export can be configured, click the Options button to specify export settings.
  8. Mesh file types export NURBS surfaces as meshes either with the specified meshing options, or the document render mesh settings.

CSV Export Options


Include header line

When exporting to a spreadsheet, a column heading line will be created.

Layer information

Layer name
Layer color
Layer index

The creation order number of a layer.

Include hierarchy

Exclude the parent layer name and use only the short layer name.

Group information

Group names
Group indexes

The creation order number of a group.

Object information

Object name
Object ID
Object description
Object color
Object material

Note: A render material of –1 means the object or layer has not been assigned a render material and therefore uses Rhino’s default render material.

Surround point coordinates with double-quotes

Includes each set of x, y, z coordinate values in double-quotes.

Mass properties

Area centroid
Area moments
Volume centroid
Volume moments
Cumulative mass properties

User text

Attribute Keys
Attribute Texts
Object Keys
Object Texts
Always use these settings. Do not show this dialog again.

Saves the current settings and turns off the dialog display.

To turn the message back on

See also: ResetMessageBoxes command.




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