Export to 3DM

This component exports Grasshopper geometries to an external 3DM Rhino file. This feature doesn't rely on user interface, therefore it is more reliable and can be safely conducted anytime.

How to use this component?

  • The component is listed under Pancake tab, I/O

  • Or you can find it via double-clicking

What does each parameter mean?

Input
Output

ickname

Description

Geo

The geometr(ies) you want to export

Layer

Layer path(s) to save the corresponding geometr(ies). Can be empty. See here for help.

ObjAttr

Object attributes. See below. Can be empty.

File

Where to save the file

Overwrite

Control if the destination should be overwritten. False by default.

Ver

Can be 0, or from 2 to current version. 0 means the latest version. 0 by default.

Export

Feed true to export the geometries.

Nickname

Description

OK

Evaluates true when the export is successful

Log

Operation log when error occurs

What geometries are supported?

  • Arc

  • Box

  • BRep

  • Circle

  • Curve

  • Ellipse

  • Hatch

  • Line

  • Mesh

  • Point3d

  • Surface

  • TextDot

Annotations are generally unsupported.

What else should I also notice?

  • Under Rhino 5, level designation is ignored due to API limitation. All geometries are put onto the default layer.

  • Layer information in object attributes is ignored.

  • Object attributes from Elefront is unsupported. We recommend to generate it through Human.

  • We don't recommend you to use any object attribute other than colour, because they are not tested.