It’s been a month since I wrote about the work-in-progress McNeel’s technology called “Rhino Inside”: Will Rhino 7 run inside Revit? And now it is live on GitHub!
The Rhino Inside technology allows Rhino and Grasshopper to be embedded within other products, including Revit and AutoCAD. This repository contains all the sample developer code for loading Rhino inside other 64-bit Windows applications.
Note that you’ll need to download Rhino WIP version to be able to play with Inside technology.
Apidocs.co is an ambitious online project by Gui Talarico, the author of the Revit API website called RevitAPIdocs. Instead of focusing on one particular application, apidocs combines several applications’ APIs into one online library with more than 120K unique documents:
Apidocs has a clean and user-friendly interface, which is easy to use and navigate. Just select the desired application, then either search or dive into its API:
This project is a huge timesaver and a one-stop shop for several design applications’ APIs. Moreover, it is open and free for everyone.
And if you are interested in supporting the project, head over to support page: apidocs.co/support
McNeel & Associates have recently published a webpage about the “Rhino Inside” technology, which sounds pretty amazing:
Rhino 7 WIP (Work in Progress) can now run inside other 64-bit Windows applications such as Revit, and potentially AutoCAD, Solidworks, Photoshop, Excel, etc.
Imagine that you could run Rhino’s geometry engine inside Revit environment. This could be a game-changer for those who work with conceptual design.
The bad news is that “Rhino Inside” is in the early phase of development, so that there is nothing to see or test for the moment. Even the Rhino Inside webpage is full of placeholders for the download and help links:
Try Rhino inside Revit (RiR)
- Download and install the Revit plugin.
- Try the Rhino, Grasshopper, and Python examples.
- Build your own RiR tools. How to get started…
- Check out the source code for RiR and the related examples.
- Try writing a Rhino Inside plugin for your favorite product. How to get started…
Personally, I don’t mind the wait: it’s almost certainly better to have the new feature work well when it launches, rather than launch with bugs.