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New in 5 - Administration Tools


The major goals for Rhino 5 include:

  • Take more advantage of current hardware
  • Easier license deployment in larger installations
  • Easier to share (float) licenses in a workgroup and company
  • Easier to manage and track licenses
  • Easier to keep licenses up-to-date with the current bug fix service release
  • Provide more training and support options

System Requirements and Recommendations

Rhino 5 for Windows runs on ordinary Windows desktop and laptop computers, with:


Note: Apple hardware is supported only with Bootcamp.
  • 1 GB RAM. 8 GB or more is recommended
  • DVD drive or an Internet connection for installation
  • 600 MB disk space
  • OpenGL 2 capable video card recommended

Operating systems:

Note:Both 32- and 64-bit versions are installed on 64-bit Windows systems.
  • Windows 7 or 8 - recommended
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP (32-bit only) Service Pack 3


  • Service releases downloaded automatically
  • License validation and product registration is simplified

Not supported:

  • Linux
  • Windows NT, 95, 98, ME, or 2000
  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Mac OS X, but an OS X version is under development. Details...
  • Virtualization systems on OS X such as VMWare and Parallels

License Management, Sharing, and Deployment

The Zoo 5 License Manager

(free) is a complete rewrite with many new features:
Note:Rhino 5 will not work with Zoo 4.0 and Rhino 4.0 will not work with Zoo 5. But, both Zoo 4.0 and Zoo 5 can run on the same network. Both can be installed on the same server, without conflict.
  • Supports third-party Rhino plug-ins
  • Runs as a service - automatically restarts when the server reboots
  • Uses Standard Internet Protocol Support. Firewall Friendly. Now runs across WANs, Routers, and VPN making it easier to share (float) licenses in a workgroup and company
  • License check out duration control
  • Updated installation and administration details

The new License Validation system makes it easier to recover lost or stolen license keys.

Rhino Options

export and import has been enhanced and now includes advanced display mode settings.

Plug-in Manager

It is now easier to disable plug-ins. This is important for users who are beta testing new plug-ins or having a problem and suspect the problem is caused by a particular plug-in.

Service Releases Automatically Update

After the first release of every major new version, there are bug fix releases that download automatically. The users are prompted to install them.

Note:Service releases do not install automatically. You are prompted to install. The automatic download service can also be turned off.

Splash and About

The new splash screen now notifies users when a service release has been downloaded and is ready to be installed. It also provides more details about the installed Rhino version along with event news and tech tips.

Training, Support, and Community

Since your team's productivity and frustration are at stake, we want to make sure help is available when you need it.

As with all early versions of Rhino, support is included in the purchase price. There are no maintenance or subscription fees.

New support resources for Rhino 5 include: