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Installing Geometry Gym plug-ins and tools
The steps below outline how to install the geometry gym plug-ins for Rhino and Revit. Watch the video or follow the instructions below.
Host applications (such as Rhino, Revit or Navisworks) need to be installed prior to our plugin. Geometry Gym typically support several recent versions of the host application.
Know which version of associated applications are installed on your computer. If you're application version is not noted, please contact us.
Geometry Gym provides separate/distinct plug-in packages for different versions of Rhino (6, 7, 8 beta etc) and these are handled independently for each Rhino version. Therefore, you will be required to install plug-ins specific to each different version of Rhino you have on your computer.
Rhino/Grasshopper plugins can be installed using Rhino Package manager (Yak). This should enable most users to be able to update plugins without requiring IT admin support.
To access the package manager go to the Rhino command line and type PackageManager (TestPackageManager in Rhino6).
Package Manager Command
You can place gg into the search bar to search for GeometryGym plug-ins or BullAnt for our free plug-in. A tick next to the item in the search result will notify you which version you have installed and if there is a more recent version that can be downloaded.
Rhino Package Manager
After nominating plug-in installation from Package Manager command (TestPackageManager in Rhino6), you will typically be prompted to restart Rhino after installation.
The plug-in(s) should now be installed and ready to use. New rhino commands starting with '
gg' should now be available in the command line along with a number of specific rhino toolbars:
Geometry Gym Tabs and Commands
If you cannot view the 'gg' commands from the command line you may need to manually install the rhino plug-ins. Please follow the link below for some common issues that can occur during installation.
If you are still experiencing issues after these steps please contact us.
After installing, plug-in tab(s) in Grasshopper should appear:
Geometry Gym Grasshopper Tabs
Only tabs which include the plug-in you have installed will be visible.
It is highly recommended that BullAnt is installed as a base as there are a lot of tools in which the other plug-ins rely on for streamlining workflows. Grasshopper will prompt you if it is used in an example file.
Other Geometry Gym developments for Revit, Navisworks etc are provided as .msi installer files available from the downloads page:
Make sure that Revit, Navisworks or other applications are not running prior to following these steps.
- 1.Find the installers from the folder that you selected at download or simple use the run command from your internet browser.
- 2.Run each of the installers by double clicking (windows security might take a few seconds prior to permitting installation).
The installer will attempt to create registry keys (windows) or save manifests to instruct application to load plugins when starting.
When you start Revit, Navisworks etc, there should be a Geometry Gym panel visible on the panel.
Revenues from commercial users of Geometry Gym developements permit us to sustain full time development and support of the plug-ins and tools. However, we do provide a free 30 day trial to evaluate the tools.
A trial license needs to be requested prior to being able to use majority of the tools.
To Request a trial license:
- 1.If you are in Revit or an application other than Revit, try running a Geometry Gym command and the license request dialog should show. If in Rhino, run the command
ggZZLicenseRequestcommand within Rhino and a dialog will present as shown below:
If you have a variant of Outlook/Windows Live installed, you can accept the option for an email to be prepared prior to send. If not, the xml text data needed will have already been placed in Windows Clipboard.
We endeavor to respond to license requests as quickly as possible (If online it will be near immediately). If you haven’t gotten a reply within a day, please check email was sent or chase up with another email.
Once you have received an .xml license file via email. Follow the steps below to apply the license:
- 1.Save the file in a logical place on your hard drive. This can be save anywhere. If you have trouble downloading/accessing the attachment, please try forwarding the email to a personal email address such as gmail, or request the attachment in a zip file.
- 2.Use the update button on the license dialog, or run the
ggZZLicenseUpdatecommand similar to step 3 above in the rhino window.
- 3.A browser window will appear which will allow you to select the saved license file location.
- 4.Click okay, and you should retrieve a message stating "Successful License Installation".