The steps below outline how to install the geometry gym plug-ins for Rhino and Revit. For the majority of users, installation is simply a matter however, If you have problems through the process please contact us.
An automated update may be possible in the near future.
Rhino plug-ins require Rhino to be installed and it is recommended that Grasshopper is also installed. Note since Rhino6, Grasshopper is built in but for Rhino5 must be installed independently.
Revit plug-ins will require Revit to be installed
You can download a trial version of the latest Rhino here.
The latest Geometry Gym installer files can be downloaded from the downloads page (.msi for Windows developments and .macrhi for RhinoMac):
Find the installers from the folder that you selected at download or simple use the run command from your internet browser.
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) to instruct Rhino to load these plugins when starting.
If you installed for the first time, Rhino should report loading of new plugins. Click okay to acknowledge these changes.
The plug-ins 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:
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 tabs in Grasshopper should also be added:
Only tabs which include the plug-in you have installed will be provided. If the grasshopper tabs are not loading these can also be loaded manually. Please follow the link above for common installation issues.
Geometry Gym do charge for software developments for commercial work to enable full time development of the plug-ins and tools. However, we do provide a 30 day trial to the tools.
You can read more about the Geometry Gym licencing system or inquire about purchasing a full licence here.
To Request a trial licence:
Run the rhino command
ggZZLicenseRequest command 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.
Simply, Paste (Menu – Edit- Paste or <CTRL> – v) into an email to Jon (email@example.com).
Once you have received an .xml licence file from Jon via email.Follow the steps below to apply the licence:
Save the file in a logical place on your hard drive. This can be save anywhere.
ggZZLicenceUpdate command similar to step 3 above in the rhino window.
A browse window will appear which will allow you to browse to the saved licence file location.
Click okay, and you should retrieve a message stating "Successful Licence Installation".