Wellesley College - Rhino

What is this software?

Rhino is 3-D modeling and design (CAD) software; it runs on both MacOS and Windows computers. 

Where to find this software

For 2021-2022, Rhino is available where requested.

You may install Rhino on your Mac or Windows computer for coursework.

Installation Requirements

See the Rhino requirements at their web site

In addition to the vendor's system requirements, if you are off campus, you will need to use the VPN to install or use the software.

Install Rhino 7 (follow steps closely to point to our Zoo license manager)

  1. Verify your computer meets the system requirements above.
  2. Make sure your computer is on the Wellesley network (using VPN if off campus, Wellesley Secure if on campus with Wi-Fi).
  3. Download the appropriate installer to your computer's desktop:
    1. Connect to the academicstore server using your Wellesley username and password
      (you may need to enter wellesley\username instead of just your username)
      * on a Windows PC: use windows menu iconStart or Run, then type \\academicstore\software
      (Got an error? try academicstore.wellesley.edu instead of just academicstore
      * on a Mac, in the Finder's Go menu, Connect to server, smb://academicstore/software
      (Got an error? try academicstore.wellesley.edu instead of just academicstore)
    2. Open the folder containing the installer: facstaffstudents, then Rhino
      It may take a moment for the folders to appear
    3. (TIPS if you have trouble accessing the installer)
    4. Open the folder, then drag the Mac or Windows folder to your computer's desktop
      • Note: version 7 available soon for Fall 2021 (required for Apple M1 chip Mac computers)
    5. Watch the progress of the download, which will take longer on some computers for the installer, as that is very large
  4. Having watched the download until it's complete, find the installer in the folder you dragged to your desktop:
    • on a Mac, you're looking for a DMG that starts with Rhino (Rhino....dmg) in the Mac folder
    • on a Windows PC, you're looking for Rhino....exe
  5. Run that installer
  6. If asked, say Yes, you really want to run this. If asked, Accept the downloaded installer from the Internet. 
  7. On Windows, for License Method, select Zoo
    On a Mac, after checking the box indicating that you're agreeing to their terms, click Options at the bottom left and select Use the LAN Zoo, then select Use the LAN Zoo with the following...
  8. Copy/paste or type LM-rhino.wellesley.edu and click Continue on a Mac or Install Now on Windows
  9. After the install completes, launch Rhino
  10. Upon first launch, if you get a warning that you have an obsolete Operating System, read the information and click Continue
  11. Once you have confirmed that Rhino is working, delete the installer.