Many of the students I teach use shared computers in the school computer labs. One of them complained to me recently that he has a very difficult time learning rhino because every time he opens the program, the interface has been shifted around a little, and it takes him a while to get reoriented.
I myself have often wanted a way to carry around my interface settings to other computers, and while teaching, I encounter situations in which someone has edited an obscure option that drastically changes the appearance of the interface, and it takes a while to figure out that the issue is indeed in options (for example, recently someone turned off "Show Curves" for ShadedViewport mode in options, and it took a while to figure out why Rhino "wasn't drawing curves")
It would be great to be able to have interface profiles of some sort because sometimes I have to change display colors for live demonstrations of modeling (so that it can be seen on a projector), even though I prefer to model in a different set of colors.
I know there is some amount of interface options that are stored in a 3dm file - specifically viewports, display mode, and camera views.
Is there any way that users could have save a user preference file, that could store a number of interface options consistently? Is there some way that a user could easily save or recreate a specific set of interface options within Rhino? Are there existing commands I'm not aware of that already deal with this dilemma?
Some things that would be really useful to be able to transfer from computer to computer, or to restore on a shared computer:
Thanks for any comments, solutions, or ideas!
Have you tried the "Export Options/Import Options" commands? They allow you to write your options to an ini file. You can also store your toolset in a named rui file.
Thanks so much George! That is exactly what I was looking for. Perfect.
Also, if you use Windows Roaming Profiles, all your Rhino 5.0 settings will follow you around from computer to computer automatically. (At least that's the goal).
That means that if you log in using your Windows domain account on one computer with Rhino, all your settings will look like they did last time you used Rhino on a different computer.
Please let us know if this doesn't work for you.
Wou! Rhino is full of hidden options, I didn't know this one. Thanks a lot George.
There are a few options that aren't saved in the "Export Options" command.
Two I know of right off the bat are, "Files Search Paths" and "Script Files To Load When Rhino Starts up", unless something has changed in the past new WIP's that wasn't documented.
I wish all the settings in there were saved, I don't know why there are some that are left out.