Network licenses and installation media for this program are provided by the GSD. McNeel does offer a substantial discount for fully-functional educational licenses to individuals, which can be a good alternative to the network licenses offered by the school.  To find out more information, visit McNeel's educational site

To use network-licensed software you are required to be on the GSD network, either with a network cable, on the HarvardSecure wireless signal, or logged into VPN while working remotely.

The installation files for this program are on the GSD file server GSDServer under the Software folder

When installing any software on Goliath, you should be local – installing software from Goliath over VPN is not recommended.

To install Rhino, double-click the ‘Setup.exe' file
On the Installation Screen click ‘Install Rhino 5'
Enter ‘Computer Resources' under name
Choose ‘Float my license on the network using the zoo'
and agree to the terms and conditions

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Click through the rest of the options and start the installation

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Once the installation completes, install any Service Releases available on GSDServer.

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After installing the Service Releases, launch Rhino and you should be prompted to enter the Zoolicense server name

Enter: license.design.harvard.edu and click Test Connection – if it is successful, click Ok and Rhino should launch.

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Rhino's viewports are distorted or are not rendering properly while zooming or panning.

This typically happens when your video card driver has poor support for OpenGL. The first thing to do is to check if an updated video driver is available from your computer manufacturer's website or through Windows Updates.

If you have tried this and still experience issues, turning off Hardware Acceleration might improve these symptoms.

Within Rhino select Tools then Options.

Expand the View menu and select OpenGL.

Deselect the check box next to Use Accelerated Hardware Modes and click Ok

You may have to close and reopen Rhino for the change to take effect

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