Rhino for Architects & Engineers


Rhino3d for Architects & Engineers

3 Day Certified Rhino Training Class

Outline Description

This course is aimed at architectural and engineering professionals who are looking to use Rhino with more efficiency, accuracy and confidence. Suitable for architects; structural engineers, urban designers, building envelope engineers, and landscape architects amongst others, this course introduces and explains industry standard Rhino workflows. 

Completely revised and updated for Rhino v6, this course contains both intermediate and advanced content, the balance of which can be adjusted to suit attendees. Although the class follows a clearly defined structure there is scope for trainees to discuss individual work examples and workflows.

This comprehensive, three-day course starts with a brief introduction as to how, when and why Rhino is used in professional architectural studios. A Rhino refresher then follows before the course moves on to discuss NURBS topology in detail. The aim is to deliver a core understanding of the principals of NURBS so that both the advantages and limitations of the topology can be utilized in building clean, efficient and editable geometry. These principals are then put into practice with several architectural exercises during which a range of tools and strategies are utilised. 

The course then progresses through the structure as outlined below and finishes with an Introduction to Grasshopper.

Please Note - All Classes and Workshops are Half Price for Students

Find out more about this popular 3-day course by watching this video delivered by the course tutor, Simply Rhino's Senior Authorised Rhino Trainer Phil Cook.


Topics covered on the 3-day course include:

  • How, when and why Rhino is used in Architecture
  • Rhino Refresher:
    • Modelling Constraints and Object Snaps
    • Creating and understanding C Planes
    • Working with History
    • Viewport and Display customization
  • Geometry Types Explained
    • Curves
    • Meshes
    • Surfaces
    • Polysurfaces
    • Extrusions
    • Sub-D (long term development)
  • NURBS Topology Explained
    • Curve Degree
    • Control Points
    • Knots and Edit Points
    • Continuity
    • Curve and Surface Evaluation Tools
  • Strategies for building clean and editable controlled sculptural forms
  • Exploring shape variations with History
  • Creating and editing transitional surfaces
  • Orient and Array Tools
  • Paneling Tools plug-in
  • Working with 2D legacy data
  • Working at a local origin and strategies to move data between site and local origin
  • Solid editing tools and the various metaphors for editing solids
  • Section Tools plug-in
  • Interoperability with other software
  • Managing large data sets in Rhino
  • Referencing files with Blocks and Worksessions
  • Presenting from Rhino
    • Display modes
    • Rendering
    • Materials and lighting
    • Raytraced Render mode
  • Creating and managing 2D Layouts
  • Introduction to Grasshopper


  • Prerequisites

Trainees should have ideally completed the Simply Rhino Level 1 course or have been using the product for more than 4 weeks, this can depend on previous and general CAD experience.  If you are unsure then please contact us to request a conversation with the trainer, if needed we’ll help you prepare.


For full course outline and objectives in print-ready form download the Simply Rhino for Architects & Engineers course guide by clicking on the PDF icon below.

All day classes run from 09:30 to 17:30 with a break for lunch.

To book your place on this popular course contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us now on 020 8498 9900

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About Simply Rhino Training

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Official & Certified Rhino3d and Plugin Training - At Your Offices or in our Classrooms

We are accredited by the respective developers to deliver training for ALL key products listed on our website.

This combination of accreditations, experience and knowledge makes us the obvious choice for any individual or organisation looking for the best partner to solve their training requirements around Rhino and its associated tools.

We have trained 1000’s of Rhino users (far more than anyone else...) Here are some reasons why:

  • We offer the widest choice of Rhino Courses, all delivered by Official Certified Trainers
  • Tailored Rhino Training. Industry or Project specific Rhino Training either in our classrooms or at your offices
  • We have real production experience. Our Trainers can and do go beyond the theory
  • You have a choice of Certified Trainer - this is unique and means that we do not have to send a furniture designer to train a jeweller (for instance)
  • Our certified status means that we are approved by the manufacturers themselves
  • All our classes are delivered in a professional training environment. That means purpose-built, fully equipped classrooms
  • On-Site Training at Competitive Group Rates
  • You can also book our Mobile Classroom Facilities

If you cannot find exactly what you are looking for we would be very happy to hear from you.

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Training Cancellation Policy

Simply Rhino Training Cancellation Policy

1. Public Rhino3d Training Class Bookings

i. With more than 15 business days notice, Customer can transfer to any equivalent class or request full refund of class fees should customer wish to cancel.

ii. With less than 15 but more than 7 business days, Customer can transfer to any equivalent class.

iii. With less than 7 business days notice the Customer is not entitled to a refund or a transfer to another class.

2. Private Rhino3d Training Class Bookings

i. If the Customer has reserved in advance a training room or booked on-site (at their offices / facilities) training then written notice is required 20 business days prior to the start of the class, otherwise the Customer will be charged the full fee.

3. All Rhino3d Training

i. Simply Rhino reserves the right to reschedule or cancel the date, time and location of a Training class at any time. In the event a Training class is cancelled, the Customer is entitled to a full refund.

ii. If a Simply Rhino Training class is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control (e.g. weather, natural disaster, staff illness), the Customer is entitled to a transfer to any equivalent Simply Rhino class.


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