Tutorial – Installing RAPCAM
For RAPCAM to work correctly certain steps need to be followed.
1 – Making sure you run the right version of Rhino.
Users are expected to run last available Rhino v5 update. v6 version of Rhino is not yet supported. You can check this in Rhino by clicking Help -> About Rhinoceros…
You should see this to indicate the version:
If you version is older than
Version 5 SR14 64-bit
We hardly recommend you update Rhino to the latest version. To update Rhino you can go to Help -> Check for updates
If your rhino version is up to date, you should see this.
2 – Install RAPCAM and configure Rhino
To do that, go to RAPCAM download page and click button showed in the following picture
Extract rapcam_v#.#.#.zip to location of your choice and run RAPCAM.Installer.exe file. This will open the following dialog:
Make sure you agree to our license terms and conditions. You can also find them on our website by going to this link: https://www.rapcam.eu/rapcam-license-agreement/
When installer finishes successfully you will see this screen:
RAPCAM is by default installed to C:\Program Files\Common Files\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\Plug-ins
To validate your license RAPCAM requires you to run Rhino as Administrator. You can choose to always open Rhino in Administrator mode. If you have Rhino pinned to your tab bar, follow these instructions. These steps apply also to Rhino shortcuts.
In the Properties dialog, select Advanced button and select checkbox name Run as Administrator
Now if you start Rhino you will be prompted to allow to run as administrator.
When you’re done, open Rhino and type RAPCAM in Rhino’s command line. If RAPCAM is not recognized, you probably will need to replace RAPCAM plugin installed in C:\Program Files\Common Files\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\Plug-ins to your custom install location manually.
We hope this helps you to get started