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
(5.14.522.8390, 5/22/2017)


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






Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

Mel Pricereply
February 3, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Hi can you just use Rapcam v 1.1.1 with rhino for milling or do I also need to learn grasshopper too?
I have a Abb 6400r and sc4+ controller and rhino 5 64bit Windows 7. I would be grateful for any advice you could give.
Kind Regards Mel Price.

matas ubareviciusreply
February 4, 2018 at 12:01 pm
– In reply to: Mel Price

Hello Mel,

Thanks for reaching out to us. Yes. You can use RAPCAM with Rhino without learning Grasshopper. Grasshopper components are built as a separate plugin and you can choose not to use it. If you go to our downloads page, you’ll be able to download RAPCAM v1.3.0. for Rhino.

For more information about your specific robot, please contact our customer support via info@rapcam.eu. We do support ABB Robots, I think your model is already added in RAPCAM. Windows 7 with rhino 5 should be fine to use, we do advise to update to Windows 10, but if that is not possible it should work fine.

I hope to have answered your questions.

Matas Ubarevicius

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