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Display Performance in Rhino 7

Rhino’s display pipeline balances speed and beauty, displaying your models fast, how you want them, while you work.

New in Rhino 7

Some models will display significantly faster in Rhino 7 on both Windows and Mac:

Files with nested blocks: (often from SolidWorks®, STEP, and SketchUp® import). Polysurface, mesh, and extrusion objects inside nested blocks are cached for rapid display. Our test models have shown up to 10x performance improvement in wireframe and shaded modes.

Layouts with many detail views: Details in layout views are now cached as OpenGL® textures. These textures are reused when panning layouts and modeling in the layout view, resulting in faster panning and zooming.

Files with lots of text objects: Text now displays faster while it is being edited.

We’ve also added support for:

Gradient and Transparent Hatches: Gradient and Transparent Hatches make your illustrations, diagrams, schematics and any 2D representation more beautiful.

Display Transparency: All objects (surfaces, meshes, SubD, curves, text, points, hatches and text dots) pay attention to this transparency setting and attempt to draw with blending. (Vector output for printing, PDF, and SVG pay attention to this transparency as well).