Sounds like you will need Win 7 Pro to be able to run in XP mode...
I've been googling and searching for this information with no luck.
I'm running Rhino V3 on my Vista laptop which requires running in limited backwards compatibility mode. I'd like to upgrade to Windows 7. Has anyone tried this? Do I need to upgrade to W7 Pro or will Home Premium work?
Donno about R3 but I'm running Rhino5 and Rhino4 on win7 build 7100.
I have run Rhino4 (SR6 and SR7) on the release candidate and production version of Win7 home premium (non compatibility mode) for over a year with no issues.
There is no Windows 7 Pro, it is called Business edition just like the Vista version.
Nope.There is no Windows 7 Pro, it is called Business edition just like the Vista version.
But no matter what version of Win7 you use there will be issues with Rhino 3:
(check down the page in the Rhino 3 section)
What goes for Vista goes for 7...
However I would be curious if XP compatibility mode (Win 7 Pro or ultimate) will help...
However, in any case an upgrade to Rhino 4 is highly recommended.
Hello out there. I just joined and need some input. I need to get started with an inexpensive 3D modeling program which parallels Solid Works as much as possible. I have targeted a small start-up company that uses Solid Works. It is conceptual-to-prototype small parts design work. I can't afford the big $ for such a major system as SW. Rhino 3D looks like the best bet. This is a whole new world since I have previously did all my engineering design on old 2D drawing programs (Micrografx Designer 9... obsolete but great). I need some ideas and guidance. Thanks.
Rhino does not "parallel" Solidworks, it has a completely different work strategy. If you are looking for something that more closely resembles Solidworks in its workflow, you might want to look at Alibre, I think they even have free versions. --ch