This article explains how to install pachyderm on your computer. First, make sure your computer meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Windows XP SP2
  • .Net Frameworks 2.0 - 4.7 installed
  • Rhinoceros v.5.0 SR14 or later
  • Grasshopper (Optional)

Rhinoceros & Grasshopper:

Then, perform the following steps:

  1. Download the pachyderm plugin installer.
  2. Double click the "Pachyderm_Setup.msi" file.
  3. Follow the prompts, agree to the General Public License 3.0, etc.

When the installer completes, the plugin should be installed for Rhino 5, Rhino 6, and Grasshopper (if you have all three). There have been some issues with Rhino 6 occasionally. If you open Rhino 6, and it says the plugin fails to initialize, do the following:

  1. Navigate in a windows explorer window to your pachyderm installation directory (usually C:\Program Files\Pachyderm\.
  2. Drag the Pachyderm_Acoustic.rhp file to your open Rhino 6 window. Rhino will do a compatibility check, and in roughly 10 seconds (give or take) you should see the Pachyderm splash screen.

Happy Listening!