Mac Instructions  Windows Instructions 
Open Rhino and click Show Templates on the right

Open Rhino and click the New Tab at the top

Scroll down in the template menu and choose Small Objects  Inches
 Scroll down in the template menu and choose Small Objects  Inches

Let’s turn on a modeling aid.
Now you will see some information next to your cursor as you use most tools.  From the menu at the top, choose: FILE > PROPERTIES Under modeling aids select Cursor Tool Tips
Check the boxes above and click OK. 
This entire tutorial will be created in TOP view.
Double click the word TOP to focus on that viewport. 
Each tool has many variations. Click and hold the rectangle tool on the left hand tool palette
There are many ways to draw a rectangle. In this tutorial we’ll use: Rectangle: Corner to corner Rectangle: Center, corner Rectangle: Rounded rectangle
Other places to find the same tools: You can type into the command line or you can find them from them in the Curve menus at the top of the screen.

Before we start drawing, let’s talk about Osnap. Osnap is short for Object Snap. The Osnap menu allows you to choose from a list of ways that your cursor and shapes will snap together as you draw. You can select one or many as you draw.
Your Osnap panel is on the left  Before we start drawing,let’s talk about Osnap. Osnap is short for Object Snap. The Osnap menu allows you to choose from a list of ways that your cursor and shapes will snap together as you draw. You can select one or many as you draw.
Your Osnap panel is at the bottom. 
For now, let’s disable all Osnaps and enable Grid Snap (at the top of the screen)
Turn off all other buttons at the top of the window.  For now, let’s disable all Osnaps and enable Grid Snap (also at the bottom of the screen)
Turn off all other buttons at the bottom of the window. 
Rectangle Choose:
Draw a 1” x 1” rectangle by clicking on the Origin point (x0, y0) and dragging to the first major grid line intersection (x1,y1).

Rectangle Choose:
Draw a 2nd 1” x 1” rectangle by clicking on xpoint 2.5 and ypoint 0.5, then dragging to and clicking on xpoint 3 and ypoint 1
To put this into context: The far corner of you second rectangle is 1” above the origin point and 3” to the right of it.

Rectangle Choose:
Draw your third rectangle from xpoint 4 and ypoint 0 to xpoint 5 and ypoint 1
when you click to set the 2nd point, you choose the radius for your rounded corners. type 0.25 and hit enter
TRICK: if you make a mistake in the middle of a tool, hit ESC 
Now for some Circles.
Circle Choose:
Draw your circle from xpoint 6.5 and ypoint 0.5 up to xpoint 6.5 and ypoint 1

Circle Choose:
Draw your circle from xpoint 8 and ypoint 0.5 to xpoint 9 and ypoint 0.5

Now for some Ellipses:
Choose:
Draw your ellipse from xpoint 11 and ypoint 0.5 to xpoint 10 and ypoint 0.5 drag height to xpoint 11 and ypoint 1

Ellipse Choose:
Draw your ellipse from xpoint 12 and ypoint 2.5 to xpoint 10 and ypoint 2.5 drag height to xpoint 11 and ypoint 3

Arcs are next
Arc Choose:
Draw your arc from xpoint 8 and ypoint 2 to xpoint 9 and ypoint 2 and drag arc up to 90 degrees.

Arc Choose:
Draw your arc from xpoint 6 and ypoint 2 to xpoint 7 and ypoint 2 and drag arc straight up final point is at xpoint 6.5 and ypoint 3

Now for some polygons:
Polygon Choose:
Set this parameter on the left:
Draw your polygon from xpoint 4.5 and ypoint 2.5 and drag straight up final click is at xpoint 4.5 and ypoint 3  Now for some polygons:
Polygon Choose:
Set this parameter in the command line. Here we see 5 but you should enter 8.
Draw your polygon from xpoint 4.5 and ypoint 2.5 and drag straight up final click is at xpoint 4.5 and ypoint 3

Polygon Choose:
Set this parameter on the left:
Draw your polygon from xpoint 2.5 and ypoint 2.5 drag straight up click at xpoint 2.5 and ypoint 3 drag straight down final click is at xpoint 2.5 and ypoint 2.75
 Polygon Choose:
Set this parameter in the command line. Here we see 5 but you should enter 8.
Draw your polygon from xpoint 2.5 and ypoint 2.5 drag straight up click at xpoint 2.5 and ypoint 3 drag straight down final click is at xpoint 2.5 and ypoint 2.75

Polygon Choose:
Draw your polygon from xpoint 0.5 and ypoint 1.75 drag to make a diamond with the next click at xpoint 1.25 and ypoint 2.5

Hold Command and Shift + Press E Here’s what you have so far….right?
 Hold CTRL and Shift + Press E Here’s what you have so far….right?

Next is Polyline:
Draw your polyline from xpoint 0 and ypoint 4 to xpoint 1 and ypoint 5 to xpoint 2 and ypoint 4 to xpoint 3 and ypoint 5 to xpoint 4 and ypoint 4 to hit enter to end the line

Now for some Control Point Curves:
Choose:
Set this parameter on the left (at top on Windows).
Draw your curve from xpoint 5 and ypoint 4 to xpoint 6 and ypoint 5 to xpoint 7 and ypoint 4 to xpoint 8 and ypoint 5 to xpoint 9 and ypoint 4 and hit enter to end the curve

Control Point Curves Choose:
Draw your curve from xpoint 10 and ypoint 4 drag handle right to 10.5 and ypoint 4 click 2nd click: xpoint 11 and ypoint 5 drag handle right to 12 and ypoint 5 click 3nd click: xpoint 12 and ypoint 4 drag handle right to 12.5 and ypoint 4 click hit enter to end the curve
 Control Point Curves (handle curve) Choose:
Draw your curve from xpoint 10 and ypoint 4 drag handle right to 10.5 and ypoint 4 click 2nd click: xpoint 11 and ypoint 5 drag handle right to 12 and ypoint 5 click 3nd click: xpoint 12 and ypoint 4 drag handle right to 12.5 and ypoint 4 click hit enter to end the curve

Control Point Curves Choose:
Draw your curve from xpoint 2 and ypoint 9 to 2nd click: xpoint 2 and ypoint 6 3nd click: xpoint 0 and ypoint 6 type 0.5 to set curvature hit enter to end the curve

To choose Conic again hit SPACEBAR
Draw your curve from xpoint 2 and ypoint 9 to 2nd point: xpoint 2 and ypoint 6 3nd point: xpoint 4 and ypoint 6 type 0.5 to set curvature hit enter to end the curve

Control Point Curves Flat Spiral
Draw your curve from xpoint 7 and ypoint 7.5 drag up to and click at xpoint 7 and ypoint 9
set this parameter on the left:
final point: xpoint 7 and ypoint 7.5
 Control Point Curves Spiral RIGHT CLICK ON THE TOOL TO GET THE FLAT SPIRAL
Draw your curve from xpoint 7 and ypoint 7.5 drag up to and click at xpoint 7 and ypoint 9
set this parameter at the command line:
final point: xpoint 7 and ypoint 7.5

Points:
Choose:
Draw your points from xpoint 10 and ypoint 6 to 2nd point: xpoint 12 and ypoint 6.5 3nd point: xpoint 10 and ypoint 7 4th point: xpoint 12 and ypoint 7.5 5th point: xpoint 10 and ypoint 8 6th point: xpoint 12 and ypoint 8.5 7th point: xpoint 10 and ypoint 9 hit enter to end points

Control Point Curves Choose:
The degree parameter is still be set to 5 from the last time you used the tool. Starting with the lowest point and zig zagging up, click one time on each point. Hit enter when you reach the top.

Hold Command and Shift + Press E Here’s what you have so far….right?

Hold CTRL and Shift + Press E Here’s what you have so far….right?

Fillet:
Choose:
Set these parameters on the left:
Fillet top corner of the diamond Click on the upper two sides of the diamond one after another.
 Fillet:
Choose:
Set the radius parameters at the command line Here we see 0.4 but you should enter 0.5. :
Fillet top corner of the diamond Click on the upper two sides of the diamond one after another.

Fillet: Chamfer
Set these parameters on the left:
Chamfer bottom corner of the diamond Click on the lower two sides of the diamond.
 Fillet: Chamfer
Set these parameters in the command line:
First Distance: 0.3 Second Distance: 0.3
Chamfer bottom corner of the diamond Click on the lower two sides of the diamond.

Now we’ll make a few additions with the help of the Osnaps. In the lower left, UNCLICK disable all and select these Osnaps instead:
 Now we’ll make a few additions with the help of the Osnaps. CLICK the Osnap button at the bottom
and select these Osnaps:

Rectangle Choose:
Now that the Osnaps are on, it will be easy to find the center of a rectangle. Drawing from the center of the 2nd rectangle you created, turn the shape into 3 concentric rectangles like this:

Circle Choose:
Drawing from the midpoint (of the line) of the 2nd circle you created and dragging straight up, turn the shape into a venn diagram
Drawing from the curve endpoint of the same circle (righthand side) and dragging straight up, add a third circle to the venn diagram.

Osnaps are really handy when a point doesn’t fall on a grid intersection.
Using:
Create a triangle inside your control point curve. Two of the corners of the triangle should line up with the midpoints of the curve.

Osnaps will even help you figure out where a fillet ends and a straight line starts.
Using:
Create a shape inside your filleted and chamfered diamond. Have the shape intersect the points where the fillet ends.

Now lets put each row of shapes on its own layer. Select the layer panel on the right by clicking the icon below.
 Now lets put each row of shapes on its own layer. Select the layer panel on the right by clicking the tab below.

Double click each layer name and rename as shown below:

Drag the cursor
around the bottom row to select all the shapes.
While the shapes are selected, rightclick (or control click) on Row 1 in the layer palette.
Choose:
 Drag the cursor
around the bottom row to select all the shapes.
While the shapes are selected, rightclick (or control click) on Row 1 in the layer palette.
From the contextual menu choose:
Change Objects to Layer 
Repeat this process and put each row of shapes on the corresponding layer.
The object will take on the preview color for the layer. This can be changed by double clicking the color box next to the layer name. Pick whatever colors you like as long as they are easily visible and look good together : ) 
Your turn!
Now select the my shapes layer by clicking inside the radio button and highlighting the layer.
On this layer, create a new row of 3 or more shapes. Create whatever shapes you want out of the tools covered in this tutorial 
Final touches:
Hold Command and Shift + Press E
Rightclick anywhere on the viewport grid and choose:
In the option window, uncheck these properties:
Then, close the window
This will only affect this document, but will make the drawing easier to see.
 Final touches:
Hold CTRL and Shift + Press E
Choose FILE>PROPERTIES Then click on GRID
In the option window, uncheck these properties:
Then, close the window
This will only affect this document, but will make the drawing easier to see. 
(You will have one more row of shapes) You’ve completed this tutorial!!! Save your file as curvesYourName.3dm AND a screenshot as curvesYourName.png and turn both in to your shared folder.
