Rhino plugin - Version 1.9.1

Hello, Pollination community!

We are excited to announce the public release of Pollination Rhino plugin version 1.9.1!
Install it from here.

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You can now run Pollination Apps locally! Please help us by testing this new feature! Especially users who do not typically have admin access to their machines. :point_down:

You’ll notice that the installer now has a new component Pollination Local Apps (beta) to select prior to installation. When you select this option, it will install two new technologies that are required to run apps locally: WSL2, and Podman for Windows

Step-by-step Installation

  1. Select the component in the Select Components step.

  2. You will see an additional step for checking and installing WSL. This step only happens once on every machine and might take a few minutes to finish.

  3. Once you finish the installation you will need to restart your computer to finish setting up WSL. You may be prompted for a username and password but it is not required to run Pollination Apps locally. (Your IT team may require a username and password if they want to access WSL as an administrator).

  4. Open Rhino and run the PO_TestLocalAppEnvironment which will open a CMD window and run a few commands. If everything goes as expected you should see the date and time printed on your screen.

Please let us know if it doesn’t show the date and time or if you get errors. Take screenshots of the error and share them with us so we can troubleshoot it for you.

New Features

PO_MatchChildGeometry

PO_DupApertures

PO_CheckPlanarity

Other Changes

  • The new installer includes the latest version of the Ironbug plugin. The option is NOT selected by default and will not affect users who are not using Ironbug. See this discussion for more information.

  • Improved user input processing with the PO_RebuildRooms command. See this discussion for more information.

  • PO_AddApertures and PO_AddDoors commands change the boundary condition of the host face to outdoors if the face’s boundary condition is set to the ground or adiabatic when a new door or aperture is added to the face. This should improve scenarios like this one.

  • MoveFace and MoveEdge commands automatically remove the tiny slit faces so you can minimize the time required to clean up a model.

Credits
We want to share a special shoutout to @justinshultz, @tfedyna, @furtonb, and @asisnath for reporting the bugs or suggesting these improvements. :raised_hands:

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@mostapha Successfully Installed and I could see the date and time as described by you!

Hi @mostapha,
I also report that the installation went successfully. I see the date.
Thanks!
-A.