Rhino Plugin

The Pollination plugin for Rhino allows you to create and simulate analytical models in parallel with your design model to get real-time insight on energy consumption, daylight, and thermal comfort.

Use the Rhino Plugin as a stand-alone application or combine it with Pollination's cloud-computing capabilities, verified simulation recipes, and collaboration features for an unparalleled environmental analysis experience. If you need to import or export your model, you can do so in multiple file formats, including gbXML, IDF, OSM, GEM, IDM, and RAD files.

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Getting Started

Watch the full Rhino Master Class at the AEC Tech 2023 for free! Or head over to our user manual to get started.


Don't take our word for it, see what the users of Pollination have to say!
Justin Shultz
Senior Building Performance Analyst and Associate Principal at EYP
"The Pollination Rhino plugin is the best tool for generating building performance analysis geometry. It has a ton of features for improving my workflow and is interoperable with all my analyses tools and methods. I now use it on all my projects."
Balázs Fürtön
Architect & PhD student at Budapest University of Technology and Economics
"Using Pollination Rhino plugin is a brutal quality of life enhancement over OpenStudio and Grasshopper-based vanilla LBT by streamlining the model-building process and QA&QC on input geometry. "
Urvi Pawar
Sustainability Coordinator at CannonDesign
"Pollination Rhino has a user friendly and intuitive interface for performing energy modelling. It allows customization in the familiar Rhino interface. The software has flexibility to perform energy analysis from the schematic design phase to LEED compliance. Facilitated by the plugins in grasshopper, it has proved to be a timer saver especially due to its ability to templatize workflow. The team behind pollination is a great asset because they keep the software updated to the needs of the industry. There are multiple resources created by this team to aid the learning curve required for the software."
Kate Bren
E.I.T, Performance Consultant at Cyclone Energy Group
"Pollination is the bridge energy modelers desperately need between architectural models and detailed energy simulations. The Revit plug-in enables us to export a model with little hassle, and then we can clean up the model using Pollination developed time saving commands in Rhino. Users are motivated to explain issues and ideas they have for software improvements because the Pollination team is receptive, nimble, and quick to make updates."

Keep Up with the Speed of Design

Never miss a design change and avoid manually rebuilding a model by using the Rhino Plugin to sync your analytical model with your design model.
If you add new rooms or spaces to an analytical model, you can use the match properties feature to copy and apply simulation data from existing spaces to new ones.


Automate Tedious Parts of Your Process

Whether you need to execute a large parametric study, generate geometry, or fix errors in your analytical model, you can use Pollination Rhino model inside Grasshopper to automate the tedious part of the process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does the Rhino Plugin cost?

See our pricing page here.

Does a Rhino Plugin license include cloud computing credits?

The Rhino Plugin doesn't come with cloud computing credits. You must have a Pollination Starter, Business, or Organizational plan to enable cloud computing capabilities.

What version of Rhino should I use?

The Pollination Rhino Plugin works optimally with Rhino 7. If you are using Rhino 6, you must use version 6.23 or above. Additionally, please read the troubleshooting tips documented here.

More Resources for the Rhino Plugin

User Manual

Learn how to get started with the Rhino Plugin!

Blog Posts

See the latest blog posts featuring the Rhino Plugin!

Product Updates

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