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What’s New in Rhino 8?

Rhino 8 is here! And it brings powerful new modeling tools like ShrinkWrap, a huge speed boost for Mac users, SubD Creases, PushPull workflows, better drafting tools, a more customizable User Interface, a faster Render engine, new Grasshopper data types, and much more.

If you haven’t already purchased a license of Rhino 8, I hope that by the end of this article, you are convinced that it provides huge value out-of-the-box and great potential in the future.

Want to upgrade to Rhino 8 or have any questions about any of the new features? Feel free to contact us at 

Breaking Down the Updates: A Deep Dive into Rhino 8’s New Features


ShrinkWrap: Turn Garbage To Gold

ShrinkWrap creates a watertight mesh around open or closed meshes, NURBS geometry, SubD, and point clouds: ideal for creating meshes for 3D printing.

Built for Mac

Rhino for Mac is faster than ever, running natively on both Apple Silicon and Intel Macs, and using the Apple Metal display technology. There is also the User-Interface on Mac closer to its Windows sibling.
  • Metal: Blazingly fast 3D drawing, a massive speed boost for Mac users.
  • Window Layouts: Customize, save, share, and restore your favorite interface layouts.
  • Universal App: Rhino for Mac runs natively on Apple Silicon and Intel Macs.
  • Layer Manager: A complete rewrite, on Windows and Mac, including all new features.
  • Rendering: Updated the Cycles engine for faster, GPU-accelerated raytracing.


SubD Creases

SubD Creases create a feature between a smooth and a sharp edge, without adding complexity to the SubD control net, great for making fillet-like features.
SubD Creases

Modeling: Simplified

Rhino 8 unlocks new modeling workflows — like PushPull — and adds intuitive new features to the Gumball and Automatic CPlanes.
  • Modeling Simplified: Rhino’s model creation tools make it flexible, accurate, open, and very popular.
  • Auto CPlanes: Smarter CPlanes automatically align to eligible selections.
  • Gumball: The move, scale, and rotate widget gets new grips for extending and extruding.
  • PushPull: Grab a face and push or pull it, extruding or extending.
  • Inset: New Options and Support for Surfaces and Polysurface Faces.


Clipping and Sectioning

Rhino 8 introduces a number of clipping and sectioning enhancements to help support various drafting and fabrication workflows…
  • Section Styles: Use Section Styles to create section details of your model.
  • Selective Clipping: Selective clipping and viewing depth.
  • Dynamic Vector Drawings: Create dynamic vector drawings of clipping sections.
  • Clipped Views: Use Clipping Planes Views in 2D Layouts.
  • Sectioning for Fabrication: Extract section curves and slices for fabrication.



Rhino 8 has updated the Cycles Render engine, smoothed out the UV Workflow, improved our procedural textures, and added a display mode.

Grasshopper: Rhino Data Types

Rhino Data Types allow you to bake geometry with custom attributes, import more file formats, control blocks, use native materials in the display pipeline, create hatches and annotations, and many other expanded workflows…
  • Object Attributes: Manage Rhino object attributes directly from Grasshopper.
  • Annotations: Define the look of annotations in Grasshopper.
  • Blocks: Create block definitions and instances in Grasshopper.
  • Live Baking: Live update existing Rhino objects from Grasshopper.
  • UserText: Add user text to Rhino objects.


Rhino Refined

Hundreds of bugs were fixed, along with new Linetypes, improved Mesh Booleans, and enhanced surface editing tools.


Development Platform

Rhino 8 brings a new code editor, support for CPython and .NET 7, major improvements to the free SDKs, with API refinements, and some major new features that broaden and deepen the foundations of the geometry development platform.

And More

Looking for a complete list of new commands? If you’re not seeing what you’re looking for above, please check out the documentation’s New in Rhino 8 for a complete list as well as new command options.

What’s new in Rhino 8


For more information on Rhino software, please refer to our other blog posts and our Microsol Resources’ YouTube Channel for additional resources and webinar recordings.

Want to upgrade to Rhino 8 or have any questions about any of the new features? Feel free to contact us at 

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Microsol Resources Partners with Eagle Point Software for AEC Online Learning

New York, NY, August 1, 2023 – Microsol Resources Corporation, a recognized leader in building information modeling (BIM) technology solutions, serving the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries, proudly announces its latest strategic partnership with Eagle Point Software, the creator of the Pinnacle Series learning management solution.

Pinnacle Series is a comprehensive learning management solution designed for AEC and manufacturing professionals. It features a vast library of videos, documents, and development resources that facilitate long-term employee training, on-demand problem-solving, and digital transformation.

This partnership leverages the unique strengths of both companies: Microsol Resources’ commitment to equipping AEC firms and practitioners with the right training and support to gain a competitive edge, and Eagle Point Software’s ability to provide users with on-demand learning, and advanced techniques to enhance their mastery of CAD and BIM software.

“We are delighted to partner with Eagle Point Software to offer a learning platform that will empower our clients to enhance their staff’s professional skills”, said Emilio Krausz, President of Microsol Resources. “Eagle Point Software has a track record of creating effective training solutions, making them the perfect complement to our current live Autodesk and Bluebeam Certified Instructor-led training classes.”

With Eagle Point Software’s acquisition of CADLearning from 4D Technologies, Microsol Resources will transition to being a partner of Eagle Point Software.

“It’s an honor to welcome Microsol Resources as an important partner of Eagle Point,” shared Steve Biver, COO of Eagle Point. “The Microsol Resources team brings knowledge of CADLearning to the Eagle Point family and will help us make the transition for clients to Eagle Point smooth and efficient. Microsol Resources clients will benefit from Pinnacle Series’ extensive content library, as well as from a comprehensive and personalized learning experience for which we are widely recognized.”

This partnership further underscores Microsol Resources’ commitment to aligning business needs with products and support, a dedication that has earned the company numerous recent accolades and exceptional rankings in customer satisfaction.

To kick off this exciting partnership, Microsol Resources is hosting an online event on December 7, 2023, at 12 p.m. EDT, titled “Elevating your AEC Software Skills with Pinnacle Series.” To learn more about this event and register, please click here.

Elevating your AEC Software Skills with Pinnacle Series - Eagle Point Software

For more information about Microsol Resources and the Eagle Point Software partnership, please contact our Training & Marketing Coordinator, Brenda Araujo at

About Eagle Point

Pinnacle Series creator Eagle Point Software has helped AEC & manufacturing companies work more efficiently since 1983. Based in Dubuque, Iowa, the Pinnacle Series team is comprised of industry experts who deliver the leading development and productivity platform to more than 500,000 global AEC & manufacturing professionals. Pinnacle Series offers a robust library of on-demand software training content, plus knowledge capture and sharing capabilities that ultimately increase efficiency. For information about Eagle Point Software, please click here.


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What you need to know about Autodesk price increase for new and renewing subscriptions

Autodesk has informed us that there will be a slight 1% price increase on certain new and renewal subscriptions beginning on September 7, 2023.

What does this mean to you?
  • The price increase will affect certain products like AEC Collection, Revit, Civil 3D, and others. AutoCAD is not affected, and renewals of licenses that were migrated from Maintenance are also not affected. There are exclusions to the Autodesk product price increase. You can view that list below.
  • To avoid paying the price increase on new Autodesk software or on your pending Autodesk renewal, you must place your order before September 6th.

Financing is available and will help you with payment plans for subscription terms of one or three years instead of paying the entire amount upfront.

If you would like to discuss your options before moving forward or have questions, please feel free to reach out to us and we can discuss your options.


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The Autodesk products excluded from this price increase include the following:

Fusion 360 – Nesting & Fabrication Extension
Fusion 360 – Product Design Extension
Assemble Enterprise
Fusion 360 – Simulation Extension
Assemble Office
Fusion 360 – with Cloud Credits
Assemble P6 Connect Office
Fusion 360 for Manufacturing
Assemble P6 Connect Project
Fusion 360 for Product Design
Assemble P6 Connect Region
Fusion 360 Manage – for third-party users
Assemble Procore Connect Office
Fusion 360 – Signal Integrity Extension
Assemble Procore Connect Project
Fusion 360 with EAGLE Standard
Assemble Procore Connect Region
Fusion 360 with Moldflow Adviser – Legacy
Assemble Project
Info360 Asset – Basic
Assemble Region
Info360 Asset – Field Inspector
Info360 Asset – Full Access
AutoCAD – mobile app legacy
Info360 Asset – Standard
AutoCAD LT with CALS Tools
Info360 Asset – Viewer
AutoCAD Web
Info360 Insight – 2500 Channels
Info360 Insight – 500 Channels
Autodesk Developer Network
Info360 Insight – 7500 Channels
BC Pro – International
Info360 Insight – Basic
Bid Board Pro – International
Info360 Insight – Standard
BIM 360 Build – Packs
Info360 Insight – User
BIM 360 Cost
Info360 Plant – 100 MLD / 26 MGD
BIM 360 Ops
Info360 Plant – 1000 MLD / 264 MGD
BIM 360 Plan – Packs
Info360 Plant – 250 MLD / 66 MGD Info360 Plant – 50 MLD / 13 MGD
BIM Collaborate
Info360 Plant – Basic
BIM Collaborate Pro
Info360 Plant – Standard
BIM Collaborate Pro for Govt
Info360 Plant – User
Build – 5000
InfoDrainage – Standard
Build – 550
InfoDrainage – Ultimate
Build – Unlimited
InfoWater Pro
Fusion 360 with CAMplete TruePath – legacy user
InfoWorks ICM – Standard
Fusion 360 with CAMplete TurnMill – legacy user
InfoWorks ICM – Ultimate
Cloud Credits
InfoWorks WS Pro
Digital Workplace
Moldflow Insight – Legacy
Docs for AEC Collection
PlanGrid – Add-On
Docs for Government
PlanGrid – Crane
PlanGrid – Dozer
Autodesk Platform Services
PlanGrid – Enterprise
Fusion 360
PlanGrid – Nailgun
Fusion 360 – Additive Build Extension
Fusion 360 – Early adopter – Legacy
ShotGrid – Local Install
Fusion 360 – Generative Design Extension
T1 Enterprise Multi-flex
Fusion 360 – Legacy
Fusion 360 – Machining Extension
Fusion 360 – Manage Extension
VRED Render Node


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