Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need Rhino to use Panther?
Yes, Panther is a Rhino 7 Plug-in for Jewelry, just make sure to be using the latest Rhino version and it will be able to load Panther as well.
Text is not showing properly on the side panel.
Please confirm your Windows display settings to be 100%
Understanding Boolean Operations.
Boolean operations are part of everyday workflow on 3D modelling. Even we have develop our own Parametric toolset inside Rhino, we are always working using Rhino engine to create Panther builders. It's recommendable to understand how the Boolean operations are handled inside Rhino to avoid any issues: Boolean FAQ
I already use Rhino, can I load Panther to it?
Yes, Panther is a Rhino Plug-in for Jewelry, just make sure to be using the latest Rhino 7.0 SR and it will be able to load Panther as well.
Can I evaluate the software before purchase Panther?
Yes, Panther Trial version is available to evaluate the software. It's fully funcional for 30 days. You can request your trial at www.panther3d.com/trial
Where can be found the Rhinoceros Documentation?
Rhino has an extensive help documentation online, it can be found here: Rhinoceros Help
Is Panther available for Grasshopper?
Yes, Panther is a Plug-in for both Rhino and Grasshopper, take the best from both worlds.
Do I need internet connection to use the software?
Internet connection is required only for activation, after that it can be used online with the Cloud license option. Alternativelly there is also available the Static license to use the software without internet connection.
How can I learn to use the software?
There are several resources available to learn how to use the software. We recommend to get familiar with general workflow by using our videos and tutorials online. Also there is available an extensive description for each tool inside the program. Meanwhile you can reach us directly, our team is always ready to assist.
What's the better computer to run Panther?
For a better design experience we suggest to run Panther on a machine that fits the system requirements available at: www.panther3d.com/system
I don't have Rhino, can I also evaluate the software?
Yes but remember that Panther is a Plug-in and you can download Rhino Evaluation version is available in McNeel website: www.rhino3d.com
I prefer Grasshopper canvas with default colors.
To set Grasshopper to defaults just go to File > Special Folders > Settings Folder and delete the grasshopper_gui file. After restart Rhino it will revert to defaults.
What are the changes in the latest Panther Update?
Pease consult the Changelog for the documented list on each version: panther3d.com/changelog
Is there available an Educational Version?
Yes we have a special version for Students or Teachers for educational purposues: panther3d.com/educational
Can I load Panther in Rhino for Mac?
Panther runs only on top of Rhino for Windows, the only option for Mac users is through Bootcamp. Please consult the system requirements at: www.panther3d.com/system
Panther is not loading after the last update!
Most likely you will just need to update Rhino to the latest service release in order to load Panther update too, please confirm: rhino3d.com/download/rhino-for-windows/7/latest
Is there available any production guide?
Yes, please consult the production guide if you are getting familiar with jewelry manufacting standards: panther3d.com/production
What's the difference between the Panther and Panther Cub?
There are 2 versions available, Panther commercial license includes all the features and Panther Cub license there are a few tools less.
How to show Panther Toolbar inside Rhino?
To show the Panther Toolbar you can use the command _PtShowToolbar to load it.