Starting a project¶
To start a new project, open Rhino and either type “UMI” on the command prompt or left-click on the UMI icon in the UMI toolbar.
To run UMI properly, it is key that the working units of your Rhino file are in meters. To change them, in Rhino, go to > File — Properties — Units — Model Units : Change to “meters”.
Opening/Creating a project¶
When working with UMI projects, it is important to use the umi functions and NOT the Rhino commands for “Opening” and “Saving” a project. Umi creates it’s own file system (*.umi) which is a package containing all relevant files and data needed for a project.
To create a new project, simply click on the UMI button and select “open project” or “new project” and browse to the folder location of your choice. Once a project has been opened.