One Software: From Medical Images to CAD

A single streamlined workflow enables you to create manufacturable and 3D-printable designs directly from medical images. We provide powerful medical image analysis tools within a high-end CAD environment in an all-in-one workspace. You no longer need to import and export between different tools or switch software for the different steps in the workflow. With Rhino3DMedical you will improve your efficiency, save time and costs when creating biomedical CAD models such as implants and prostheses.

Your Benefits

Directly read and process all common medical image formats (DICOM, NIFTI, mhd). View, analyze, measure and annotate images, segment, extract, and repair meshes and enjoy the rich CAD modeling freedom directly within your 3D image space. Automate workflows through Rhino-Grasshopper or Python scripting for batch processing and repetitive tasks.

Cost-Efficient and Scalable Design Process

With Rhino3DMedical you significantly speed-up iterations between, measurement, annotation, design and positioning of a CAD model within an anatomical structure. You don’t need to deal with the hassle of format incompatibilities and through the integrated Rhino-python engine you can high-throughput your medical data and directly connect it to your FEM tool.



  • Read DICOM, NIFTI, MetaImage, NRRD, TIFF
  • Display and navigate through the slices

  • View the 3D volume
  • Set color look-up table
  • Adjust background color


  • Adjust contrast
  • Thresholding based on tissue intensities
  • Highlight and label regions
  • Draw directly on images
  • Annotate and measure


  • Intensity-based segmentation
  • Semi-automatic segmentation
  • Manual segmentation
  • Edge, surface, volume segmentation
  • 2D and 3D segmentation

Mesh Creation

  • Automatic mesh extraction
  • Mesh repairing
  • Hole filling

  • Smoothing
  • Materials, texture and rendering

Freeform Design

  • Organic surface modelling
  • Precision modelling
  • Latticing and structures
  • High-end rendering engine
  • Python-, batch-, Grasshopper scripting

Clear User Interface

  • Easy to learn and use
  • Powerful and customizable
  • Extendable through scripts and plugins
  • Based on Rhino3D
  • Vast documentation and tutorials


Download Rhino3DMedical and register for a free trail license key here.

Hardware and Software Requirements: Rhino3DMedical is currently available for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
Rhino3DMedical is currently developed for Rhino 6. Note that for Rhino 6 compatibility, version 6.25 or higher needs to be installed (6.24 and previous are not compatible with Rhino3DMedical). If you have Rhino 6 already installed and it says it’s up to date, you can manually install the update by downloading the installer from McNeel’s website. You can download a free trial of Rhino 6 from: There, the full version of Rhino for free is provided for 90 days. The requirements of Rhino 6 can be found here:

Disclaimer: THIS VERSION OF Rhino3DMedical IS NOT CERTIFIED as a medical device for primary diagnosis. If you do use this software for scientific research, please give appropriate credit in publications.

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Getting Started

Here you can a find step-by-step guide on how to use Rhino3DMedical.