algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Version 1.1.0 (2015-11-22): A new version of GHLauncher is ready for download, Check out this video for details on new features:

This version works on 64-bit version of Rhino 5 SR8 or later.

Download the installation file below.

GHLauncher 1.1.0.exe

Version 1.0.1 (2015-10-08): To work with a .gh / .ghx file we always need to open rhinoceros and then run grasshopper command and then open our file.

I think it would be much better if it was possible to run these files directly from explorer. i searched for the solution of this problem, but i couldn't find anything. (but i'm not sure, maybe there is an obvious way to open these file directly.)

So i wrote myself a small visual basic hack to make this procedure as short as possible.

I thought maybe someone else would have the same problem so i decided to share this hack here.

To make it works, you must download the installation file and execute it. after finishing the installation, all .gh / .ghx files should automatically associate with my program (called GHLauncher.exe), every time you double click on a .gh / .ghx file, this program should automatically open rhino, run grasshopper command, and open the file.

I only test this program on my computer (windows 10, Rhinoceros 5 SR12 64-bit, Grasshopper 0.9.0076) and i'm not sure if it would work on other.

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Thank you, i appreciate your support :)

I never realised how much i needed this!

Glad to hear this.

Thats so Great

Thank u so much

New version of GHLauncher is ready for download:

Check out this video for details on new features.

This version only works on 64-bit version of Rhino 5 SR8 or later.

Download the installation file below! I have also replaced the file in the main post.


Thanks :)

Amazing! I believe it is now fully functional!

Should we uninstall the previous version before installing this one?

Thanks again for your work!

Thanks a lot.

No there is no need to uninstall the previous version.

Thanks Mahdiyar:

I participate your efforts and I would be remiss if I didn't applaud your You Tube graphics! 

Thank you Kim :D

Hey Mahdiyar,
First of all, this is great!! thank u so much...
I use it in VisualStudio for debugging. Not sure if anyone else want to know how to do? Just add the .gh filePath to the StartOptions in VS (see attached image). So nice. thanks again for ur nice work... =)

But now, Im wondering if there is a possibility to start grasshopper with a locked solver? would be nice for heavy definitions....

A commandLine-Argument would be perfect.
For the doubleClick on a file, it may starts the solver in locked mode for a file wich is bigger than, I don't know, 2MB? (just an idea)








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