algorithmic modeling for Rhino



Doodlebug lets you drive Adobe Illustrator with Grasshopper! Requires CC 2015 or later. 


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DoodleBug is not working

Hi All, I Have a problem, when I connect the toggle into illustrator gives me this error:1. Solution exception:Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID…Continue

Started by Juliana Aug 12.

COM "Class Not Registered" Error 21 Replies

I kept getting this error when trying to use Doodlebug: Solution exception:Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {B0D0A647-983E-485B-9A69-45F0382F0D9C} failed due to the following…Continue

Started by Chuck Driesler. Last reply by Mexy Feb 19, 2020.

Where can I download Doodlebug today?

Hi,I find this very useful and interesting and would like to try it out. Unfortunately, the download page seems to have been deleted.Is this plugin still available?Thank you.Best regards,SebastianContinue

Started by Sebastian Arrieta Apr 18, 2018.

Doodlebug for Illustrator 2017 and Rhino 5.0/GH 0.9 17 Replies

I built Doodlebug source against Illustrator 2017, and wanted to share with you all.Please find attached.Continue

Started by Rajaa Issa. Last reply by Marco De Gama Oct 14, 2017.

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Comment by Zack on February 6, 2017 at 7:38pm

Works perfect! Thanks 

Comment by Andrew Heumann on February 6, 2017 at 1:44pm

Zack - it should go in the same place as the Grasshopper GHA. C:\users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Grasshopper\Libraries

Comment by Zack on February 6, 2017 at 11:18am

I am wondering if anyone can direct me where to install the .dll file? I've tried in the windows system folder and the program folders for illustrator but am having no luck in establishing the connection. 

Comment by Tim on December 21, 2016 at 12:43am

Hi Andrew,

Wanted to try out your plugin, but there seems to be something wrong with the dropbox or is it just me? I can't log in (the fields are auto-filled in as always, but nothing happens when I press log in) and your download page is blank like nothing is on it and the download doesn't start. I'm not using dropbox that much, not sure if they changed their policy or is it a bug?

Could you check it? Let me know, please.

Comment by Amaraa on December 16, 2016 at 11:10pm

Dear Andrew,

First of all, thank you for your great plug in. 

What is the ideal workflow? Should i open rhino first then Illustrator manually or should grasshoper open the illustrator itself?

In both ways it gives me an error "1. Solution exception:Unable to cast COM object of type 'System.__ComObject' to interface type 'Illustrator.Application'. This operation failed because the QueryInterface call on the COM component for the interface with IID '{95CD20AA-AD72-11D3-B086-0010A4F5C335}' failed due to the following error: No such interface supported (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004002 (E_NOINTERFACE))"

Thank you very much~

Comment by Eliott S on December 11, 2016 at 5:32pm

Hello Andrew,

I got the same issue to open illustrator with Doodlebug. I use windows 10 with CC 2015.3.1.
Did anyone figured out a way to make it work on windows 10?


seems like a cool plugin

Comment by Kyle Vansice on November 29, 2016 at 8:32am

Hey Andrew, thanks for the plugin! One quick question: can you link views other than "Top?" Say Perspective, Front, Right? 

Grasshopper 1.0 has a Make2D component which would make perspective drawings much easier with doodlebug.

Comment by Tim Halvorson on November 1, 2016 at 10:55pm

Ok so I got things working on my work computer. Coming home, giddy as a june bug to try a few things out, I ran into another error on attempting to run the 'OpenIllustrator' component: 

1. Solution exception:Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {B0D0A647-983E-485B-9A69-45F0382F0D9C} failed due to the following error: 80040154 Class not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG)).

Note the previous comment I did the Unblock with Doodlebug CC 2014 and it worked on Windows 7. At home here I am running Doodlebug CC 2015 with Illustrator v. 2015.3.1 release on Windows 10. 

Shot in the dark: maybe needs a namespace declaration to work with Windows 10? 

Thoughts on a solution? 

Comment by Tim Halvorson on November 1, 2016 at 10:51am

Hi Michael, 

Thanks for your feedback. The issue was not the folder structure but instead, I had to Unblock the .zip folder prior to extracting the files. (Doodlebug_CC2015 > Right Click > Properties > Unblock.) Then extract and copy both the .dll and .gha files into your Grasshopper 'Components' folder. 

Hope that helps any future people that run into the same issue. 


Comment by Michael Tumminello on October 30, 2016 at 10:01pm

Hi Tim, I ran into that issue myself.  I found I needed to place the Doodlebug.gha and IllustratorInterop.dll files inside a new 'Doodlebug' folder within the grasshopper Components folder. 


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