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 surgical guides, prosthesis and implants.

Cost-Efficient and Scalable Design Workflow

Directly read and process all common medical image formats. 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 and Python scripting for batch processing and repetitive tasks.



  • 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 and Automation

  • 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