# Rhino (Windows and Mac)

COMPAS is backward compatible with IronPython 2.7 and can therefore be used in Rhino, both on Windows and on Mac.

## Install COMPAS in Rhino

If you installed COMPAS using conda, which is highly recommended, first activate the environment containing the COMPAS installation you want to make available in Rhino. For example, if the name of the environment is research

conda activate research


After that, installing COMPAS in Rhino is very simple. Just type the following on the command line

python -m compas_rhino.install


Optionally, you could provide a Rhino version number (6.0, 7.0). The default is 6.0.

python -m compas_rhino.install -v 6.0


## Install COMPAS packages in Rhino

The procedure for installing a COMPAS plugin or extension package in Rhino is similar to installing COMPAS itself. For example, if you want to install compas_fab

python -m compas_rhino.install -p compas_fab


Note, however, that this will only install compas_fab. If you want to install the core packages as well as compas_fab, you have to do one of the following.

python -m compas_rhino.install
python -m compas_rhino.install -p compas_fab

python -m compas_rhino.install -p compas compas_rhino compas_ghpython compas_fab