Blank file when using output type vector as printing


i have the following problem that when i print as Rhino PDF (or any other PDF) i get blank pages in the preview and also in the final pdf. When i raster the output everything works as usual.

Sad Printing Noises:

Mildy better but still sad because of rasterized output printing noises:

I already found to other threads but they had either zero replies or were´nt helpful for my problem.
The problem there was, that the Viewport was outside of the model, so it printed truly blank space.

Vector Output to pdf blank

Hope you guys can help, and i´m not doing any embarrassing rookie mistake.

Anyways best regards

Hi Cedric -

We’d at least need a 3dm file so that we can see what’s going on.
Always also provide the output of the Rhino SystemInfo command.

That said, unless those are separate hatches and curves, I’m not sure what result you would be expecting from vector output here…

Thank you for the reply.

Here is the 3dm and the System Info:

BTW each “pixel” is one seperate colored surface (see image). Do i have to make it 2D to work? Because i thought thats what export as vector does automatically.

BlankPDF.3dm (3.3 MB)

Rhino 7 SR33 2023-8-22 (Rhino 7, 7.33.23234.14341, Git hash:master @ b9f912e46331b381b681e79693b7a3844d72f6e5)
License type: Studentenlizenz, build 2023-08-22
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 10 (10.0.19045 SR0.0) or greater (Physical RAM: 16Gb)

Computer platform: DESKTOP

Hybrid graphics configuration.
Primary display: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 770 (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 6-15-2023 (M-D-Y).
> Integrated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display attached to adapter port #0
Primary OpenGL: AMD Radeon RX 640 (AMD) Memory: 4GB, Driver date: 6-26-2023 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 Compatibility Profile Context
> Accelerated graphics device with 6 adapter port(s)
- Secondary monitor attached to adapter port #0

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
Graphics level being used: OpenGL 4.6 (primary GPU’s maximum)

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: ATI Technologies Inc.
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60
Driver Date: 6-26-2023
Driver Version: 31.0.21001.45002
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 4075 MB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
C:\Users\cwehren1\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\Karamba3D\\Karamba3D_LicensePlugin_Rhino7.rhp “Karamba3DLicense”

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.33.23234.14341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\WebBrowser.rhp “WebBrowser”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoScript.rhp “RhinoScript”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoLabsTools.rhp “Rhino Labs Tools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\IdleProcessor.rhp “IdleProcessor”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.33.23234.14341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.33.23234.14341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Alerter.rhp “Alerter”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\IronPython\RhinoDLR_Python.rhp “IronPython” 7.33.23234.14341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.33.23234.14341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Grasshopper\GrasshopperPlugin.rhp “Grasshopper” 7.33.23234.14341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\export_PDF.rhp “PDF Export” 7.33.23234.14341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.33.23234.14341
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

I think it would work if the surfaces were hatches.

Hi -

A few comment.

When I open your file, the detail in the layout is set to the Wireframe display mode. Based on your images here, that means that you use a custom display mode on your end.

You are printing with the “Print Color” active, which is white.

That is the main reason why your PDF output is blank.
When you use “Display Color” instead, with the detail in Wireframe mode, the result is a vector PDF that shows colored edges of the surfaces.

As Martin says, for the “surfaces” to be exported to vector PDF, those would need to be hatches.

Allright, i used indeed a custom viewsetting.

Thank you all for the input.