Help with Clipping Planes

Hi, Architecture student here looking for some advice regarding an issue with clipping planes.

I’ve recently upgraded my laptop to a newer version of the XPS 15 and downloaded a free trial of Rhino 8. I had previously been using a free trial of Rhino 7 on my old laptop and did not have this issue.

Everytime I use a clipping plane, it seems that I have about a minute to work before rhino freezes, stops responding and then closes with no crash report. The file I am trying to use a clipping plane on is not large as it is just a collection of linked blocks.

Has anyone had an issue with this before? If so is there any solution you could share? O r is there any other way to get a section from a 3d model?

At a bit of a loss and fast approaching some deadlines which will require sections from my 3d model.

Thanks in advance

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Hi Sophie -
Could you please run the Rhino SystemInfo command and copy-paste the result here?

If you are running an NVIDIA GPU with recent-ish drivers, you could try to disable GPU Tessellation in Rhino Options -> View -> OpenGL to see if that helps.

Hi Wim,

I saw this solution in another thread and it seems to have solved my issue! Thanks so much for the input, much appreciated!


Hi @Sophie_James

Unfortunately this isn’t really a “solution”, as there may be other things that don’t work correctly now with tessellation disabled.

Can you please run the SystemInfo command in Rhino and post the results here. We’re starting to collect information from everyone who is experiencing issues related to the tessellation setting.


Hi Jeff,

Results of systeminfo command below:

Rhino 8 SR6 2024-3-14 (Rhino 8, 8.6.24074.01001, Git hash:master @ def4e7ae5a5339578727a42cbd95e31d75b3faf0)
License type: Evaluation, build 2024-03-14
License details: Cloud Zoo
Expires on: 2024-06-13

Windows 11 (10.0.22621 SR0.0) or greater (Physical RAM: 32GB)
.NET 7.0.0

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Unplugged [79% battery remaining] ~133 minutes left

Hybrid graphics configuration.
Primary display: Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 11-7-2023 (M-D-Y).
> Integrated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port
Primary OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU (NVidia) Memory: 6GB, Driver date: 11-2-2023 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 546.09
> Integrated accelerated graphics device (shares primary device ports)
- Video pass-through to primary display device

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: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 11-2-2023
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 6141 MB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 8.6.24074.1001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 8.6.24074.1001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 8.6.24074.1001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\MeshCommands.rhp “MeshCommands” 8.6.24074.1001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 8.6.24074.1001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 8.6.24074.1001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\SectionTools.rhp “SectionTools”


Thanks, Sophie!