I do not see what is drawn

Hello I installed Rhino 7 and I have the following problem, it does not show me what is drawn. For example when I draw a polyline, and confirm it with Enter, it disappears. If I select the area, it appears with a dotted line, but as soon as I deselect it, it does not show it to me. It happens to me with anything I draw. Could someone tell me what’s up?

Hello - Please run the SystemInfo command in Rhino and copy/paste the results here.


Rhino 7 SR11 2021-10-20 (Rhino 7, 7.11.21293.09001, Git hash:master @ 972ac562128b307e99f15e56dd11586c73e91ecb)
License type: Evaluation, revisión 2021-10-20
License details: Cloud Zoo
Expires on: 2022-01-18

Windows 10.0.19042 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 8Gb)
Running on a virtual machine: VMware7,1

Computer platform: DESKTOP

Standard graphics configuration.
Primary display: VMware SVGA 3D (VMware, Inc.) Memory: 0MB, Driver date: 5-18-2020 (M-D-Y).
> External USB display device with 8 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display attached to adapter port #0
Primary OpenGL: SVGA3D; build: RELEASE; LLVM;: VMware, Inc… OpenGL Ver: 4.1 (Compatibility Profile) Mesa 20.0.0-devel (git-392c167f32)
> No graphics device is being used for OpenGL

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On
Graphics level being used: OpenGL 4.1 (primary GPU’s maximum)

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

Vendor Name: VMware, Inc.
Render version: 4.1
Shading Language: 4.10
Driver Date: 5-18-2020
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 8 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.11.21293.9001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.11.21293.9001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.11.21293.9001
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\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.11.21293.9001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.11.21293.9001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

Is the color of the object you’re drawing set to bylayer and does your layer color match your background color by any chance?

Hello- I’d blame VMWare here I guess - you will not, I think, get full graphics performance via VMWare. You can try messing with the slider on Options > View > OpenGL page:


I unchecked the GPU Tessellation option, and it worked fine !!! a lot of thanks!!!

Thank you.
it was GPU Tessellation option.