Layout detail view will not print

I am at a loss…
In one model one of the layout will not print. More specifically the content of the detail view will not print. Object on the layout do print. Here is the Screen view of the layout:

This is what the print looks like:

I tried all the set-up I know with no change…

The other layout works fine…

It is probably something stupid I did…

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Hello - long shot, but - if you make a detail active, does the print width for the layers show No Print?


I am currently having this same problem. Does anybody know what may cause this?

I am having the same problem. Can’t figure it out. Anyone have any ideas?

Hi @derek,
This is not a current issue with Rhino.
You can try using the Rhino PDF which is in printer in Rhino for Windows 6 and 7.

If you can not post the file here, please email it to, and include this link:
Layout detail view will not print - #3 by jreilly
and attention Mary Fugier.
We will also need the file and the results of the SystemInfo command (again SystemInfo is a Rhino 6 & 7 command).

Thanks for your help.
Mary Ann Fugier

Hi @bmeezy and All,
We received a file from a customer to show us what appears to be the issue you are reporting here.

RH-65184 Details on Locked Layer Do Not Print

To work around this, check the layer that you have your detail assigned to.
Make sure it is not locked, if it is unlock it.

The details assigned to a layer that is unlocked, will print.
You may need to edit your title block to find what layer the details is assigned to.

PrintWidth only makes the detail border not print.
Layer OFF will also keep the entire details and border from printing.

You will be notified here there the bug is fixed and is ready for testing.
Let us know if this information solves your issue.

It turns out the issue was not a bug, but it was related to this setting “show: locked objects” setting in the Print dialog. (Thanks, @stevebaer.)

These settings are saved with the system, so once it becomes uncheck, then it will stay unchecked.

Here is the setting in Windows.

Here is the setting on the Mac.

Once I checked it, the locked details printed.
Can you try this setting and let me know if it resolves your issue?

Thanks for your help.
Mary Ann Fugier

Hi, there’s definitely a bug somewhere. In my case, I have a block, that contains a mesh. If the block’s layer is locked, even with “Locked objects” turned on in Rhino PDF print dialog, the mesh doesn’t show up.
The weird thing is, while it does show up in Front view, it doesn’t show up in Top view Details in print (I can see it in the detail view in my Layout viewport, but it just gets ignored during printing). Once the layer is unlocked, it does show up in the printed pdf.


Hi Ivan -
I’m unable to reproduce the issue from your description.
For starters, please run the Rhino SystemInfo command and copy-paste the result here.

sorry, I somehow forgot about this thread for a while. Here’s my system info:

Rhino 7 SR28 2023-2-27 (Rhino 7, 7.28.23058.03001, Git hash:master @ 4ffc5d7156fbccf2a5d9fcc80e522b3851bc7f6c)
License type: Commercial, build 2023-02-27
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 10 (10.0.19045 SR0.0) or greater (Physical RAM: 64Gb)

Computer platform: DESKTOP

Standard graphics configuration.
Primary display and OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (NVidia) Memory: 11GB, Driver date: 12-15-2021 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 497.29
> Accelerated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display 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: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 12-15-2021
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 11 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McNeel\Rhinoceros\7.0\Plug-ins\ClippingBox (4dfff1df-5f09-43ae-a044-77b115244b02)\\Rhino 6\ClippingBox.rhp “ClippingBox”

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.28.23058.3001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.28.23058.3001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.28.23058.3001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Users\ivanm\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\PanelingTools\2021.3.2.446\PanelingTools.rhp “PanelingTools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\IronPython\RhinoDLR_Python.rhp “IronPython” 7.28.23058.3001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.28.23058.3001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.28.23058.3001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Calc.rhp “Calc”

Hi Ivan -

That looks fine, thanks.
Could you post a simple 3dm file that shows the problem?

Weird… can’t reproduce it now. It’s definitely been giving me headaches for some time.