This might be quite simple and I have done it before but I can’t find a way to get back to it…
Basically, I want to export my detailed view to illustrator through layouts but it seems as if I am missing a step as when I open it in illustrator it shows empty… I have tried to double click inside the window and select my objects but when I do Export Selected it says “no objects are selected.”
I have attached images because i think this is the easiest way to explain…
I admit I am guessing here, and I do not have any experience with Illustrator. Afaik layout details are just viewports on your 3D model, and Illustrator is a 2D design package. So I guess the only way to export is to create a pdf file from the layout page through the Rhino printing interface, and import that file into Illustrator.
…but when you need to print a detail at a specific scale, this is set and locked in the Layout Detail properties (Only works for parallel views like top,front,right, etc. Don’t open the detail, just click on the edge and read/set the scale in the inspector panel). Printing is still done at 1:1 scale.
I noticed in your screenshot that you have the printer output set to Raster. Change it to vector and in the lower lefthand corner (adjacent to the ?) of the print dialogue, select “Save as PDF” from the drop down menu. You should then be able to open your file in Illustrator as vector content.
I was about to say the same as Shockjoy. One additional requirement to make it work: open the Layout Detail and change the appearance to wireframe. Shaded setting will still not result in a vectored pdf.