Lineweight Issue when printing from a custom Display Mode

Hi There
I was wondering if anyone may know the answer to my issue, I’ve made a display mode similar to Sketchups to us for the drafting in rhino, the line weight I have are good when in the program but when it comes to printing the line weights change, even if in the printer options I have altered the lineweight there or played around with ’ match viewport display’ and 'match pattern definition.

i will link the example here. thanks

Line weight model issue.3dm (10.8 MB)


Hello- Can you also export your display mode from Options > View> Display modes and post the resulting .ini file?


Architecture shading.ini (13.0 KB)

thanks pascal

Hi Alexander - does either of these look right to you?

Line weight model issueRaster.pdf (749.3 KB)
Line weight model issue.pdf (681.5 KB)


Hi Pascal

Yes both are correct! How did you manage this? was it in the prit settings from a rhino pdf or something else? Thanks so much again been test printing it for days with the thickest lines coming out!

Good vs Evil (Hahaha…)

The lineweights in the second image are wrong. The first one is nearly flawless.

What do you think? @alexanderfossball

lol! Definitely the Evil aspect of it! I think the issue for line weight for viewport is really how you model the object.

The issue is just more about the print line weight as it doesn’t appear the same with the viewport.

For me this display mode is just a cheat setting for the Sketchup layout display mode.

Definitely 1 :smiley:

Hi Alexander - can you please run the SystemInfo command in Rhino and copy/paste the results here?


Thanks, and I appreciate your attempts to replicate the Sketchup display, which looks fantastic.

Have you tried using the printdisplay command? This will display the lineweights of your drawings based on the print line weight setting on the panel.

Rhino 7 SR16 2022-3-8 (Rhino 7, 7.16.22067.13001, Git hash:master @ aa7902c94c5aa33511e60d30f82b636be43bc85f)
License type: Educational, build 2022-03-08
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 10.0.19044 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 64Gb)

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Unplugged [26% battery remaining] ~14 minutes left

Non-hybrid graphics configuration.
Primary display and OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q Design (NVidia) Memory: 8GB, Driver date: 4-8-2021 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 462.31
> Integrated accelerated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port

Secondary graphics devices.
Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 6-1-2021 (M-D-Y).
> Integrated graphics device with 3 adapter port(s)
- There are no monitors attached to this device. Laptop lid is probably closed

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: 4-8-2021
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
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” 7.16.22067.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.16.22067.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.16.22067.13001
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” 7.16.22067.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.16.22067.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

It works perfectly fine on the display and viewing, the issue is actually when exporting it to a pdf, the line weight gets super thick and haven’t been able to fix it, I’ve played around with the Lineweight settings on the print setting but it hasn’t solved the issue.

Ah thanks, its just to do a mode where it looks like a line drawing instead of having to do make 2d and then find a way of incorporating shadows into it so you just get it all at once.

Hi Alexander - I would update both video drivers from the Intel and NVidia websites, and get the most recent build of Rhino installed - here:

I do not necessarily expect those to be a cure here, but nevertheless up to date is better.


Hopefully, this YT channel inspires your creativity.
Once, I was like you, searching for solutions, but I’ve given up.


Hi Pascal
I have been able to update the intel driver but not the Nvidia driver but still get the same results.

How did you manage to get the pdf results from your end? Just curious about the process and if there was something that i may of missed?

I Love this video, been spending too much time looking at them! yeah its more about how to use rhino and reduce the workflow of having to make the process better so instead of make 2d just have the 3d model there.

Love the result on your image!

This image depicts genuine Rhinoceros 3D lines to cover the existing ARCHITECT’s (and designers) mode. PrintDisplay = ON

I then print the document as a PDF. After that, what do you anticipate? I’m referring to the result of the print and your following action. For example, importing the PDF into AI?

I’m trying to come up with a solution we can all share.

The second image indicates the layout mode. @alexanderfossball

Hey Pascal

I’ve updated all the drivers and had the same issue, ive even tried on another computer and had the same issue, how did you manage to get the results that you did?



Line weight model issue test lineweight on model.pdf (5.0 MB)

Im trying to figure it out more from the layout tab, so when im on the layout tab this is the line weight i have, but when printing through this way the line weights just get so thick. Viewing in rhino is fine but it is just getting it out into a drawing for construction.