Still testing with my simple Make2D and then to Layout which is a prototype for a larger project. I’m still very fuzzy on how V8 linetypes and lineweights are supposed to interact and under what conditions, and how PrintDisplay is supposed to show me this stuff. My brain seems to have shrunk to the point where I can no longer follow the complexity…
In the Make2d, I have two linetypes, Continuous and Hidden. In addition to the normal Make2D output, I used “SceneSilhouette” in order have the outlines of the objects. To make things simple, I set all of the print widths by object, the Continuous lines to be 0.18, Hidden lines to be 0.13 and the scene silhouette outlines to be 0.35. I assume those values are in mm…?
In the Linetypes section, I haven’t changed anything (yet). There is the section on Width and Width Units:
For Continuous these settings (1.00, Pixels) appear to be locked/non-modifiable. I’m not sure why this is the case, all the others do appear to be modifiable:
I’m not sure what settings I should be using here, pixels, document units… I guess that attributing a specific print width in Properties to an object overrides these settings anyway…?
Anyway, if I do a RhinoPDF print of the scene, it looks correct and prints correctly on paper.
Activating PrintDisplay in model space looks OK:
With PrintDisplay active in the Layout, it looks OK too:
However, if I double click to activate the detail (like going back into model space) I see this:
What’s up with that? Why is everything now super thick?
As an experiment, I activated the detail, selected everything and set the print width to “Default”. Then I double clicked again to deactivate it. Now Layout shows me this with PrintDisplay on:
What’s up with that? Why is “Default” so thick?
Just trying to understand here.
I also don’t understand the behavior when zooming in and out of layouts… Depending on how you zoom, the curve print width can display thicker or thinner at the same zoom level. OK, I understand that the display width is in pixels, but still, it’s inconsistent.
And sometimes it will just do this:
and if I pan the screen slightly it will go back to this:
Something fairly wrong there in the display department.