Minor V7 issues

1- It is difficult to see which layout tab is active. In V6 it’s highlighted in a different color

V6: image

V7: image

2- The Copy command won’t copy between layouts like it does in V6. I can Copy linework or text from model space to layout space, but Copying between layouts just duplicates the linework or text in the original layout.

Rhino 7 SR10 2021-9-13 (Rhino 7, 7.10.21256.17001, Git hash:master @ 68677dc86520a0de9485d8b8fa2e841e757733f3)
License type: Commercial, build 2021-09-13
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 10.0.19043 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 16Gb)

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Plugged in [100% battery remaining]

Non-hybrid graphics configuration.
Primary display and OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU (NVidia) Memory: 6GB, Driver date: 7-12-2021 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 471.41
> Integrated accelerated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port
- Secondary monitor attached to adapter port #1

Secondary graphics devices.
Intel(R) UHD Graphics (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 10-14-2020 (M-D-Y).
> Integrated graphics device with 3 adapter port(s)
- Secondary monitor is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port

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: 7-12-2021
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 6 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
C:\ProgramData\McNeel\Rhinoceros\7.0\Plug-ins\Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.2 (e24ee14a-9514-47da-8fe6-f6e61b20160e)\Twinmotion Direct Link 2020.rhp “Twinmotion Direct Link 2020”

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.10.21256.17001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RPC.rhp “RPC”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoBonusTools.rhp “Rhino Bonus Tools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\AnimationTools.rhp “AnimationTools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.10.21256.17001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.10.21256.17001
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\IronPython\RhinoDLR_Python.rhp “IronPython” 7.10.21256.17001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.10.21256.17001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.10.21256.17001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

Hi Nate - here it is not very-very different but it is different, in V7, for the active tab:

same as V6, here.

I see the difference in Copy behavior - thanks for pointing that out.
RH-65699 Copy: fails between layouts

Hmm… all 6 of our designers in the office have the same issue as I do. Your tabs don’t look the same as ours, and I think we are all running the same version of Windows in our office.

Is there a setting that can change it? Is it a Windows issue?

It’s definitely an annoying issue for all of us.

Do you want system info from our other computers?


Hi @nate,

Does CopyToClipboard and then Paste work for you?

– Dale

yep, that works fine between layouts, just the Copy command acts wierd

There is defiantly a difference in how rhino 7 assigns tab colors compared to 6.

I’m not sure how you got your viewport tabs to the side of your screen, mine are locked to the bottom, so i wasn’t able to compare behavior there. by default the view port tabs open at the bottom. (command: viewporttabs)

In rhino 6 under Options -Appearance - Colors Window color 2 assigned to the active tab, and Window Color 3 is assigned to the inactive tabs

In rhino 7 window color 2 is assigned to all tabs, both active and inactive.

Yes! Thank you :+1:

@pascal - this is what I was talking about… can we get this changed back to the V6 behavior?

Hi Nate - the bug report (see my link a few posts up) is shown as open, so it is on the develper’s radar, is the best I can say.