i know that printing issues are here since the beginning of time but annoying nonetheless
a project requires a Layout-print in ISO 7200 for technical drawings (germany) on A4
ISO margins are:
upper, lower and right: 10mm
on paper for the frame.
Setting ‘View and Output Scale’ to Layout -> Margins and Position -> Position: Centered is greyed out (as it should be since its a layout print) and deselected.
‘Offset From’ however is still active and can’t be disabled nor set to ‘no offset’.
Changing the offset visibly changes the preview and the printed frame position about 1.2 mm to the top/right/left/bottom (depending on the offset chosen) on paper even tho X and Y are set to 0.0.
The frame itself has the correct measurements.
changing from layout print to a normal view-port print let’s me select ->Position->Centered= enabled thus disabling the (x0.0/y0.0) offset.
Changing back to Layout print keeps this(centered) setting active and the offset disabled.
Output now directly to the printer works perfectly.
However (there is always one, isn’t there?)
selecting Rhino PDF as output results in the ‘centered’ setting to kick in (still greyed out tho… but it’s a sneaky one… like his mate the center-osnap) and centering the frame in the document/PDF.
Solution here: Microsoft print to PDF (and maybe other PDF exports) produce the expected result.
Yes, 1.2 mm may not be much and most ppl may not even notice it on paper as a displacement but… this customer is a typical german DIN/ISO lover and if he lays this paper in a folder with correct Layouts and they do not align perfectly he may as well die of a heart attack.
On the other hand i do not want that for myself trying to figure out a way to prevent his imminent death.
File with the frame for testing:
ISO7200.3dm (41.1 KB)
PS: Rhino is current.