Printing range of layouts to PDF, prints first and last page only

I’m working with a large file by my standards, 1.6 gb, with roughly 375 page layouts which do not all get printed at the same time – usually a range. I can print in V7 and it’s slow, but it does print. But in V8, for example, when I print a range from 348-377 only the first and last page are not blank.

As mentioned in an earlier post, I’m having trouble opening large files from V7 in V8 – take way way too long to open.

Looks like a resource issue with V8.



System info:

Rhino 8 SR0 2023-6-6 (Rhino WIP, 8.0.23157.16305, Git hash:master @ 4b63d09d0c2e2249e8a06d5fe1eb7439f0cd3912)
License type: Commercial, build 2023-06-06
License details: Cloud Zoo
Expires on: 2023-07-21

Windows 11 (10.0.22621 SR0.0) or greater (Physical RAM: 63Gb)

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Plugged in [60% battery remaining]

Hybrid graphics configuration.
Primary display: AMD Radeon™ Graphics (AMD) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 9-28-2022 (M-D-Y).
> Integrated accelerated graphics device with 3 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port
Primary OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU (NVidia) Memory: 16GB, Driver date: 4-8-2023 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 531.61
> Integrated accelerated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Video pass-through to primary display device

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: 8x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 4-8-2023
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 16 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 8.0.23157.16305
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\AnimationTools.rhp “AnimationTools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 8.0.23157.16305
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 8.0.23157.16305
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 8.0.23157.16305
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\RhinoCode\RhinoRoslyn.rhp “RhinoRoslyn” 8.0.23157.16305
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\RhinoCode\RhinoCodePlugin.rhp “RhinoCodePlugin” 8.0.23157.16305
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\RhinoCode\RhinoCPython.rhp “RhinoCPython” 8.0.23157.16305
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 8.0.23157.16305
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8 WIP\Plug-ins\SectionTools.rhp “SectionTools”

Hi James -
I wasn’t able to reproduce those issues here, and they do come across as being at least somewhat file-specific. Please upload a file here - Rhino - Upload to Support

Thanks Wim, just uploaded file.

Oh, BTW – there are a lot of objects that are hidden in that file, because it’s so big. What’s visible is what I’m currently working on.

@jvm33 sorry for the late reply to this issue. I downloaded your file and tried to print 348-377, in v8,
I haven’t recorded the time it took, but it was slow. Printing to Rhino PDF generated a 110MB file. All pages seem to be correct here.

Hi Gijs…I got the doc to print fully in V8 as well, but it was slow – compared to V7. The other connection, and I should know better, is that I’m working off of a doc from Dropbox, which I think is a possible issues. V8 appears to handle dropbox (more slowly) differently than V7 or maybe its just coincidental.

Thanks for looking at.



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