Printing to PDF issues

We are experiencing shift issues when printing to the Rhino PDF printer.
Often stuff ON the layout is misaligned with the detail, as the detail is often shifted to the left and up.
Strange stuff, and not easy to reproduce, but it happens on many projects.

SaveAs as PDF when in Layout.
Issue: Locked objects are not printed… so we have to be careful to check that nothing is locked in 3D too, not only on the detail.
And if we accidentally have the PDF open in Acrobat and try to save over it, then it just fails.

Hi Jorgen - is there any consistency at all, like, is it text or dimensions that are misaligned, or curves as well? Does it matter if you print vector or raster, as far as this problem goes?


I recalled I once managed to fix this, and tested now and this worked:

In the print dialog I have “Layout” as default, so clicking “Extents” and then back to “Layout” makes it print OK. I’ll keep this in mind when this occurs again. Maybe it can lead to a final fix for this, that would be a burden off my back :slight_smile:

The usual problem is that stuff on the layout is misaligned, also the “frame” of the detail, but not the detail content I think… I usually sees this and just saveas instead and head on to delivering the file. Always on a deadline, so no time to reflect too much, and mostly swearing a bit instead of bugtracking… I’ll try to do better!

(like now, it’s 23:40 and getting I’m ready for tomorrow morning, but I have a beer and some soothing music, so I’m good :wink: )

Thanks… if you have steps to reproduce, that would of course be helpful. I’ll see if I can make it happen in the meantime - hopefully the problem is severe enough that even I will be able to see it…
Have a good beer, I mean, night.

@Holo - is this the sort of alignment problem we are looking for? If so, I got it…


Yeah, well, that’s the problem, I don’t see it on small projects :expressionless: So it comes and goes.
If I run across it again I’ll send you a file!

Hm… yeah, but there the paper size seems to be off too…
Try to hit Print, click “Extents” and then back to “Layout” immediately and see if that does anything.
And I usually don’t see it in the print preview, only in the final PDF, which makes it problematic as we (read other half of us :wink: ) sometimes (more than me :smiley: ) has shipped the PDF, blindly trusting the preview.

OK, thanks, I’ll fuss with it.


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