Hello Mcneel Team and Fellow Contributors.
I’m very unhappy with the way printing (specifically PDF export) is being handled in V8. It seems that this functionality is severely broken, convincing me to downgrade my 3dm or to try printing in another software.
So, I’m going to do you a favor to break down the problem into small bites so we can agree on the urgency of ironing them before the release.
1- Printing a Set of (12) Layouts: often prints the same layout 12 times and ignores the rest of the pages, this happens when you set the view and output scale to ( window ) , See the video below:
and the result is showing the same page 12 times.
2- Printing Vector Always Prints in Raster. Looking into YT history it seems that this issue is lingering from few years ago and it happens when Gamma correction is enabled in the render settings, even if the Gamma value was set to 1. also disabled my V-Ray Plugin.
This issue seems to happen when printing multiple pages at once
3- Print Scaling issues: it often defaults to the wrong page size and when matching the layout, things go way out of scale.
The sheet was printed resulting in a 36mm x 24mm instead of 36in x 24in
I was able to reproduce it on a fresh file:
issues.3dm (336.5 KB)
4- Printing the new linetypes, doesn’t scale the line widths in relation to the scale of the detail on that sheet, resulting in a very inconsistent line width across the drawing set.
reported by @Joe4 in the thread below:
5- Failure to print hatches: reported here.
Rhino 8 Bug : Some Solid hatches won’t print from a layout - Serengeti (Rhino 8 BETA) - McNeel Forum
6- No Progress Bar, I’m relying on the UI freeze to indicate the progress of the print. Reported here (2 years ago)
Rhino PDF Printer driver print status dialogue box? - Serengeti (Rhino 8 BETA) - McNeel Forum
7- No File in use warning, reported here
Rhino 8 - Rhino PDF, No File Access Warning if the file is open - Serengeti (Rhino 8 BETA) - McNeel Forum