Rhino Mac Line weights


(David Manuel Stoeger) #1

Hey there. I hev a bit of an issue with Rhino Mac. I would love to layout my plans in Rhino and print them there directly. However, i can only choose from predetermined lightweights in the layer tab at Rhino Mac. Those only start with 0.13mm which is too thick in my opinion. Any chance I can add custom line weights myself? Didnt finy anything about this on the net…



Don’t have my Mac here, but you should be able to select one or more objects and in Properties, under Print Width, you should be able enter any value you want. Not sure if you can attribute a custom value to a layer in the same way…

– Mitch

(David Manuel Stoeger) #3

Nope - all linewheights are predetermined and fixed here…!


If you just click in the print width box - not hitting the dropdown arrow - can you just start typing in a value? that’s how it works in Windows Rhino…

(David Manuel Stoeger) #5

Nope :confused:


Well, as a stopgap measure, you could try the following script:

SetObjectPrintWidth.py (381 Bytes)



Does the script above work at all? --Mitch

(David Manuel Stoeger) #9

Sorry, to be such a noob, but how to i run your .py script at rhino mac?
I find it a bit frustrating that rhino mac works so differently and bad compared to the windows version…


That difference is also reflected in the price of the product - the Mac version being considerably cheaper…


Dunno, ~70% of the students here that use Rhino are on Mac…

(David Manuel Stoeger) #15

thanks so much guys. To be honest, I am the biggest fan of rhino in general (so I shouldn’t bitch too much about rhino mac), and I see this open and honestly caring attitude in the community as well. This solution is a bit of a detour, but I’ll work for me!


(Steve Baer) #16

I logged a feature request for this at


To make it easier, as @RichardZ suggested, you can create an alias.

  1. Find the Rhino scripts folder - it is a hidden folder, so press Alt+pull down the “Go” menu, and you should see an entry called “Library”. From there navigate to:
    and drop the .py script file in there.

  2. Then, in Preferences>Aliases, create your alias shortcut, and in the target path put:
    ! _-RunPythonScript "scriptname"
    where “scriptname” is the .py file name. Do enclose it in quotes if the name has spaces in it.

  3. That’s it, when you type your alias and press enter, the script should run.

HTH, --Mitch