Rhino8: ExportRuiFile produces bad result

In Order to safe my toolbars, I ran “_ExportRuiFile” and named the new file “24_01_11.rui”
I opened the new rui and closed the old one in options/appearance/toolbars
The new toolbars are completely screwed up. Fortunately and forward-looking i had another instance of rhino 8 opened, which allowed me to return to the old toolbar layout.

Please compare the two sreenshots:

  • ss-001.png: The screenshot of the rhino-instance with the old toolbars has a text object (“SAFE”) in the viewports
  • ss-002.png: For the second screenshot with the corrupted toolbars, I only opened my main horizontal toolbar sitting below the menu and my popup-toolbar.

Seems like a bug and hope this will be adressed soon. Or am I missing something?

I also experienced problems when saving a .rui yesterday.

For the moment I can only advise the following:

Don’t copy stuff from a .rui to another .rui or to default.
Don’t modify (in any way) any of the default library native buttons.
I guess it’s not safe to save a custom .rui currently either.

Hi @brt1 can you run _SystemInfo in Rhino and post back the results? There is a bug regarding this fixed recently and I want to verify if you are running a version before or after that fix. Thanks.

Hello Gijs,
this is my system info:

Rhino 8 SR2 2023-12-12 (Rhino 8, 8.2.23346.13001, Git hash:master @ dbefe46c12cda06610a9ab683a211aa3d16f0030)
License type: Kommerziell, build 2023-12-12
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 10 (10.0.17763 SR0.0) or greater (Physical RAM: 32Gb)
.NET 7.0.0

Computer platform: DESKTOP

Standard graphics configuration.
Primary display and OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (NVidia) Memory: 12GB, Driver date: 6-23-2022 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 516.59
> Accelerated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display attached to adapter port #0
- Secondary monitor attached to adapter port #1

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: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 6-23-2022
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 12 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
Z:\04_software\cad\xNurbs_f_rhino\unzip\XNurbsRhino8.rhp “XNurbs”

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 8.2.23346.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\WebBrowser.rhp “WebBrowser”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 8.2.23346.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 8.2.23346.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\MeshCommands.rhp “MeshCommands” 8.2.23346.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 8.2.23346.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\RhinoCode\RhinoCodePlugin.rhp “RhinoCodePlugin” 8.2.23346.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 8.2.23346.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\Calc.rhp “Calc”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 8\Plug-ins\SectionTools.rhp “SectionTools”

hi mitch,
thanks for the advise so far …

Hi -

The current stable release is SR3 and public SR4 candidates are available.

@brt1 This bug should be fixed in latest RC https://www.rhino3d.com/download/rhino-for-windows/8/latest/rc/
I would appreciate if you could verify this at your end

thanks for the info! next week i´ll have time to test …

Hello Gijs,
klicking your link takes me to the download for Version “8.4.24016.19001”
Running check for updates in rhino however tells me the current version is “8.3.24009.15001”

Is your recommended version a release candidate or a stable version? Will it override my old version? I invested a lot of time setting up my workspace and would really hate losing it or messing it up, as saving my toolbar layout obviously does not work.

600 mb seems quite a lot to me, is this a new install? Are the no “service releases” anymore?

hi @brt1 there is no need to install the latest. This bug appeared to be another issue.
RH-79744 Appearance is not saved when saving rui file

See also Transfer custom V8 workspace to another computer - #3 by Helvetosaur

Hi Mitch,
thanks for the warning, more or less my experiences, when trying to export and reimport UI.
And also what I expected when migrating UI to my notebook. Guess I should postpone this …