Slow Printing of rendered Detail Views

BETA 12/5/2017

I have a drawing with a couple detail views of the model shown in the Rendered display setting. Printing is impossibly slow with Rendered view. However I can capture a rendered view instantly and print it. What can I adjust to speed up printing of drawings with Rendered detail views? Thank you.

Rhino 6 SR0 2017-12-5 (Rhino WIP, 6.0.17339.11131, Git hash:master @ 01128be76fcfa21764b3cd10786b227fe05fc7bb)

Windows 10.0 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 32Gb)

Quadro P2000/PCIe/SSE2 (OpenGL ver:4.5.0 NVIDIA 385.90)

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Height

Vendor Name: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.5
Shading Language: 4.50 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 10-30-2017
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 5 GB

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Just appending to this thread. I’m noticing that working with drawings (5 sheet tabs, 2~3 details per sheet) is becoming problematic. Some of the details are section views of the model. Overall, in layout view panning and zooming are slow, and even copying or editing a piece of text in layout view is slow. I turned off rendering, shadows, and all the goodies I was hoping to sweeten the drawing with. It’s as if this fairly simple model and drawing is coming to a halt under its own weight. Not sure what else to turn off to improve drafting performance.

Hello - Is this the case in any file - like just a box and a few curves, something like that?


Hi @Brian_Jackson,

I have a few questions:

  1. When you print, how large is the print?
  2. When you do a capture, is the capture size the same size as the viewport, or something else?
  3. What is the resolution of your monitor?


Also, do you have shadows on, or using Ambient occlusion as a lighting method? Print speed was severely impacted (to an unusable point) to get rid of the tiling that was seen when printing with shadows. Currently if I need to plot a sheet the only work around is to plot to native PDF (which prints quickly), then send the PDF to the plotter to print (although it still is not super fast as the PDFs from Rhino’s native PDF printer are massive).