I am trying to simplify ways of producing plan drawings and technical drawings for clients at work instead of relying on the limited options of Make2d. I have stumbled upon this weird bug after exporting a layout detail to PDF:
This is a screenshot from the layout detail with the Pen Displaymode
Here the lines are very thin and just as I want them to be.
After I export to PDF I zoom into the same area to find the lines are too thick and detail is lost.
I have set the line thickness in display options to 1px and it is clearly more than one pixel thick in the pdf. Is it possible to have rhino export lines as one pixel no matter what DPI you export it? It seems like it scales the lines - it is still pretty high definition, but the lines are just way too thick.
What does your Rhino SystemInfo command show?
This is the information that shows when entering the command:
Rhino 7 SR18 2022-5-4 (Rhino 7, 7.18.22124.03001, Git hash:master @ b2a1120bcb32e1f6da66a421cd7162a18a9f0cd9)
License type: Commercial, build 2022-05-04
License details: Cloud Zoo
Windows 10.0.19044 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 32Gb)
Computer platform: LAPTOP - Plugged in [100% battery remaining]
Hybrid graphics configuration.
Primary display: Intel(R) UHD Graphics (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 2-18-2022 (M-D-Y).
> Integrated graphics device with 4 adapter port(s)
- Secondary monitor is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port
- Secondary monitor attached to adapter port #1
- Windows Main Display attached to adapter port #2
Primary OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU (NVidia) Memory: 4GB, Driver date: 2-1-2022 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 511.69
> Integrated accelerated graphics device (shares primary device ports)
- Video pass-through to primary display device
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: 2-1-2022
Driver Version: 18.104.22.1689
Maximum Texture size: 32768 x 32768
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 32768 x 32768
Total Video Memory: 4 GB
Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Chaos Group\V-Ray\V-Ray for Rhinoceros\V7\VRayForRhino.rhp “V-Ray for Rhino”
Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.18.22124.3001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RPC.rhp “RPC”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.18.22124.3001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.18.22124.3001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\IronPython\RhinoDLR_Python.rhp “IronPython” 7.18.22124.3001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.18.22124.3001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.18.22124.3001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\BlockEdit.rhp “BlockEdit” 7.18.22124.3001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
Hej Jacob -
The only way to get an image into the PDF file that looks like what you see in the viewport is to take a screengrab of the viewport and put that on the layout.
To have the PDF output correspond with the viewport or print preview is a feature request that is on the list as RH-46318 but that will take a completely different way of doing things.