V6 Goal: True PDF Export

Hi Brian
The Untiled4.pdf is saveas with 300 dot/ inch and Untiled5.pdf is saveas with 400 dot/ inch. The result is correct?

To me it seems not

Untitled5.pdf (6.0 KB)
Untitled4.pdf (5.8 KB)

Ciao @vittorio

I can’t tell what you’re reporting here.


  1. Attach your original 3DM file
  2. Describe the steps you took to get each of the PDF files
  3. Describe what is wrong with one or both of the PDF files
  4. Describe what you expect instead

Brian was referring to a different bug posted on this thread about closed curves appearing closed. Could you attach the original model that you created your PDFs from so I can debug what you are seeing?

Hi Brian
I get two different results if i saveas pdf with 300 dot / inch or 450 dots / inch as in the attached images. 450 dot / inc text out of the sheet. Fine by me PDF_1 wrong PDF_2. I hope i was clear.
Here there is a file .3dm :

PDF_1_small.3dm (1022.1 KB)
PDF_1.pdf (5.8 KB)
PDF_2.pdf (5.8 KB)

Thank you. I’ve logged that bug as RH-37813.

Tried to save as a raster image and got this:

Hi Dennis, exporting to raster works here now I think should be working in the next WIP release.



RH-37709 is fixed in the latest WIP

14 posts were split to a new topic: Layer support in SVG Export

Is the intent of Save to PDF to be able to save a layout drawings with both line-work and Technical shaded views saved as they appear? Currently Technical shaded surface data shows up as wire-frame.


Technical display will be raster just like printing once we have all of the kinks worked out.

I’m guessing you have an overview of the kinks but anyway…

The attached is a native Rhino PDF (printed with ‘raster’ but comes out as wire-frame just like Ken said)

RH-Native-PDF-Raster-Out.pdf (454.1 KB)

When reading this back into Rhino, I get a “successfully read” message but nothing comes in.
(Not when printing vector either - both are obviously vector…)

Also, when then printing again, Rhino sets another printer as the current one and I’m not sure which rule it uses to decide which of the available printers to use.

hi @stevebaer, do you mean that shaded 3D patches will export as closed boundaries with strokes + fills? …like I requested here? V6 Goal: Make2d overhaul


Nope, I was referring to solid hatches.

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Simlab 3D PDF plugin isn’t free but nonetheless, relatively cheap at $95 and does a pretty good job for me.

Something funny happening with text sizing when SavedAs PDF. This simple test shows the text in the PDF displays at different sizes.

Is it to much to ask for a possibility to save as a fillable document? :slight_smile:

i don’t understand. What is a fillable document ?

I think he means forms that you can fill out… Like boxes that when you click in them become active and you can type text. You can make those in something like Acrobat.