Vector export not working


so I have this really annoying bug that prevents me from exporting any type of vector files.

When I use print to PDF and select vector, it exports raster images in tiles, when I export to .svg there’s just a blank paper left und when I use .ai EVERY line is visible and the file becomes unusable.

I really need help with this issue because I need vectors files to create collages in Photoshop and Illustrator - I can’t work with raster images.

Thanks in advance

Hello - if you make a rectangle in a new file in Rhino and export as a vector, what happens - same problem?

Please run the SystemInfo command in Rhino and copy/paste the results here.


When I do just a rectangle in a new file it does work.

And here’s the SystemInfo results:

Rhino 7 SR7 2021-6-9 (Rhino 7, 7.7.21160.05002, Git hash:master @ d2161989109d5dacba531310b5d345ce6f4da9f6)
License type: Evaluation, Build 2021-06-09
License details: Stand-Alone
Expires on: 2021-08-15

Apple Intel 64-bit macOS Version 11.4 (Build 20F71) (Physical RAM: 8Gb)
Mac Model Identifier: MacBookPro15,2
Language: de

Intel(R) Iris™ Plus Graphics 655 (OpenGL ver:4.1 INTEL-16.4.5)

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: High

Vendor Name: Intel Inc.
Render version: 4.1
Shading Language: 4.10
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: n/a
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 1536 MB
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Displays: VC279 (82dpi 1x)

Graphics processors
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 (1536 MB)
VC279 (1920 x 1080 @ 60.00Hz)

USB devices
VIA Technologies Inc. : USB 2.0 BILLBOARD
Apple Inc.: Touch Bar Backlight
Apple Inc.: Touch Bar Display
Apple Inc.: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
Apple: Headset
Apple Inc.: Ambient Light Sensor
Apple Inc.: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
Apple Inc.: Apple T2 Controller

Bluetooth devices
Nordic Semiconductor:
Nordic Semiconductor:

Third party kernel extensions

Third party plugins

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
/Applications/Rhino “Snapshots” 7.7.21160.1002
/Applications/Rhino “PanelingTools” 7.7.21160.1002
/Applications/Rhino “Renderer Development Kit” 7.7.21160.1002
/Applications/Rhino “Displacement” 7.7.21160.1002
/Applications/Rhino “Legacy Rhino Render” 7.7.21160.1002
/Applications/Rhino “Commands” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “Import_OBJ” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “export_xaml” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “QuadRemesh” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “export_OBJ” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “RDK_EtoUI” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “Export SVG” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “MeshCommands” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “Export_DAE” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “PDF Export” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “IGES Export Plug-in” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “Import_SVG” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “BlockEdit” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “Export_AMF” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “Rhino Render” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “Import_DST” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “PLY - Polygon File Format Export” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “Import_AMF” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “RhinoCycles” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “IronPython” 7.7.21160.5002
/Applications/Rhino “Grasshopper” 7.7.21160.5002

Hello - OK. Please post or send a file to (with a link back here in your comments) with objects that do not work and I’ll take a look.


Umm ok. I hope it’s ok that I’ll just post a wetransfer link here…

Hello- can you post one of the pdfs that are made with vector output set?


Hi- This was a PDF that I made yesterday with vector output.

Test.pdf (1.1 MB)

When I opened it in Illustrator it seems to be 9 pixel image tiles that can be separated.