Viewports with Raster not printing

Trying to print to PDF. I have viewports that are either raster or vector on the same layout.
The raster viewports show nothing when I select output as vector. When I select output as raster nothing at all shows. Please see screenshot for the results of the vector output.
I have been on this problem for several hours now and the solution is evading me completely.

I am getting a bit desperate now as I am struggling to get working drawings onto the shop floor so hoping someone here can help isolate the issue.


Please post an example file and any details needed to reproduce the problem.
We can’t fix it if we can’t reproduce it.

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Hi John
Its been a while. I have been involved on other projects.
Unfortunately this has reared its head again.
Please find attached.
Head to “print” on Layout “A1 Landscape” and use the Rhino to PDF driver.
The print preview excludes all the elements from within the viewport windows as does the PDF that has been generated.
I have had as good a look around as I can. Hoping its just one of those settings I have overlooked…
Many thanks.

Rhino 6 SR25 2020-4-23 (Rhino 6, 6.25.20114.05271, Git hash:master @ f35d7ded15ec317635ced435d8df84327397038d)
License type: Commercial, build 2020-04-23
License details: Cloud Zoo. In use by: Justin Gibbons ()

Windows 10.0 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 16Gb)
Machine name: JAG-SP-5

Non-hybrid graphics.
Primary display and OpenGL: Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 640 (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 12-25-2018 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.5.0 - Build

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

Anti-alias mode: None
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Height

Vendor Name: Intel
Render version: 4.5
Shading Language: 4.50 - Build
Driver Date: 12-25-2018
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 1 GB

Rhino plugins
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 6.25.20114.5271
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\WebBrowser.rhp “WebBrowser”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoScript.rhp “RhinoScript”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\IdleProcessor.rhp “IdleProcessor”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 6.25.20114.5271
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Alerter.rhp “Alerter”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 6.25.20114.5271
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 6.25.20114.5271
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

Its a Surface Pro 5 and has the latest Microsoft Intel drivers for this chipset.
I have the same problem on the machine at work though.

Do the layouts use render settings? I noticed curves that I had created on the layout were not showing. Had a brainwave, went into the render view settings and clicked “show curves” back on. They show up. How do i change a layout (not a view within it, but the actual layout itself) to use wireframe settings instead?

Hello - the layout should never be in other than Wireframe. With the layout active, use
SetDisplayMode (or use the Display panel)
to set the mode to wireframe.