The Print command prints an image of the viewport contents.
Includes controls on the left and a constantly updating print preview pane on the right.
The printing tools have to make it as quick and easy as possible to:
|●||Identify what you want to print|
|●||Position it on the page where you want it|
|●||Scale the display to something useful|
|●||Manage line pattern scales and line widths|
Display print attributes in viewports
To display linetypes in viewports, use the LinetypeDisplay command.
Displays the list of installed printers, including any PDF printer drivers.
Paper sizes supported by the printer.
Windows printer driver settings.
Number of copies.
Print to file
Prints to a file.
Defines the printing method.
Prints lines, curves, and fill areas.
By default, Rhino prints everything it can using vectors.
Raster Output (slow)
Prints a bitmap image.
Defines how color is printed.
Uses the layer or property Print Color setting to print curves and wireframes.
Print objects with the same wireframe color that displays in viewports.
Black and white
Converts colors to gray scale.
View and Output Scale
List of viewport names and layout pages
Prints the current viewport display.
Zoom the current viewport to contain all objects in the model.
Prints a selected window area.
Select a new print area. The window grips can be manipulated after the window is drawn.
Move the selected print area.
Prints multiple layout pages. Enter a comma-separated list of page numbers or page ranges. For example: 1,2,4-8.
Multiple page prints are sent out as a single print job so printing to PDF should result in a single PDF file with multiple pages.
Prints all layout pages.
Note: When printing multiple layouts to image file, multiple image files will be created all with an ascending index suffix appended to the file name.
Displays current display magnification as percentage. Select scale from the list or set the scale in paper units=model units.
On paper = In model
Sets the units used on the printed page and the equivalent units used in the model.
Margins and Position (model views only)
Sets or expands the non-print areas around the page.
Each of the options controls the position, margins, width, and height options.
Sets margins for all four sides.
Top, left, width, height
Sets the top and left margins and a width and height for the print area.
Top, right, width, height
Sets the top and right margins and a width and height for the print area.
Bottom, left, width, height
Sets the bottom and left margins and a width and height for the print area.
Bottom, right, width, height
Sets the bottom and right margins and a width and height for the print area.
Centered, width, height
Centers the print area and sets a width and height.
Sets the margins and position to the same aspect ratio as the selected viewport/layout.
Sets the margins to the printer maximums.
Centers the image in the print area.
If the Centered box is not checked, choose from offset options.
Offsets the image in the print area from the lower left.
Offsets the image in the print area from the upper left.
Offsets the image in the print area from the lower right.
Offsets the image in the print area from the upper right.
X, Y, offset values and unit system
Specifies the offset amount in the x- and y-directions and sets the offset units.
Linetypes and Line Widths
Match pattern definition
Printed line type pattern matches values in linetype definition file.
Match viewport display
Printed linetype pattern matches the current display properties
Multiplier to globally change printed line widths.
Default line width
Ranges from Hairline through normal drafting widths (in millimeters) through No Print.
To define your own line widths, add line-width values to the printwidths.txt file in the Rhino support folder.
Size for point objects on the printed page.
Size for arrowheads on the printed page.
Text dot font size
Size for the text dot font on the printed page.
Optional items to include on the printed page.
Prints the viewport background color.
Prints the viewport background bitmap.
Prints the viewport wallpaper.
Note: The wallpaper will always scale to fit the extents of the print window.
To keep the background size constant, use a background bitmap.
Prints light objects.
Prints clipping plane objects.
Only selected objects
Prints selected objects only.
Prints locked objects. Clear the check box to hide locked objects on the printed page.
Prints the construction plane grid.
Prints the construction plane grid axes.
Allows printing a dashed line at the margins.
Prints the contents of Notes window.
No notes printed.
Prints the notes at the top of the page.
Prints the notes at the bottom of the pages
Prints the full file name including path.
No file name printed.
Prints the file name at the top of the page.
Prints the file name at the bottom of the page.
Displays a description of the currently selected printer details as reported by the driver and configuration settings.
Paper size or size designation.
The area of the paper that the printer can use.
Scale X/Scale Y
If the printer requires calibration in order to print exactly, a scale factor can be applied.
Use drafting tools
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