Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open standard for document exchange.
PDF Import Options
Scales the objects to be visible in the default Top viewport.
Sets how to convert the file unit into the Rhino unit.
Imports fills and their boundary curves. Fills are imported differently based on types:
Ignores all fills and only imports their boundary curves.
Imports text strings.
Saves the current settings and turns off the dialog display.
See also: ResetMessageBoxes command.
PDF Select Page
When a PDF has multiple pages, you can select to import all pages, a single page or a range of pages. The pages will be imported vertically in the Top viewport.
Enter comma-separated list of page numbers or ranges. For example: 1, 2, 4-8.
Imports all pages in a PDF. The total page number is displayed.
Exporting a PDF file brings up a dialog similar to the Print dialog. The Rhino PDF printer is used to write the PDF file. If you would like to use a different PDF printer on your system, use the Print command.
Raster output does not support saving layers to PDF.
PDF readers have to support viewing layers. (Such as Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Layers are exported when possible. Set Rhino.Options.Advanced.PDF.OptionalContentGroups=0 in Options > Advanced to disable saving layers.
The print order of hatches, annotations, and geometries is decided by some rules.
Paper sizes supported by the printer and paper orientation.
The DPI ("dots" per inch) setting.
Defines the printing method.
Prints lines, curves, and fill areas.
By default, Rhino prints everything it can using vectors.
Prints a bitmap image.
Defines how color is printed.
Print objects with the same wireframe color that displays in viewports.
Converts colors to gray scale.
List of viewport names and layout pages.
When a layout page is selected, the printer paper size changes to use the layout page size.
Prints the selected viewport or layout page.
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.
Select the layout pages to print. Printing to PDF results in a single PDF file with multiple pages.
Prints all layout pages.
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.
Sets the units used on the printed page and the equivalent units used in the model.
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.
Sets the top and left margins and a width and height for the print area.
Sets the top and right margins and a width and height for the print area.
Sets the bottom and left margins and a width and height for the print area.
Sets the bottom and right margins and a width and height for the print area.
Centers the print area and sets a width and height.
Sets the margins and position to the same aspect ratio as the selected viewport.
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.
Specifies the offset amount in the x and y directions and sets the offset units.
Printed line type pattern matches values in linetype definition file.
Printed linetype pattern matches the current display properties
Multiplier to globally change printed line widths.
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.
Size for the text dot font on the printed page.
Optional items to include on the printed page.
Prints the viewport background bitmap.
Prints the viewport wallpaper.
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.
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.
Wikipedia: Portable Document Format
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