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Create Hatch
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Location: Detail>Crosshatch>Create

Use this function to create hatching based on the settings you specify in the Select Hatch Pattern dialog, which appears when you select Detail>Crosshatch>Create. Through this dialog, you are able to choose from a variety of different crosshatching styles.

 

Using the Function:

  1. Click Detail>Crosshatch>Create. The Select Hatch Pattern dialog appears. The dialog allows you to select a hatch pattern, and specify angle, scale, and offset values.

  2. Configure the available dialog settings as desired, and click OK.

  3. If the Quick Hatch check box is selected, click inside the desired closed perimeter area you want to crosshatch. The area fills.

  4. If Quick Hatch is cleared, select all segments that define the perimeter and islands of the area you want to crosshatch, and click Accept.  The area fills.

  5. Select Create from the Detail>Crosshatch submenu. The Select Hatch Pattern dialog box appears, through which you are able to select a hatch pattern, and specify angle and spacing values.

  6. Configure the available dialog settings as desired, and click OK.

  7. If the Quick Hatch check box is selected, click inside the desired closed-perimeter area you want to crosshatch. The area fills.

Dialog Options:

The window on the left side of the dialog shows the name, description and a preview of the available hatch patterns. Select the pattern to use for the crosshatch.

Patterns

Displays the Add Hatch Patterns dialog. Click here for a description of this dialog.

Angle

Specify an angle by which to rotate the pattern relative to what is displayed in the preview of the hatch pattern.

X Scale & Y Scale

Specify a scaling factor to apply to the pattern. X and Y refer to the x and y axes of the pattern as displayed in the preview. This is used to increase or decrease the size of the pattern to control the size of the pattern with respect to the geometry. Entering two different scales for X and Y stretches the pattern along the x or y axis.

X Offset & Y Offset

Specify an offset value to apply to the pattern, in part units.  X and Y refer to the x and y axes of the pattern as displayed in the preview. This field allows you to offset the pattern so that neighboring crosshatches with the same pattern are visually distinguishable. When using the pattern to generate the hatch lines, the Scale values are applied first, followed by the Offset values, and finally the Angle value.

Boundary

If you enter a non-zero value here, then the crosshatch will internally create an offset copy of the boundaries, and only hatch between the original and offset boundaries. This has the effect of stopping the hatch lines at this distance from the boundary.

Quick Hatch

Selecting this check box allows you to click inside the closed-perimeter area to crosshatch that area. Clearing this requires you to select all segments that close the perimeter of the area you want to crosshatch, and then click Accept. You can alternately remove a crosshatch by using the  Edit>Delete>Single and choose the crosshatch to delete.Islands will be created around all text within border area.

 

Verifying Crosshatch Entities:

Crosshatch entities can be verified using the Tools>Verify>Entity function. Once you have selected this feature, select the hatch entity you intend to verify.