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Adding a new hatch pattern to Inventor.

A - answer With the Style editor in Inventor (2011 and newer) you can add your own new hatch patterns to the list of default patterns. You can import standard PAT files from AutoCAD and Revit. So you can use hundreds of existing additional hatch patterns (see e.g. the Download page), use hatches e.g. from AutoCAD Architecture, or create your own patterns - either manually using the AutoCAD Customization Guide, or visually e.g. with HGEN.

In the Style Editor (ribbon Manage > Styles and standards > Style editor) select the tree item Hatch and a specific hatch style, e.g. "Hatch (ISO)". Create a new style (copy). In the Pattern dropdown click on "Other..." and in the dialog "Select Hatch Pattern" use the button "Load..." to select the requested .PAT file to import (Open). Then you can set the hatch pattern scale, rotation angle and offset and save the newly created pattern to the style library.

Hatch pattern for Inventor (CZ version shown)

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2.6.2010    14181x  
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applies to: Inventor 2011 ·

See also:
Tip 8996:Material-based hatch patterns in Inventor section views.
Tip 8396:Ray hatch patterns in AutoCAD.
Tip 8172:I have multiple copies of AutoCAD definition files. Which one will be loaded?
Tip 7657:Extract hatch patterns to PAT files - copy hatches between DWGs.
Tip 7629:Where is the user Support folder in AutoCAD for Mac?

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