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Material-based hatch patterns in Inventor section views.

A - answer To set a hatch pattern based on the part material type (not only the standard "Steel"), use the hatch context menu. Right-click on the section hatch and set Pattern > By Material. But first define the requested hatch patterns (PAT) for the used materials in your style library (otherwise this option will be grayed out, inactive).

In the Style Editor, create a copy of you current standard and on the "Material Hatch Pattern Defaults" tab, click on the button "From Style Library" to load materials. In the loaded materials list, choose the material to change the hatch pattern (in the sample: Wood/Drevo-tresen) and in the column "Hatch Pattern" select the requested pattern. You can choose from the predefined hatch patterns from the template, or load any external PAT file (e.g. from AutoCAD or Revit). Don't forget to save the changes of your style.


You can also "hatch" your section with a solid fill. Just define a new hatch pattern "Solid", using a file SOLID.PAT containing:

*SOLID, Solid fill
45, 0, 0, 0, 0.0005
100% *  CAD 
3.1.2013    6219x  
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applies to: Inventor 2013 ·

See also:
Tip 11246:Easier hatching between two polylines - Hatch2L.
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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