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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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applies to: Inventor 2011 ·

See also:
Tip 13802:Dual-color hatches in AutoCAD.
Tip 13590:How to set the hatch background color?
Tip 12018:How to transfer an AutoCAD hatch pattern to Revit?
Tip 11538:AutoCAD will not create a specific hatch in a given scale or area.
Tip 11415:Error in pattern file. Missing parameter on line XXX.

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