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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
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3.1.2013    15349×  
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applies to: Inventor 2013 ·

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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