Style Editor: Hatch

Last modified: May 16, 2016
More about Styles

On the Hatch tab in the Style Editor you can create new or change predefined Styles.

The Hatch tab in the Style Editor.


Component group

There is one component group on the Hatch tab:

  • Calc Area Hatch: hatching pattern applied to 2D areas drawn with the calculate area tools.
  • Hatch: hatching pattern applied to 2D rectangles, 2D circles or custom shapes.
  • Wall hatch: hatching pattern applied to walls in 2D.

The component group for Hatch.



Under the Styles heading all available styles are displayed, both your own styles and those that come from an external drawing. In this way you can share your styles with co-workers, by sending your drawing containing desired styles. When your co-worker has opened the drawing, he or she will save the styles globally and be free to use your styles.

The currently selected style is set as default for given component group. If a style come from an external drawing it is displayed after the style name as shown below.

Example of different styles


In the Style Editor there are four standard Style Tools, and one additional tool for the hatch tab:

 StyleEditorAddIcon Add new style: lets you add a new style, the currently selected style will be cloned and all settings will be copied to the new style.
StyleEditorDeleteIcon Delete style: Lets you delete a style, however default styles cannot be deleted.
StyleEditorSaveIcon Save style globally: If you want to use styles globally, i.e. in other drawings, you have to save the style globally first. The style will be saved on your hard drive.
StyleEditorResetIcon Reset style to default: Lets you reset styles to their default values.
StyleEditorImportHatchPatternsIcon Import hatch patterns: Lets you browse for a .pat file on your local hard drive or a shared location to import additional hatch patterns.



Unless additional patterns have been imported, there are three standard hatch patterns:

Normal: HatchPatternNormal_65
Cross: HatchPatternCross_65
Dashed: HatchPatternDashed_65

Here, you can also set the pattern scale.

Hatch properties



The preview window lets you preview the hatch pattern. Changes will be displayed instantly and which helps you to see exactly how the pattern will look, as shown below.


The hatch preview area.

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