Hatch patterns are used in section views, and to fill in the profiles in sketches. Most standards specify the use of a single hatch pattern, and the angle of the pattern is automatically changed on individual parts in assembly section views. Some companies use different hatch patterns for different materials to help differentiate them. In this exercise, you learn how to map hatch patterns to materials, import a custom hatch pattern, and override the appearance of a hatch pattern.
The ANSI 32 steel hatch pattern is now available, but it is not set as the default hatch pattern for the Steel, Mild material. Click the hatch pattern dropdown menu again, and select ANSI 32. Click Save, and Done.
Even though we set ANSI 32 as the default hatch pattern, the section view does not update. Once you map hatch patterns to materials, new section views automatically use those patterns. For existing views, Edit the pattern and set the By Material option.Right-click the pattern, and select Pattern By Material
The section view updates to use the ANSI 32 hatch pattern, as shown in the following image.
The spacing on the hatch pattern is too close for this part cross-section.
By Material is selected and Pattern is disabled.
Change the Scale to 2, and click OK.
The hatch pattern updates as shown in the following image.