3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 6, 2015 5:11 PM by Prasad Bhonsule

    EPDM - Common Hatch Pattern File

    Shaun Jalbert

      I have a custom hatch pattern file that I want to share on our EPDM network with several users.

      I can't figure out how to make SolidWorks point to this file as the default "File Location" for hatches.

      Any idea's?

       

      Thanks,

      Shaun

        • Re: EPDM - Common Hatch Pattern File
          Prasad Bhonsule

          Hi Shaun, the difficulty probably comes if the local vault view on each machine is at a different location.

           

          If the vault views are at the same location on each PC (eg C:\\EPDM-vault), then you could put the hatch pattern file into the vault, point Solidworks to that location and tell everyone else to do the same.

           

          Hope this helps.

           

          Prasad

            • Re: EPDM - Common Hatch Pattern File
              Shaun Jalbert

              I have the file in a public folder already and I want to point the default SolidWorks "File Location" for hatches to that folder.

              My question is... under "System Options"/"File Location" - which option is for hatch patterns? I can't figure out which file path to update.

               

              Thanks

                • Re: EPDM - Common Hatch Pattern File
                  Prasad Bhonsule

                  Hi Shaun, sorry I misunderstood the question.

                   

                  Unfortunately it's not possible to set the location of the hatch pattern file via System Options, File Locations

                   

                  There is an open SPR for this:

                   

                  881681 - Ability to customize location of hatch patterns file via System Options > File Locations

                   

                  So you would need to have the same file on each machine to have everyone using the same hatch patterns.

                   

                  Kind regards,

                   

                  Prasad