3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2008 3:06 PM by Ed Gebo

    Anyone know how to make a crosshatch?

    Ed Gebo
      Make as in create new, as in your own specific crosshatch pattern. I thought there was a way to do it. However, I can't find any specific instruction on how.

      Regards,
        • Anyone know how to make a crosshatch?
          Kenneth Barrentine
          go to \Program Files\SolidWorks\lang\english and open Sldwks.ptn.
          this file contains the hatch patterns solidworks uses.
          there are some instructions on how to create your own hatches in this file.

          below is one we created for ISO glass lens
          :501:Glass, Lens Glass
          45, 0,0, .21875,.0625, .125,-.125,.0625,-.500,.0625,-.125

          it does take some fiddling to get the hang of it.
            • Anyone know how to make a crosshatch?
              Charles Culp
              *:502:Smilies, Smilie Face -Charles Culp
              0, 0, 0, 0, 1.41421356, .41421356, -1.0
              0, 0, 1.0, 0, 1.41421356, .41421356, -1.0
              135, 0, 0, 0, 1.0, .41421356, -.58578644
              45, .41421356, 0, 0, 1.0, .41421356, -.58578644
              90, .70710678, .29289322, 0, 1.41421356, .41421356, -1.0
              90, 1.12110678, .29289322, 0, 1.41421356, .41421356, -1.0
              90, 0, 0.5, 0, 1.41421356, .20710678, -1.20710678
              90, .41421356, 0.5, 0, 1.41421356, .20710678, -1.20710678
              0, 0, .21966991, 0, 1.41421356, .41421356, -1.0
              135, 0,0.21966991, 0, 2.0, .20710678, -1.79259120
              45, .41421356, 0.21966991, 0, 2.0, .20710678, -1.79259120

              Just testing it out one day... Yes, it takes a while to figure it out. Copy above text to the bottom of the file that Kenneth mentions.
                • Anyone know how to make a crosshatch?
                  Ed Gebo
                  Ken and Charles,

                  WOW...for a minute I thought I would have to be an astrophysicist to determine which quadrant along the algorithm, +/-1µm, to edit and make the file useful for my needs. Whew!!! As we say here in the Boston area, "You guys are smaaat!"

                  Seriously, thanks for the help! I'll figure it out from here.

                  Regards,