Hi.. Under Apply to: try Region
just a thought-
have you assigned the specific hatching to the material,
for each part.
also if a material does not have an assigned crosshatch
it gets the default setting- which makes them all look the same
the default hatch is in :-
just a thought- without a sample file
to check your settings
hope this helps- have a good'n kelef
I don't seem to have any problems changing the hatch by degree or material. SW16 SP3
I thought it might be that you were missing a local file containing the hatch information, but the bolt seems to be of a different material in the image provided ...and I couldn't figure out where that info was stored. Perhaps in the material database files?
Try changing the scale of your view? just to see if it is working.
Mine didn't show up well until I changed the scale of my drawing view.
Try increasing the hatch pattern scale and then rebuilding drawing.
(Also, for steel parts, try changing the angle/scale)
Hello, thanks for your replies !! I tried Kelefs suggestion by really quickly creating 4-5 new parts, assigning them different materials, creating a (random) assembly, then made a quick assembly drawing with the cross section view. To try and see if I could check if it had cross hatches assigned. This time Solidworks is showing different hatch patterns for different material!? And i am able to edit them.. !? I have attached a pic of this (Please excuse the random basic parts, the point is their material and I didnt want to use other files that are i use for other projects as it seems Solidworks doesn't like sharing files and rebuilding etc without errors - I don't understand Solidworks file location and file sharing rules yet)
Long of the short its that it is a glitch :/ I have tried closing /reopening program etc, retstarting computer, but that file will not allow changes to be made to the hatch pattern. Weird.
So I started over and have created a new assembly drawing. The new one DOES allow me to make changes to the hatch patern angle, scale, the works .
All I can think of is that as I am learning I made many errors, undo, etc and Solidworks just didnt like that many changes .. I dont know. Obviously it should not glitch like this but in its defense that drawing was far from a smooth run. And now in new drawings it is working. I have now learnt how to save BOM and sheet template (to save me from redoing all of it) so there's a nice bonus
I am using the student edition so SW2015 (2015-2016 edition).
Thanks again for everyones input and help !!
Editing cross hatching has always been an intermittent problem over the years. I have never had a version of SolidWorks where cross hatching worked consistently. Sometimes editing the scale of one cross hatch will effect the display of another. I am using SWX 2015 (didn't like the 2016 UI). I have the recommended video card drivers and my CAD machine is a beast so I don't believe it to be a hardware issue. I hope this gets fixed in 2017.
Hatch patterns are assigned at the material level.....
you need to edit the hatch pattern there, obviously if you are using the same material you will get the same hatch pattern result.
I think you are able to edit them at the drawing level, that should help with clarity.
Also in SW 2017, the is a new cross-section highlighting technique.
I have not yet worked it out though.
Hope this helps.