when you do a section cut of an assembly can you set the drawing up so different materials in the assembly have a different hatch pattern automatically? at the moment my hatching is all the same, and I have to change it manually.
Edit what ever material you are using and check the use material crosshatch box.
Solidwotks assigns diffrent xh to each material but it will default to your standard xh if this box ix not checked.
The appearance of the xh will show under the check box so you can get a preview.
Hope this helps
but even with different materials the hatching is the same.
Greg, if you click the hatched section you should be able to change it's angle.
Are the hatch patterns in Tools > Options > System Options > Drawings > Area Hatch/Fill set correctly?
If you edit the hatch in the material database make sure you change the material in the part to somthing different then back to the correct material to get it to update.
Material info is copied from the material database to the part. You need to manually update your part when you edit the material database.
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