3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 5, 2014 1:42 PM by Florian Kapsenberg

    Hatch not printing correctly

    Laurie Simmons

      I have a drawing with section views on it.  I changed the hatch to solid, but when I print it only prints ANSI31.  I'm at my wits ends here.

        • Re: Hatch not printing correctly
          Elise Moss

          Select the Hatch inside the section view.

           

          In the Properties pane:

          Uncheck Material crosshatch.

           

          Enable Solid.

           

          Press Green Check.

           

          Elise Moss

          • Re: Hatch not printing correctly
            Florian Kapsenberg

            This is a known bug that solid hatches don't always print or export to a pdf as such, and has unfortunately been known to solidworks for a few years at least without them doing anything about it. below is the workaround. I used a hatch scale of 20 which was sufficient for printing as solid, much more is probably overkill and in fact when I tried a scale of 500 it took a long time for the PDF to load after scrolling or zooming.

             

            SPR #:

            571293



            Product:

            SolidWorks


            Status:

            Open


            Fixed in:

            none none


            Area:

            DXF/DWG


            Sub-Area:

            PDF Out


            Customer Impact:

            High


            Enhancement:

            No


            Summary:

             

            On broken views, solid hatches fail to save as a PDF.

             




            Technical  
              Comments:

             

            Workaround is to use a non solid hatch with a high value for
            hatch pattern scale. This will appear solid in PDF.

             




            DS SolidWorks does not guarantee that this SPR fix will be available
            in the indicated future release of the product since at this time the SPR
            fix has not completed QA procedures that incorporate all SPR fixes and
            enhancements into a new version of our product.