Someone just asked me a question about setting the default x-hatching. I had never thought about it but we often change the x-hatching on a drawing to steel. I use a mapkey to do this but if there was a way to make the cross hatching default to steel, that would make at least one user happy.
I don't know of anything that is even helpful, much less targeted for managing x-hatches for drawings.
I dread x-hatching massive sections 😐
Therefore, I too am all ears on -ANY- settings that can help x-hatch generation.
I setup all of my material files with crosshatch definition, so when I assign/change the material, the crosshatch automatically updates to the ANSI/ASME standard for that material.
Hmmm, we don't use the material assignment here. I will look in to this to see if I can take advantage of it though. It may be worthwhile to use it depending on the benefits I can get out of it.
agree with others, that material ssign is the right way. Use it too.
But my dream about X-hatch in creo is B&W application called SMARTXHatch. Don´t know the price
See following link:
you can contact Michal Sýkora and ask him about B&W application called SMARTXHatch. See http://www.cogras.cz/Contact.
That looks very nice. Thanks for the tip.
But my dream about X-hatch in creo is B&W application called SMARTXHatch.
Just a couple of notes:
We don't use material files here (I have used them in the past). So adding material as an aid to x-hatching is probably not going to save time if that is the only reason I am using them for.
I did find in my old files a set of mapkeys that was used at a long ago previous company that iterated through x-hatching on a view and would generate some very reasonable results. Unfortunately they are from many years ago, may be pre-Wildfire. I really doubt they are going to just work but since old mapkeys are basically read-able commands, I'm going to first try them as is, then, if needed, try to rebuild them as necessary.