Use intuitive workflow
Select the hatching to be edited in the drawing and open SmartXHatch from the context menu. Use the interactive preview window and the toolbar on the side of the screen to work through your hatch settings one after the other.
You can choose from predefined rules, manual adjustments, and copy or transfer mechanisms.
Apply predefined strategies
Apply rules to hatching
Use a predefined rule set to make changes to all components at once. For example, you can elegantly exclude standard parts that should not be hatched in one step.
The software automatically iterates through all components and sets the hatching angle alternately to 45° or 135°. This gives you a clean hatching image without any effort, which you can of course adjust manually afterwards.
Copy hatching from another view
Use the settings already made for another view in your drawing to apply them to the current view in one step. The settings for all parts cut in this view are transferred from the other view. You can now add additional sectioned parts manually.
Distribute hatching settings to other views
If you want to transfer the customized hatching settings of a component to other views, use the distribution function. In a selection dialog box you can select individual or all views of the various drawing sheets as the target. The settings of this component are then automatically transferred.
Customize hatchings manually
Besides the automatic tools, the hatching of a component can also be adjusted manually. To do this, you can select the component in the preview window and first, decide about the type of hatching. You can use the following types:
- Fill part completely
- Exclude part from hatching
- Apply a hatching
- Use two overlaid hatchings
The following properties can be set for the hatching itself:
- Line type
- Distance value to first hatching (for second hatching)
In the rule editor, you define your own rules for hatching automation. The rules are processed one after the other and applied to the components. Model parameters or the model name can be used as criteria.