I'm working on a project that is mostly steel, but needs to line up with some associated Brickwork.
I have 2 questions:
- 1. Has anyone successfully configured a "Brick" hatch, and if so, any tips on how to create it. I can get the fundamentals ok, but that the spacings for the 'dashed' vertical lines are difficult.
- 2. Scaling. Is there a way that a hatch can be locked to be a specific size, and not proportional to Zoom or Print. I dont think its possible in Edge, but would be great if there was a way to lock it.
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For (2) I can only guess you are looking for adjusting the display of a hatch pattern on the screen vs. how it apears when printed. A setting in the Options dialog controls this.
I also have a little macro that toggles this, saving time to open the Options dialog and change the setting.
Please refer this page.
I will give a shot to creating a brick hatch pattern, just need to brush some forgotten information from my own articles:
Here is my attempt at creating the brick hatch pattern:
1. The BrickLine linetype - simple dashed lines
First element in the brick pattern - continuous
Second element in the brick pattern - BrickLine
Third element in the brick pattern - BrickLine again
Pattern consumed in a fill style and used in the Draft.
Awesome little tutorial, @Tushar. I'd never delved into this before. To complete the lesson I added a fill style based on the BrickPattern hatch, saved the draft template and we're good to go.
@bshand I am glad someone other than the OP tried it out, and great tip about including it in the Draft template.
Consuming the hatch pattern in a fill style is the tricky part, unlike AutoCAD where the hatch style is used directly in a drawing.
But an advantage of Solid Edge fills, especially in 2D drafting workflows is, they can be drag-dropped from one region to another, saving refilling and adjusting properties in the new region.
I am still waiting for @trangimagineering to acknowledge that one or more of the replies were helpful and mark them as 'Accepted Solutions'.