Thanks for the reply. I use draw in view quite often. My experience with adding and editing hatch patterns in draw in view has been so-so. I have found that if I have more complex geometry on screen and I want to fill that particular area with a specific hatch most always the geometry will not form a closed loop which means I have to spend a bunch of time manually "closing the loop" of the area I want hatched, which is a time waster. In many cases all I need to do is give a model part a specific hatch pattern so that it can be easily visually identified in a busy 2d drawing.
Is there not a way to do this simply by assigning a material to a model part and allowing it's material linked hatch pattern to be displayed in the drawing view without sectioning or "drawing in view"?