I've named a few custom hatches when in my custom template file. However, when I select the HATCH command in files that use that template, those named styles do not show up in the drop down menu. But when I open the FORMAT/STYLE/HATCH, they do show. Why aren't they available in the drop down menu? I set a custom DIMENSION style and it shows when I select the DIMENSION command. Thanks Ron Ronald W Latour
Ron, Good question. Hatch styles are not used directly. Hatch styles provide the pattern associated with a fill style. Fill is what you put into a closed area. Look at the fill styles provided with 2D Drafting. Notice that they have an associated hatch style. One thing that may make this confusing is that they use the same name. Normal fill will have a Normal hatch by default. You have created new hatch styles. Now create new fill styles and apply your new hatch. Once you have the new fill styles created they will show in the drop list. Regards, Rick B.