Hatching Explode ( Drawing Editor )

Tool summary :

  • Converts auto detailed cross hatching into lines. You select the material polygons whose cross hatching you want to explode.
  • Hatching Explode does not operate on user-added hatches or fills . It converts to lines only that cross hatching that was drawn by auto detailing.
  • Auto detailing may draw cross hatching for material polygons on member details or submaterial details to indicate a cut surface or a cross-section surface.
  • See the step-by-step instructions .

Also see :

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   Step-by-step instructions :

1 . Invoke Hatching Explode .

2 . The status line prompts, " Select polygons ." Select the material polygon that contains the hatching (so that the polygon turns green), then press the Enter key.

3 . Each hatch line (/ / /) is now a line . The selected polygon that the hatch lines were removed from remains a polygon that is a single entity, separate from the lines.

To invoke Hatching Explode :

Method 1 : Click the Hatching Explode icon. The icon can be taken from the group named ' Objects -- Polygons ' and placed on a toolbar (classic) or the ribbon (lightning).

Method 2 : If " Drawing Editor layout style " is ' Classic ', you can use the menu system to choose Objects > Polygons > Hatching Explode .

Method 3, 4 or 5 : Hatching Explode can also be invoked using a keyboard shortcut , the context menu , or a mode . For the ' Lightning ' layout style, configuration of the interface is done using Customize Interface .

Note 1: You can optionally select the material polygon that contains the cut-surface or cross-section hatching before you invoke Hatching Explode . If you do this, skip step 2.

Note 2: After you have exploded polygons, you can undo your changes by using Revert or Undo . If you Save to make your changes permanent, you will no longer be able to Revert , but you can still Undo .

Note 3: In step 2, you can right-click ( Menu ) and choose " OK " on the context menu instead of pressing Enter . Also in step 2, you can cancel the operation in two ways: press the Esc key, or right-click ( Menu ) and choose " Cancel " on the context menu.

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