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How is the hatch used by automatic / manual cut view in drawings configured?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Module

    All
  • Question:

    How is the hatch used by automatic / manual cut view in drawings configured?
  • Type:

    General
  • Difficulty:

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Answer

To configure the hatch used by a manual or automatic cut view, we need to access the database corresponding to the used drawing style category and change the hatch used by the configured style presentation.

A) Open Management Tools and go to: "Table editor".

B) Based on the category from where we use the drawing style (Advance or User), open the following database with the "Open Database (MDB)" button:
AstorDetails.mdb - C:\ProgramData\Graitec\Advance Steel\2011\Steel\Data (for drawing styles used from the "Advance" category)
AstorAddIn.mdb - C:\ProgramData\Graitec\Advance Steel\2011\User2\Data (for drawing styles used from the "User" category).

How is the hatch used by automatic / manual cut view in drawings configured

C) Open the DetHatchSettings table.

D) The various types of hatches that can be configured into an object presentation are available. The default hatch, used by both automatic and manual cut views, is Default Front.

We can configure the following parameters:
- PatternName. We can use any pattern available in AutoCAD in addition to the ones added by the Advance Steel installation.
- Scale - scale of the pattern. Default is - 1.
- Angle - angle of the pattern. Default value is 0. The pattern is rotated counter clockwise for positive values.
- Color. In addition to the available normal color codes, we can also use two special codes:
"-255" - None
"-1" - Read code from defaults. If we use this setting, then the color will be read from a specific default value. For example, for the Default Front hatch, it will read the color from the "Drawing-Presentation / Color of planes of intersection" default.

How is the hatch used by automatic / manual cut view in drawings configured

E) After we configure the hatch, close the Management Tools and use the "Update defaults" function in Advance Steel to include the modification.

Note: In order for the modification to take effect on detail drawings, we need to recreate them. A drawing update will not change any of the modified settings done to the database table.

As an example, we will change the scale and color of the Default Front hatch with the following values:
Scale - 5
Angle - 90
Color - 2 (Yellow)

How is the hatch used by automatic / manual cut view in drawings configured

And obtain the following result:

How is the hatch used by automatic / manual cut view in drawings configured