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Rib Hatching

Rib Hatching

Rib Hatching


SW 2008 allows me to create a sectional drawing of a part and exclude any rib features from being sectioned.

When I apply this to a sectional drawing of an assembly containing the part described above - SW crashes every time.

On creating the section SW prompts me to choose rib features/components to exclude from hatching - I expand the drawing view in the feature tree, expand the part component and choose the rib features I wish to exclude.  On clicking OK to the selection SW crashes.

Am I doing something wrong, or can't SW do what I'm asking?

Any help much appreciated.


RE: Rib Hatching

Does SW crash if you select the rib in the graphics area?


RE: Rib Hatching


I'm not able to select the rib on the elevation I wish to section - If I try, I exclude the whole component from being sectioned.


RE: Rib Hatching

Can you post the part and drawing to play with?


RE: Rib Hatching

Is it possible to remove hatch lines from a rib in a cross-section drawing with SolidWorks 2004?

RE: Rib Hatching

Is the section view parallel or perpendicular to the rib? Considering SW follows ANSI standards, I'm surprised it hatches the rib.  Ribs and webs are not supposed to be hatched if the section view is parallel to it.  However if the section view is perpendicular to it, it should be shown.

(correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's the case)


RE: Rib Hatching

If I'm remembering correctly, the non-hatching of ribs was only introduced fairly recently (2006 ?)


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