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Creating a hatching.

Creating a hatching.

Creating a hatching.

Hi everyone.

I have a question about hatching.
How do you create a new hatching pattern? My boss wants one that isnt in solidworks.

I didnt find how to do that in the help files or in those forums, is it even possible?

Thank you in advance.

RE: Creating a hatching.

You can create your own material file. Each material has it's own hatching. It's in Help.

Systems Analyst, I.S.
SolidWorks/PDMWorks 05
AutoCAD 06
ctopher's home site (updated 06-21-05)

RE: Creating a hatching.

Hey there.

Thank you for the quick respons, but creating a new material doesnt allow me to create a new hatching texture.

RE: Creating a hatching.

Could you change the scale & orientation of one of the 72 hatches that are currently listed to get near to what you need?

Helpful SW websites  FAQ559-520
How to get answers to your SW questions  FAQ559-1091

RE: Creating a hatching.

Just noticed in your second post that you mentioned, "create a new hatching texture". Are you looking for a Hatch pattern for a drawing, or a Texture for a part?

Helpful SW websites  FAQ559-520
How to get answers to your SW questions  FAQ559-1091

RE: Creating a hatching.


Try this:

Open the SolidWorks DWGEditor.

Draw your hatch pattern that you want.

At the command line, type the command, "mslide"

This will open up a "Create Snapshot" dialog box.  Save the slide that you are about to create into the appropriate subdirectory (I think the default is c:\program files\solidworks\dwgeditor\patterns\)

It should, I think, then show up in your list of hatch options.


Garland E. Borowski, PE
Borowski Engineering & Analytical Services, Inc.

RE: Creating a hatching.

Perhaps it isn't that simple...sorry!

RE: Creating a hatching.

Cor, sorry about the misunderstanding, I want a Hatch pattern for a drawing.

I think I'm gooing to try Gbor's method.

Thank to everyone who helped!

RE: Creating a hatching.

To create a new "hatch pattern". you need to edit the sldwks.ptn file found in the SW\lang\english folder with Notepad.

An explanation of how it is setup and directions are included in the file.

Be warned that attempting to edit this file is not something everyone is able to successfully do.

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