Enhancement Details

Improvements to Crosshatches in Drawings

Crosshatches in drawings have greater flexibility. You can use the same workflow for controlling section attributes for 2D sketches and 2D sections. You can also control the visibility of entire sections, components, or component areas. You can hatch or fill flat surfaces. You can control hidden-line removal (HLR) for surface and 2D section crosshatches, and you can control default visibility of crosshatches for 2D and 3D sections.

Product Information

Product PTC Creo Parametric
Product / Module PTC Creo Parametric
Version Wildfire 4.0
Product Functional Area 2D Drawings
User Interface LocationRight-click on the crosshatch or fill and select Properties to open the MOD XHATCH menu. Set the configuration option hlr_for_xhatches. Set the drawing options default_show_2d_section_xhatch and default_show_3d_section_xhatch.
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

You can hatch or fill by right-clicking the surface and selecting Hatch or Fill. Then, right-click the crosshatch and select Properties to edit the properties of the crosshatch.

On the MOD XHATCH menu, use the Area command to show or hide areas of component sections. You can also control visibility for components or the entire section. However, control of the hatch definition is only at the component level.

The configuration option hlr_for_xhatches enables hidden line removal (HLR) for crosshatches in drawings. Two new drawing setup options control the default visibility of 2D and 3D sections in drawings: default_show_3d_section_xhatch and default_show_2d_section_xhatch.


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