Create drawings from models (Creo Elements/Direct Annotation) > Modify drawings > Add and modify hatching > Create manual hatching by polygonal boundaries
Create manual hatching by polygonal boundaries
To add hatching to an area, you must define a closed hatch border. This can be done directly by drawing polygonal edges. You can also include inner borders within an outer border to define holes in the hatching.
It is also possible to select an existing closed region for the hatch border. To hatch a complex region, first draw the boundary with geometry commands, and then select it while creating hatching. Except for circles, you need to click segments of the closed region one at a time to select the whole boundary.
The hatch border must have the same owner as the new hatching.
To draw hatching by defining a boundary,
1. Click Annotation and then, in the Annotate group, click the arrow next to Hatch.
2. Click Man Hatch. The Manual Hatch dialog box opens.
3. If necessary, click Owner and specify the owner of the hatching.
4. Specify points on the drawing (by clicking or entering coordinates) to define a closed region to hatch, or click segments of an existing closed region.
Creo Elements/Direct Annotation displays guiding feedback lines while the border is being defined.
5. Click when you are finished.
While you are defining a region, you can undo the previous border point by clicking Back in the Manual Hatch menu. Continue clicking Back to remove multiple border points.
Select view geometry
To use view geometry as part of a hatch border using the Man Hatch command, you first need to gather or duplicate the view geometry with added geometry. This is done with the general Move command, which you use to copy the view geometry without moving it.
To gather view geometry,
1. Click Geometry and then, in the Modify group, click Move. The Modify Geometry Position dialog box opens.
2. Click Calc.
3. Click the view geometry element to gather, or define a selection box around the view geometry you want to use.
4. Click Change Owner to expand the Move dialog box.
5. Specify the original view.
6. Click change owner + keep pos.
7. Click to complete the operation.
Now you can create manual hatching as described above using the gathered view geometry.