To Retrieve and Edit a Hatch Pattern File
1. Click . A box appears next to .
2. Type Hatch Editor in the box. The Hatch Editor dialog box opens.
The Hatch Editor is not included in the ribbon by default. You can add the command to the ribbon or Quick Access toolbar using the Creo Parametric Options dialog box. For details refer to the topics To Customize the Ribbon using the PTC Creo Parametric Options Dialog Box for a Mode and To Customize the Quick Access Toolbar for a Mode.
3. Click in the Hatch Editor dialog box and browse to the pattern (.xch file) that you want to edit. The selected hatch pattern is displayed in the Hatch Editor dialog box in the hatch preview area.
4. To add a new line to the pattern, click
5. To remove a line from the pattern, click .
6. Use and to cycle through the lines that are available in the pattern and set it as the active line for edit.
To move to the next line and edit it, click .
To return to the previous line and edit it, click .
7. Set the following attributes for the active line:
Font — To select a line style, click the arrow in the box and select a line style from the list. The line style is applied to the active line.
Thickness — Enter the line thickness.
Angle — Enter an angle to orient the line. The angle is measured relative to a zero position.
Offset — Enter a distance to shift the line. The offset is measured relative to a zero position.
Spacing — Enter the spacing between lines.
Color — Click and set the color of the line.
8. Click to save the updated pattern to the .xch file.