SOLIDWORKS 2018 Drawing Area Hatch applied to Layer

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated December 15, 2017

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Drawing Area Hatch can now be assigned to a specific layer.  This provides more control over the colour of hatches in drawings, as well as the ability to Hide/Show and set Print On/Off.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Drawing Hatch applied to Layers

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Drawing Hatch applied to Layers

The PropertyManager of a selected Area Hatch/Fill has a Layer dropdown to select from existing layers.  This applies to both automatic hatch from Section Views and manually applied hatches using Insert > Annotations > Area Hatch/Fill.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Drawing Hatch PropertyManager

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Drawing Hatch PropertyManager

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.