How to Randomize Scale for Auto Hatching in Section Views

Article by Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP updated December 6, 2017


In SOLIDWORKS 2018, auto hatching in section views and broken-out section views has a new option called Randomize Scale. This option can be used to randomize the hatch scale for the same material in the drawing view. Clear this setting to keep the scale identical for all hatches of multiple parts of the same material.

Auto Hatching Option in SOLIDWORKS 2018

How to enable the Randomize Scale option

  1. In a drawing, click Insert > Drawing View > Section to create the section view.
  2. In the Section View Assist Property Manager, set the options required and under Section View, select Auto hatching.
  3. Check the Randomize Scale option.
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Vip is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) and is based in our Oakville Ontario head office.