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Pro/Engineer September 2005 Tip-of-the-Month
Custom Cross Section Hatching
Can you create custom cross sections in Pro/Engineer?
This Tip-of-the-Month was probably more fun for me to create, than for you to read. I'm not so sure why you would want to do this (except it's fun) (because there are plenty of pre-defined sections with Pro), but here is a simplistic explanation.
This tip is done in part mode, but drawing and assembly modes are similar. Select a section, then X-Section > Modify > [Select the section] so the crosshatch displays on the screen. Choose Hatching, and you should be into a menu structure that looks like Figure 1. (For Wildfire see below.) Choose Add Line and follow the prompts. You may have to play around a little to get the hang of it, but it is pretty easy to figure out once you try a bit.
An example of a custom cross section hatch is the background of this table. Believe it or not, this was created in Pro/E. If you have some extra time, it's an interesting diversion from the norm.
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