Hatching using draft entities

This topic explains how to make hatch using draft entities in a Pro engineer and Creo drawing.

First, to make a hatch using draft entities you need to have a closed boundary. I take some rectangle and hole entities to explain this. The method is same for both Creo and ProE.

To hatch the rectangle, Select all 4 line entities manually by holding ctrl key or by selecting them all at one using box. Next, you need to click the hatch/fill button. This button is only active when you select a draft entity. Normally it is grayed out.

This button is available at two locations in Creo as shown in the picture below. Marked with thick red box in the picture.

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In ribbon, Under Sketch tab → Edit.
In ribbon, Under Layout  tab → Edit.

In Pro Engineer WF4 and previous versions, this button is available at Edit drop down list.

ProE WF4.0

Next the system will ask you to enter a name for the hatch. This will be displayed in the message area. Continue with any name.

The hatch will be displayed now and you will see a menu manager shown on the left. These are the options available to customize the hatch. We will discuss about the options in other topic. Now click “Done”. The menu manager disappears and you get the hatch.

At any time, you can double click the hatch to open the menu manager and customize it.
I’ve shown some examples below with different scenarios.

Select all entities including circle and then click hatch, the output will be like this.

Select all entities including circle and then click hatch, the output will be like this.
Select the rectangle and one circle and then click hatch, the output will be like this.

That’s all for this topic. I hope this helped you.

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