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t_mckenzie
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Pipe Hatching Dissapearing?

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10-25-2012 10:13 AM

First - I'm using C3D 09 with all the updates. I have checked quickly for a possible sollution on the threads already and weren't able to find it.

 

OK, now that those are addressed, I am having an issue with my pipe hatching dissappearing when I connect it to a structure. See the two attached pics for clarity.

 

Any fix for this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

-Tucker McKenzie

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Duckman1
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Registered: ‎10-25-2012
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Re: Pipe Hatching Dissapearing?

10-25-2012 01:19 PM in reply to: t_mckenzie

Are you really using a hatch pattern or a shade?  You could also use a polyline.

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t_mckenzie
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Re: Pipe Hatching Dissapearing?

10-25-2012 01:24 PM in reply to: Duckman1

It is a C3D pipe style that I have set up to draw the outside walls and hatch to them. See attached.

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kylepeterson9068
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Registered: ‎10-30-2007
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Re: Pipe Hatching Dissapearing?

10-26-2012 05:12 PM in reply to: t_mckenzie

Tucker,

 

I recall having similar problems with 2009. The attached png files show my work around.

 

Using centerline as hatch is kind of a stretch, but it is seemed to always be there.

I had the best results (in 2009) having Clean up pipe to pipe connections cleared.

 

Maybe this concept will work for you.

 

Pipes get friendlier to use in later releases.

 

Good Luck,

 

Kyle

 

 

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kylepeterson9068
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Re: Pipe Hatching Dissapearing?

10-26-2012 05:58 PM in reply to: kylepeterson9068

Another work around.

 

Creating a Null Structure or call it a No Plot Structure will help display the pipe better at wyes and bends.

Rather than a pipe to pipe connection which I recall to be a factor in hatch problems.

 

Layering these seperate from the other structures will allow for the structure to be frozen.

Turning the display off and freezing the layer should produce a pipe to pipe look in most cases.

 

Some angles will not cooperate very well and may have to just put solid hatch over the corners.

 

This concept might work with the pipe styles you have already.

 

Just a thought that worked for me in the past.

 

 

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