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allenliuyy
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Hatch in Part Sketch

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02-04-2013 12:21 PM

Is it possible to fill an area with hatch patterns in a feature sketch (ipt sketch), not in idw sketch?

 

I want to show a safety screen (wire mesh) in a 3D model, in order to reduce the file size, I do not want to do solid wire mesh in the model, but the sketch only. I was drawing one by one line and make a hatch cross lines in the sketch, it took me lots of time to draw these lines.

 

Thank you in advance for your help.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Hatch in Part Sketch

02-04-2013 01:22 PM in reply to: allenliuyy

If I am reading this correct you have a single IPT and want a portion of one surface to represent a mesh.

 

Do a sketch on the surface for the desired shape of the mesh. Use the Split Surface command to split the surface for this area and then just apply the Mesh from the Appearance tab to this area. When you look at in the model it will have a mesh. When you bring it into a drawing it will only show the area for the mesh unless you use the colored model view.

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Re: Hatch in Part Sketch

02-04-2013 01:41 PM in reply to: blair

Thank you, Blair.

 

But that's not what I want.

 

I need pure sketch lines with hatched pattern (here only crossed line as hatch), like we do in Autocad to fill an area with hatch command. I tried it in idw file, it's ok to fill hatch lines, but I have not found the similar command in part sketches.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Hatch in Part Sketch

02-04-2013 02:03 PM in reply to: allenliuyy

This will show a mesh, but your file size won't increase as if you modeled the mesh itself. Just like the picture.

 

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Re: Hatch in Part Sketch

02-05-2013 02:46 AM in reply to: blair

Blair, can you post this part in Inventor 2012 so i can recreate your example?

Thanks,

Rob.

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sbixler
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Re: Hatch in Part Sketch

02-05-2013 04:59 AM in reply to: allenliuyy

Create a .jpg image of hatched lines and apply it as an appearance to the area as Blair described.  Part sketches do not have this ability-- their purpose is to define features, not to make nice pictures.

Sam B
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Re: Hatch in Part Sketch

02-05-2013 09:51 AM in reply to: sbixler

I don't have 2012 on my system only 2013.

 

1.) Create sketch on surface requiring pattern and sketch the profile of the area you wish to apply the pattern to.

2.) Use the Split Surface command and select the sketch profile, then the surface.

3.) Select the surface you wish to apply the "pattern" to, then use the Appearance tab and select the required Appearance.

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Re: Hatch in Part Sketch

02-08-2013 06:56 AM in reply to: allenliuyy

The attached picture is what I wanted. I did it by Inventor part sketch for safety wire mesh, then the part was uploaded to NavisWorks for a plant layout. 

 

I hope the hatch patten can be used in Inventor part sketch in the future release, even though it will not be used very often in the design.

 

Thank you, Autodesk Inventor Developers.

 

 

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Re: Hatch in Part Sketch

02-08-2013 07:01 AM in reply to: allenliuyy

The Use of Inventor Part Sketch.png

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Re: Hatch in Part Sketch

02-08-2013 07:07 AM in reply to: allenliuyy

The question still remains: why not use Appearances as Blair described, which are intended for this purpose?  Part sketches are not intended for rendering or viewing purposes.

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