I have applied a hatching to a rectangle representing a cross section of a cuboid. A circular hole is also present in the cross section, and the hole should not receive a hatching. However, I cannot subtract the circle from the rectangle, at least not by using Trim - Intersection.
Can anybody help? Thanks in advance!
Hi StevenMac, I should have been more clear re: my desired approach. I'm not applying a hatching by filling an area, but I'm rather assigning a hatching to the object (Edit | Objects | General | Pattern Mode: Hatching). Doing this, I do not have to remove and re-apply the hatching when modifying the shape of the object. However, in order to receive a valid print, all portions like holes etc. must be subtracted from the object. The "Trim | Intersection" function, however, can be used on polygons only, it refuses to accept a circle as object to be cut from another object.
I hope this explains better what I'm trying to achieve.
Thanks and best regards,
A hatched area acts like a block with a movable boundary. If you double left-click a hatch you can drag its handles around to resize it.
If you want to remove an area as you describe it's a pain in the butt, unless someone knows a different way - the hatch has to be exploded and each line modified (trimmed) individually.
I leave hatching till the end, and make use of layers to hide lines I don't want to interfere with my hatch.
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