CATIA Tip: Hatching Lines that do not Display

August 31, 2021 Trisha West

Let’s continue with some CATIA tips under a minute in the drafting workbench. This tip will apply to cross section views when you are sectioning through smaller parts (example: small washer/nut in a larger assembly cross section view).  Once you have generated the cross-section view, instead of seeing the diagonal hatching lines, you see the part turn to a thicker outline only.

The thicker outline is there to indicate to you that the spacing distance you are using for the hatching is too large for the relative size of part you are sectioning. Because of this, no hatching lines display within the section. The fix to this is to make the hatching distance smaller. Create a selection trap around the part, right click and select properties and decrease the hatching pitch.


Content from this tip is also from the CATIA V5: Generative Drafting class.

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Trisha West

Technical Training Engineer<br><br>Trisha has been providing professional training services for Rand 3D clients since 2012. Her extensive experience makes her an ideal instructor for both on-site and online classes for people at all levels, from introductory to advanced. She currently focuses on teaching end users how to effectively use CATIA V5, VPM Navi, and Creo Parametric. She also helps develop and review training material. Trisha has a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Ohio State University, and she is a Dassault Systèmes Certified instructor for CATIA V5 Part, Assembly and Surfacing modeling.

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