TechDraw Hatch

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TechDraw Hatch.svg TechDraw Hatch

Menu location
TechDraw → Hatch a Face using Image File
Workbenches
TechDraw
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
-
See also
TechDraw Geometric Hatch, TechDraw Hatching

Description

The Hatch tool fills a closed region in a View with a hatch pattern, which can be SVG or bitmap files. In contrary the TechDraw GeometricHatch.svg Geometric Hatch tool uses a specific PAT pattern file, see Hatching for details.

TechDraw Hatch example.png

SVG hatch pattern on a face

Usage

  1. Select an closed region in a View.
  2. Press the TechDraw Hatch.svg Hatch a Face using Image File button
  3. A dialog will open where you can select the pattern file, the scale and color.

Notes

$INSTALL_DIR/data/Mod/TechDraw/Patterns

where $INSTALL_DIR is the directory where FreeCAD was installed, for example

/usr/share/freecad/data/Mod/TechDraw/Patterns

and also on GitHub.

Properties

  • DataSource: The View and Face to receive the hatch pattern.
  • DataHatch Pattern: Full path and filename to an SVG pattern file.
  • ViewHatch Color: Hatch pattern will be displayed in this color.
  • ViewHatch Scale: Hatch pattern size modifier.

Scripting

See also: TechDraw API and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

The Hatch tool can be used in macros and from the Python console by using the following functions:

hatch = FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.addObject('TechDraw::DrawHatch','Hatch')
hatch.Source = (view1,["Face0"])
hatch.HatchPattern = hatchFileSpec
rc = page.addView(hatch)