Hi, I'm trying to hatch an area using a herringbone pattern but without the default color & weight of the existing herringbone cell. To accomplish this, I have placed the existing herringbone cell in my drawing, updated its attributes to the color & weight that I want for my pattern and then created a new cell from the updated symbol to use for the hatching pattern. However, when I hatch out an area using the new cell, it automatically hatches at what appears to be color 0, weight 0 and if I attempt to update the color and weight manually after hatching, only the color & weight of the shape being hatched change, not the hatching itself. If I simply place the new cell in my drawing rather than applying it as a hatching pattern, it maintains the updated color & weight that I created it with so it must be dropping these attributes when I use it as a pattern for some reason. Any suggestions on how to make the hatching appear the way I want? I am working in Microstation J (07.01.05.03). Thanks!
Slighty confused by what you are asking...
If you use any Pnt type cell from a library and you select it as a Pattern and then use the Pattern Area command the cell will be placed as the defined pattern at the current level / colour / style and weight - which would appear to be what you want to do.
If you are choosing a Grph type cell from a library and placing that as a pattern it will be place at the cells predefined levels and colours and line styles and line weights
I've tried recreating your problem and I have to say i can't .... I can only get it to do exactly what it its suppossed to do... a thought you haven't got level symbology set or anything like that?
Does the isue still exist when you create a new cell library in a new blank dgn file?
Is it possible that there are two elements overlaying each other, one with the attributes that you want and one with the color and weight of 0? Could you provide a pared down example that demonstrates what you are describing? With only the element(s) that you want to pattern (with active pattern settings that you want to use saved, etc.) and the cell that you created?