There have been a few subtle changes made to crosshatch area, hatch area and pattern area tools.
To get to these tools go to the Annotate > Pattern Ribbon.
Annotation scales has been integrated with hatching ad patterning on an area using the Annotation Scale lock icon that has been added to the tool settings for these respected tools. i.e. Pattern Area
Annotation scale can also be applied to hatching and patterning of elements graphics by setting the "Area Pattern Is Association" to "True"
To do this:
The old Associative Patten checkbox in the crosshatch, hatch and pattern area tools has been replace with the "Drop Pattern" check box.
The behavior of the Drop Pattern checkbox is exactly the opposite of the old Associative Pattern check box. If on, hatching/patterns are not associated with the patterned element (this is only available when Drop Pattern option is turned off). If on, this setting allows for creating an independent "Associative Region" element that is associated to the patterned element. Depending on the status of the Drop Pattern and Associative Boundary settings, you get the follow outputs:
Drop Pattern/Associative Boundary On - creates static pattern class element that part of the same graphic group.
Drop Pattern/Associative Boundary Off - creates an independent associative region element that can have its own level and reacts to changes to the original boundary elements.
Associative pattern parameters are now displayed in the Properties dialog.
In versions prior to MicroStation CONNECT you had the ability to match the attributes of a placed pattern, you could redefine the intersection point of the patterning, redefine the intersection point of the patterning and re-flood area that has been patterned. A new pattern parameter has been added to this tool. This is ability to apply and remove annotation scale from existing pattern.