As far as I can work out, the only way to trim hatching in Rhino is to change the hatch type to solid, explode it to change it into a surface, then trim the surface, then convert the surface back to hatching but duplicating it's border, deleting the surface, and using the border to create a new hatched area.
Does anyone know of an easier way to trim hatching?
It would be really great if a hatch could just be trimmed, like a surface can, and like you can do in AutoCAD.
Realtime hatch preview:
In Rhino 4, as you change a hatches properties in the hatch properties dialogue box, of an existing hatch, the hatch scale / type / rotation, updated on the drawing in real time. In Rhino 5, you have to finish making changes to the properties dialogue box before the hatch updates. I find this a small step backwards in Rhino 5, but not a major issue.
I like all the other new features to the hatch command in Rhino 5 :)
There are two ways now that are much easier. Hatch is a history enabled command so if you created it with that inmind and still have the curves, you can point edit them.
Also, you can turn on Grips for the Hatch objects and drag the points around now.
Thanks for pointing these 2 point edit option out. They are an improvement on Rhino 4 already.
I would still dearly love to just be able to trim a hatch like you can trim a surface. I guess it is something for the wish list.
(sorry for unearthing this old discussion)
"Does anyone know of an easier way to trim hatching?"
since today still no direct solution (i think), so i made a script....
i'm also trying to make a script to edit polylines (and so planar surfaces and hatches)
like it work in... ehm... "Auto"cad ....