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Hatching is very slow
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* July 11, 2019, 08:05:36 AM
TC Deluxe, various releases.  Windows 10
I use pick-point hatching a lot on drawings for clarity.  On previous TC versions such as V21 and V2017, hatching took a second or two on a simple drawing like the appended.  On V2018 and now V2019 it takes several minutes to process, these versions both have the "ignore gap" feature on pick-point hatching.  The default gap that comes up every time is 1 inch.  Even if I reset the gap size to a small number like 1/64th, processing a pick-point hatch still takes minutes but if I set the ignore gap size to zero, processing time is back to seconds. 

Now that I have diagnosed the problem and developed a work-around, I'd like to come up with a more permanent fix which would be to change this default value to zero.  I suspect this may be possible using TCExplorer but messing around in there is definitely not for the faint of heart.  Any words of wisdom or guidance would be appreciated.


* July 11, 2019, 09:57:15 AM
Have you tryd to set it to 0 before closing a drawing and then open a new from scratch, at least here TC remember it if i change the size, also after close and reopen TC, new from scratch drawing.
Or make a template where it is to your like and use that when open a new drawing.

The little i have played with Explorer it seems to me that TC dont remember the changes next time i open TC, so waste of time.


V20, V21, 2015/ 16/ 17/ 18/ 19 Pro. Platinum
Deluxe 2015/ 16/ 19
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Home Premium 64 bit, 32 GB
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780m, 1 GB

July 11, 2019, 02:16:31 PM
Frank search this post
TC16 X 64 Patch
for a possible answer.

TCW V21, 2015-2020 PP, Animation Lab V5.2 & Redsdk enabled, LightWorks rendering mostly. Ender 3 3D printer.

* July 11, 2019, 02:18:43 PM
I took a look in TCExplorer and didn't find any reference to the Hatch "Gap" parameter. From what I see, the Gap number is retained. Once you set it to zero, it should remain at zero; in the current or new drawings.

John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2020
Designer, Deluxe, (Basic, Expert, Professional), Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro (1909), 64-bit