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Surface Hatches in Section Viewports

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Surface hatches are great, but in Section Viewports it's possible to snap to them. And when the Section VP's Line Style for "Objects Beyond Section Plane" (OIP > Advanced Properties > Attributes) is set to "Use Class," even the line weights of surface hatches (unlike "regular" (non-surface) hatches) use the assigned class's line weights.

It seems there's rarely, if ever, a need to snap to hatches (mortar joints? crushed stone? grains of sand?...). I can't think of any other condition in VW where it's possible to snap to (the lines of) a hatch.

I also can't think of any other condition in VW where the line weights of a hatch are controlled by anything other than the hatch itself. In an elevation or section, a hatch - such as brick or wood siding - typically wants to have a much lighter line weight than everything else... yet the ability to accomplish this with surface hatches in section viewports seems to be missing... VWIS050

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Four years and a few days later, and in VW 2019 SP3 surface hatches still get their line weight from a viewport's assigned "Objects Beyond Section Plane" class, and they're still snappable.  Sigh. 

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