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When I try to access a hatch pattern from the Hatch Creation Ribbon Contextual Tab, C3D stops working and I have to force the program to quit.  I've tried repairing the installation, which didn't work.  I've also compeltely uninstalled and then reinstllaed the program, and have applied the Service Pack 1 update, but the problem persists.

However, accessing a hatch pattern after using the "Hatch" command from the command does seem to work.

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