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I'm not a fan of "draw inside" due to this. In my experience, for optimum results Clipping masks should never have a fill or stroke assigned to them. Draw inside will often assign a fill to the clipping mask. This creates a unnecessarily complex shape that may cause issues upon output. That is not to say that it will cause issues, but it can. So, I ...


Swap fill & stroke of hatch-lines before doing the pathfinder-crop job. i've posted my answer on I call it "pathfinder-crop method". Check also Vasily Hall's scribble method, very original. Hope it works for you. Nic

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