A hatch style stores the symbols and settings of the hatch definitions that make up a hatch class. Hatch styles help you maintain standards for displaying your hatches on multiple maps with multiple data sources.
When setting up hatch styles, it is important to note that some of the properties available when setting up a hatch class are not available when setting up a hatch style. These are the properties that are based on attributes, such as class-level offsets, start measures, and end measures.
Like any other style in ArcMap, hatch styles are stored in a style file (.style). Unlike other styles, however, there are no industry-standard hatch styles that come with ArcMap. It is up to you to create your own hatch styles.
Whether you are creating a new hatch style from scratch or altering the properties of an existing one, you use the Style Manager dialog box to work with hatch styles.