AutoCAD 9.7 [hatch]

“Working with hatches”


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  1. Navigate to Draw>Hatch or type hatch into the command line.
  2. You will notice the toolbar ribbon changes to “Hatch Creation” and you have several options available.
  3. In the “Boundaries” section of the hatch creation ribbon, you can choose “Pick Points” (most common) or select. Pick points asks for an “internal point” and AutoCAD will then analyze the area and fill it with the selected hatch pattern. Select allows you to select objects to use to create the boundary of a hatch pattern.[premium content]
    • Note: You can also choose select by pressing the down arrow and selecting it from the contextual list that appears or you can type S into the command line followed by enter/return.
  4. In the “Patterns” section of the hatch creation ribbon you can choose yoru desired hatch pattern.[premium content]
  5. In the “Properties” section of the hatch creation ribbon, you can adjust the properties of the hatch pattern you chose in step 4. The two most common adjustments are Scale (blue box below) and Angle (red box below). Adjustments made in these boxes will change the hatch pattern on the screen, adjust as necessary.[premium content]
  6. Finally, if you already have a hatch pattern in your drawing and would like to copy that hatch pattern and use it again on a new hatch, simply click on the “Match Properties” button and then click on the existing hatch. Your new hatch will inherit all of the hatch properties from the previous hatch.[premium content]

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