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AutoCAD® 2010 and AutoCAD LT® 2010: No Experience Required by Jon McFarland

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Chapter 11. Working With Hatches, Gradients, and Tool Palettes

  • Selecting a predefined hatch pattern and applying it to a drawing

  • Setting up and applying user-defined hatch patterns

  • Modifying the scale and shape of a hatch pattern

  • Specifying the origin of a hatch pattern

  • Filling an enclosed area with a solid color

  • Filling an enclosed area with a gradient

  • Setting up and using palettes and palette tools

Hatches can be abstract patterns of lines, they can be solid fills, or they can resemble the surfaces of various building materials. Gradients are visual features that shift from one solid color to another over a specified distance. To give the appearance of texture to a drawing, an AutoCAD user can hatch in areas or fill them in with a solid color or gradient. ...

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