Hatching with Gradients

In addition to hatching with solid fill and line patterns, you can hatch with one- and two-color gradients to vary tonality in a smooth fashion. Gradients can subtly hint at an extra dimension that helps make drawings more readable. In the following steps you will create gradient hatches that give depth to metal parts in the drawings.

  1. images If the file is not already open from performing the previous step, go to the book's web page, browse to Chapter 8, get the file Ch8-F.dwg, and open it.
  2. images Open the flyout next to the Hatch tool ...

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