Hatching and Gradients
The term hatching refers to filling bounded areas with solids, patterns, and/or gradients. You create hatching in the AutoCAD® program to indicate transitions between materials and to improve the readability of drawings in general. Hatching with solid fill, patterns, and/or tonal gradients can transform staid line drawings into attractive illustrations. This chapter covers the basics of hatching so that you can use it in your own drawings.
- Specifying hatch areas
- Associating hatches with boundaries
- Hatching with patterns
- Hatching with gradients
Specifying Hatch Areas
Every hatch area is defined by a boundary containing the solid fill, pattern, or gradient. You can determine the boundary either by picking a point ...