CHAPTER 8Hatching 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. In AutoCAD 2018, hatch display and performance are enhanced.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to do the following:

  • Specify hatch areas
  • Associate hatches with boundaries
  • Hatch with patterns
  • Hatch with gradients

Specify Hatch Areas

Every hatch area is defined by a boundary ...

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