Chapter 10. Pattern Fills and Hatching

Chapter Objectives

Select a hatch boundary area

Control hatch settings and options

Modify hatched areas

Match the settings of existing hatched areas

Create solid and gradient fills

Edit hatched areas

Use DesignCenter to create hatch objects

Introduction

Hatching is the process of filling in a closed area with a pattern. This is typically used in cross-section or elevation drawings to denote different material usage. Hatch patterns can consist of lines and dots as well as solid colors and gradient fill patterns. Hatching must be placed within a closed area, which means that the edges of the hatch area cannot contain any gaps or openings. AutoCAD provides a couple of different ways to create ...

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