Creating Hatch


A hatch is a pattern filling inside a closed shape area with a parallel or diagonal lines.
Shapes selectable as hatch areas are lines, polylines, circles, arcs, ellipses, elliptical arcs and B-Splines.
The following 2 methods can be used to create a hatch.

To display a command parameter to be executed, click / of command parameters, or press Tab key or / key on the keyboard.

  1. Point [Hatch] on [Shape] menu, and click [Hatch].
    Then you will be able to create a hatch.
  2. Supplemental
    You can enter into the hatch creating status by clicking on [Shape] toolbar.
  3. When setting [Hatch Style] to [User Definition], input a scale along X and Y axes, and rotation angle in [Scale] and [Angle] box on Command Window.
  4. Supplemental
    When setting [Hatch Style] to [Fill] or [Pattern]. you cannot specify a scale or angle.

When specifying inner point

  1. Switch the parameter on Command Window to [Inner Point] box, click a point inside an area where a hatch is to be created.
    A hatch will be created within a minimum closed area surrounding the clicked point.
  2. Supplemental
    When no hatch area is found, an error message of "Hatching area not found" will be displayed.
    In the [Drawing Settings] dialog box, increasing the [Area search tolerance] makes it easier to find the hatched area.
    You can specify the inner point by inputting X and Y coordinates in [Inner Point] box on Command Window.

When specifying the external area

  1. Switch the parameter on Command Window to [External Area] box, and click shapes to be used as the external area for a hatch in order.
    An external area will be created with selected shapes.
    The number of shapes selected will be displayed in [External Area] box.
  2. Press Enter key on the keyboard, or click on the toolbar on Command Window.
    A balloon will be created within the area surrounded by specified shapes.
  3. Supplemental
    When no hatch area is found, an error message of " Hatching area not found" will be displayed.
    When specifying an external area, click adjacent shapes in order. Clicking a far shape disables specifying an external area.
    In the [Drawing Settings] dialog box, increasing the [Area search tolerance] makes it easier to find the hatched area.

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