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FS#704 - Old Hatch Function

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Robert L Brush III (shade304) - Monday, 22 October 2012, 15:18 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Thursday, 25 October 2012, 10:55 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Assigned
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.0.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 3
Private No


It would be nice to implement the old hatch function as a tile function in parallel with the newer more industry standard hatch function. A tile function that would allow overlap +/- would be even better, and a great productivity boost, almost like an array within a set of bounds.

Thanks, Bob

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Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Thursday, 28 February 2013, 15:56 GMT+2

Pattern fill tool:

Use case:

  1. Select closed contour
  2. Start tool
  3. Dialog:
    • Choose predefined pattern or tick '[ ] Use clipboard content as pattern'
    • Choose pattern parameters
      • margins (negative for overlap)
      • [ ] repeat pattern (uncheck to paste one single copy of the clipboard into a contour and clip at contour borders)


  • Loose entities or new block with the pattern as contents.