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25. Hatches And Solid Fills

CAD Toolbar:

Menu:

Draw - Hatch

Command:

hatch

Description:

Fills an area surrounded by existing entities with a hatch pattern or a solid color.

Procedure:

  1. Prepare the entities that surround the hatching area so they form a closed contour. The contour must be closed in a way that one entity is connected to the next one as shown in the right sketch of Figure 45.
  2. Launch the hatching action.
  3. Select the contour(s) you want to fill. Note that islands inside contours will get hatched if they are not selected (Figure 46)
  4. Click the right arrow button in the CAD toolbar to continue.
  5. A dialog for the hatch options is displayed (Figure 47). Choose a hatch pattern, scale factor and a rotation angle for the hatch pattern. If you want to fill the object with a solid color instead of a pattern, check the checkbox "Solid Fill".
  6. Click 'OK' to proceed with the hatching. Depending on the complexity of the contour and the scale factor of the chosen pattern, it might take a while to create the hatch.


Figure 45: Preparation for the boundary entities.


Figure 46: Islands which are selected will not get hatched through (right).


Figure 47: Hatch pattern selection.


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