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Add a solid fill to a closed object

Sometimes you want to fill a closed area with a solid color, rather than a hatch, like this. This feature is part of the HATCH command, but you may have missed it. It’s really easy to use.

If you need a primer on hatching in general, here are some hatching tips.

Here are the steps: […]

Tutorial: How to create a gradient fill

Gradients are a great way to easily make a 2D drawing look like a presentation drawing done in Photoshop or Illustrator. AutoCAD offers one- or two-color gradients and lots of variations.

Here are the steps to create a gradient:

Start the HATCH command. Depending on the release of AutoCAD, the Hatch and Gradient dialog box […]