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Make hatching in AutoCAD easy

Hatching can sometimes be frustrating, so I’ve collected a few hatching tips together, including links to other tips. Think of the collection as your personal hatching helper.

In case you don’t know, a hatch is a pattern of lines and dots that fills an enclosed area.

Create user-defined hatch patterns

When you choose a […]

Manage embedded shapes (islands) when hatching in AutoCAD

It’s common to have closed figures inside other closed figures in AutoCAD drawings. When you hatch these shapes, you can specify whether or not the inner figures are also hatched. This becomes most important when you have 3 closed figures, one inside the other. In fact, you have 3 options for islands.

To set the […]

Easy hatching

As you place your hatch, you can easily switch from picking points to selecting objects. First define the hatch in the Hatch and Gradient dialog box (the BHATCH command). Then choose either Pick Points or Select Objects to return to your drawing. Start placing the hatch. Then, to switch methods, right-click to open the shortcut […]