HATCH Command

HATCH Command

Fills an enclosed area or selected objects with a hatch pattern, solid fill, or gradient fill. 

When the ribbon is active, the Hatch Creation contextual tab is displayed. When the ribbon is off, the Hatch and Gradient dialog box is displayed. If you prefer using the Hatch and Gradient dialog box, set the HPDLGMODE system variable to 1. 

If you enter -HATCH at the Command prompt, options are displayed. 
  1. To prevent memory and performance problems, the maximum number of hatch lines created in a single hatch operation is limited. However, you can change the maximum number of hatch lines with the HPMAXLINES system variable. 
  2. To maintain performance for hatches with non-continuous hatch lines, choose a predefined hatch pattern rather than loading and setting a non-continuous linetype. Beginning with AutoCAD 2015-based products, the HPLINETYPE system variable suppresses the display of non-continuous linetypes in hatches by default. 
  3. To control whether object snaps ignore hatch objects, add or subtract 1 from the OSOPTIONS system variable. 
Choose from several methods to specify the boundaries of a hatch. 
  1. Specify a point in an area that is enclosed by objects. 
  2. Select objects that enclose an area. 
  3. Specify boundary points using the -HATCH Draw option. 
  4. Drag a hatch pattern into an enclosed area from a tool palette or DesignCenter. 

The following prompts are displayed: 
Pick Internal Point
Determines a boundary from existing objects that form an enclosed area around the specified point. 

Select Objects
Determines a boundary from selected objects that form an enclosed area. 

Remove Boundaries

(Available only when adding hatches from within the Hatch and Gradient dialog box)

Removes the hatch patterns added during the currently active HATCH command. Click the pattern you want to remove. 
Add Boundaries

(Available only when adding hatches from within the Hatch and Gradient dialog box)

Switches from the Remove Boundaries mode so you can add hatch patterns again. 
Undo
Removes the last hatch pattern you inserted with the currently active HATCH command. 
Settings
Opens the Hatch and Gradient dialog box, where you can change settings. 

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