Creating Hatch


A hatch is a pattern filling inside a closed shape area with a parallel or diagonal lines.
Shapes selectable as hatch areas are lines, polylines, circles, arcs, ellipses, elliptical arcs and B-Splines.
The following 2 methods can be used to create a hatch.

To display a command parameter to be executed, click / of command parameters, or press Tab key or / key on the keyboard.

  1. Point [Hatch] on [Shape] menu, and click [Hatch].
    Then you will be able to create a hatch.
  2. Supplemental
    You can enter into the hatch creating status by clicking on [Shape] toolbar.
  3. When setting [Hatch Style] to [User Definition], input a scale along X and Y axes, and rotation angle in [Scale] and [Angle] box on Command Window.
  4. Supplemental
    When setting [Hatch Style] to [Fill] or [Pattern]. you cannot specify a scale or angle.

When specifying inner point

  1. Switch the parameter on Command Window to [Inner Point] box, click a point inside an area where a hatch is to be created.
    A hatch will be created within a minimum closed area surrounding the clicked point.
  2. Supplemental
    When no hatch area is found, an error message of "Hatching area not found" will be displayed.
    You can specify the inner point by inputting X and Y coordinates in [Inner Point] box on Command Window.

When specifying the external area

  1. Switch the parameter on Command Window to [External Area] box, and click shapes to be used as the external area for a hatch in order.
    An external area will be created with selected shapes.
    The number of shapes selected will be displayed in [External Area] box.
  2. Press Enter key on the keyboard, or click on the toolbar on Command Window.
    A balloon will be created within the area surrounded by specified shapes.
  3. Supplemental
    When no hatch area is found, an error message of " Hatching area not found" will be displayed.
    When specifying an external area, click adjacent shapes in order. Clicking a far shape disables specifying an external area.

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