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Boundary Hatch

Toolbar: Insert > Hatch

Menu: Draw 2D > Boundary Hatch

Keyboard: BHATCH

Allows you to apply cross-hatching and pattern-filling to closed entities within specified boundaries. You can make the boundary hatch associative or non-associative, by choosing whether the hatch pattern will change when its boundary is changed. Associative hatches created in AutoCAD display in progeCAD and can be edited.

For instructions on how to create a boundary for hatching, see Boundary Polyline.

For a sample of available boundary hatch patterns, see ISO Hatch Patterns.

NOTE Hatch patterns are memory intensive and can take a considerable amount of time to draw. To improve performance, add hatching as one of the last steps when you create a drawing, or insert hatches on a separate layer that you can freeze as you continue to work on your drawing.

Boundary tab

Pattern Properties tab

Pattern tab

Draw a boundary polyline

Select an area for hatching

Select entities for hatching

Specify a predefined hatch pattern

Specify a user-defined hatch pattern

Use a predefined library pattern

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