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Selecting entities for hatching

You can add hatching to any entity that forms a closed boundary, for example, a circle or rectangle. You can assign hatching to a single entity or several entities at the same time.

To select entities for hatching

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Insert > Hatch.
    • On the Draw 2D toolbar, click the Boundary Hatch tool ().
    • Type bhatch and then press Enter.
  2. From the Boundary Hatch dialog box, click the Boundary tab.
  3. Choose one of the following Island Detection Options:
    • Nested Islands The outer entity and all its islands are considered for hatching.
    • Outer Only Only the outer entity and its outer island are considered for hatching.
    • Ignore Islands Only the outer entity is considered for hatching.
  4. To keep any new entities that are created for drawing the boundary hatch, select the Retain Boundaries check box. Existing entities are always retained.
  5. Click Select Entities.
  6. In the drawing, click the entities to be hatched individually or by choosing a selection method from the prompt box, and then press Enter when done.
  7. In the Boundary Hatch dialog box, click OK.

Draw a boundary polyline

Select an area for hatching

Specify a predefined hatch pattern

Specify a user-defined hatch pattern

Use a predefined library pattern

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