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Creating complex entities - Adding hatching

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:
  2. Choose Draw > Hatch.
  3. On the Draw toolbar, click the Hatch tool (
  4. ).
  • Type bhatch and then press Enter.
  • From the Boundary Hatch dialog box, click the Boundary tab.
  • Under Island Detection Options, choose one of the following:
  • 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.
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    Nested islands ( A ), with outer island ( B ), and with ignore islands ( C ).

  • To keep any new entities that are created for drawing the boundary hatch, select the Retain Boundaries check box. Existing entities are always retained.
  • Click Add: Select objects.
  • 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.
  • In the Boundary Hatch dialog box, click OK.
 
 
  1. Opens the drawing area for selection of entities to be hatched.
  2. Determines how hatching interacts with islands.
  3. Mark the check box to keep any new entities that are created to draw the boundary hatch. Existing entities are always retained.
  1. (Display only) Indicates the boundary is created as a polyline.
  2. Choose to consider all visible entities when creating the boundary hatch.