Hatch

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Dimension
Drafting

Dimension

Hatch

 History enabled

The Hatch command creates a pattern of lines to fill selected bounding curves.

To create hatches

  1. Select closed planar curves.

    Or set Boundary=Yes in the command-line to select closed regions from intersected curves.

    CombineRegions

    Determines whether selected regions combine to create a single hatch or separate hatches.

    CombineRegions=Yes.

    CombineRegions=No.

    AllRegions

    Creates a hatch from the outer boundary (left), or creates separate hatches from the sub-regions (right), based on the CombineRegions option setting.

  2. Specify the pattern, scale, rotation, and other settings in the hatch creation dialog.

Hatch creation options

Most of the settings in the hatch creation dialog can be edited in the Hatch properties.

Hatch Pattern

The hatch pattern names and preview thumbnails.

Base point

Displays the starting coordinates of the hatch pattern.

Two hatches of the same pattern with (left) and without (right) the same base point.
Use base point every time

Remembers the current base point for new hatches.

Boundary

Pick closed regions from intersected curves to create the hatch.

Rotation

The rotation angle of the pattern.

Hatches with History:

Hatches without History:

Scale

The scale factor of the hatch pattern.

Gradient Settings

The gradient settings allow using more than one color in a hatch. The color transition is smooth between colors. Gradient controls can be edited in the dialog or viewports. The start (1) and end (3) points define the gradient span. Color stops (2) define colors in the gradient.

Actions in the dialog

Fill Style
Solid

Use the color set in object properties and disable the gradient settings.

Linear Reflected

The linear gradient span mirrors on repeat.

Linear Wrapped

The linear gradient span does not mirror on repeat.

Radial Reflected

The radial gradient span mirrors on repeat.

Radial Wrapped

The radial gradient span does not mirror on repeat.

Repeat

Control how many times the gradient span repeats between the start and end points.

Repeats do not extend beyond the start and end points.

A linear gradient with 5 repeats.
Gradient Stop Locations

A color stop defines a color at a percentage location in the gradient span.

Add

Add a new color stop to the gradient.

Steps

  1. Select a color.

  2. Pick a location in the viewport.

Alternative steps

  1. Right-click on the gradient span in the dialog at the location to add a new color stop.

  2. Select a color.
Edit

Edit the gradient in the viewport with command-line options.

Remove

Select a color stop in the viewport to remove.

Match

Change the hatch properties to match a different hatch.

Related commands

HatchBase

Toolbar Menu

Drafting

Not on menus.

The HatchBase command changes the starting point of the selected hatch objects.

HatchScale

Toolbar Menu

Drafting

Not on menus.

The HatchScale command sets the scale factor of hatch patterns in model viewports.

Steps

Command-line options

Scaling
Enabled
Disabled

Hatch patterns will not scale.

Toggle

Changes the Scaling option between Enabled and Disabled.

See also

Hatch document properties

Manage the hatch settings for the current model.

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