To Drag Hatch Patterns Into Your Drawing Using DesignCenter

  1. Click Insert tabContent panelDesign Center. Find
    Note: This procedure describes how to use DesignCenter to drag hatch patterns into your drawing. You can also drag hatch patterns from a tool palette.
  2. On the DesignCenter toolbar, click Search.
  3. In the Search dialog box, do the following:
    • From the Look For drop-down list, select Hatch Pattern Files.
    • From the In drop-down list, select the drive where the program is installed.
    • Confirm that Search Subfolders is selected.
    • On the Hatch Pattern Files tab, in Search for the Name, enter * (asterisk).
  4. Click Search Now.
    Note: For convenient access, you can add the PAT file to Favorites by selecting the file and clicking the Favorites button. A shortcut to the PAT file is displayed in the Favorites folder in DesignCenter folders list.
  5. In the search results, double-click the filename to load the hatch patterns into the content area of DesignCenter.
  6. (Optional) Right-click a pattern to display a shortcut menu with the following options:
    • HATCH. Opens the Hatch and Gradient dialog box.
    • Copy. Stores the hatch pattern on the Clipboard.
    • Create Tool Palette. Creates a new tool palette that contains the selected pattern.
  7. From the content area of DesignCenter, drag a hatch pattern into an enclosed area in your drawing or onto a tool palette.
    Note: If the hatch pattern scale is too large or small, an error message is displayed. You can adjust the scale for any hatch pattern by selecting it to display the Hatch Editor tab. If the ribbon is closed, use the Properties palette or HATCHEDIT.