To Work With Hatching or Filling Objects or Areas

To Hatch or Fill an Object or an Area

  1. Click Home tabDraw panelHatch. Find
  2. On the Properties panel Hatch Type list, select the type of hatch that you want to use.
  3. On the Pattern panel, click a hatch pattern or fill.
  4. On the Boundaries panel, specify the how the pattern boundary is selected:
    • Pick Points. Inserts the hatch or fill within a closed area that is bounded by one or more objects. With this method, you click within the boundaries to specify the area.
    • Select Boundary Objects. Inserts the hatch or fill within a closed object, such as a circle, closed polyline, or a set of objects with endpoints that touch and enclose an area.

    The selection method is retained until you change it.

  5. Click an area or object to be hatched.
  6. On the ribbon, make any adjustments as needed:
    • On the Properties panel, you can change the hatch type and colors or modify the transparency level, angle, or scale for the hatch.
    • On the expanded Options panel, you can change the draw order to specify whether the hatch and its boundary are displayed in front of or behind other objects.
  7. Press Enter to apply the hatch and exit the command.
Note: Enclosed areas can be hatched only if they are in a plane parallel to the XY plane of the current UCS.

To Hatch or Fill a Large Number of Closed Objects

  1. Use a window, crossing, or fence selection method to select all the closed objects to hatch or fill.
  2. Alternatively, select a closed object, right-click, and choose Select Similar from the shortcut menu.

  3. Start the Hatch (or -Hatch) command and choose any options or settings.
  4. If necessary, specify the Select Objects option.
  5. At the prompt, enter p (Previous) and press Enter.

The objects in the previous selection set are hatched or filled.