Subject: Specifying a predefined hatch pattern

Predefined hatch patterns are stored in the following hatch pattern library files:

   icad.pat — American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-compliant patterns.

   icadiso.pat — International Standards Organization (ISO)-compliant patterns.

To specify a predefined hatch pattern    

   1   Do one of the following to choose Hatch ():

   On the ribbon, choose Home > Hatch (in Draw) or Draw > Hatch (in Draw).

   On the menu, choose Draw > Hatch > Hatch.

   On the Draw toolbar, click the Hatch tool.

   Type bhatch and then press Enter.

   2   Click the Hatch tab.

   3   In Type, select Predefined.

   4   In Pattern, select the desired pattern. You can also click [...] or click the swatch to open the Hatch Patterns dialog box and select a pattern from the ANSI, ISO, or Other Predefined tabs.

   5   Specify any of the following options:

   Color In the first (left) color list, select the color of the hatch lines. In the second (right) color list, select the color of the hatch background.

   Angle Enter the angle of the hatch pattern relative to the x-axis in degrees (1-360). The default angle is clockwise; you can change the angle by entering a numerical value.

   Scale Enter the scale factor as a percentage of the default. Changing the scale factor makes the hatch pattern larger or smaller than the default size. If you selected an ISO standard pattern, the scale affects the ISO pen width.

   Related to paper space Select to scale the hatch pattern relative to the units defined for paper space. (Available for named layouts.)

   ISO pen width Enter the pen width if you selected an ISO standard pattern.

   6   In Hatch Origin, select whether to draw the hatch pattern from the default origin or a new origin. If you choose to specify a new origin, do one of the following:

   Click () to pick the new origin directly in the drawing.

   Select Default to Boundary Extents to set the origin to the top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right, or center of the boundary extents.

A new origin can be saved as the new default.
To store the new hatch origin as the default, select Store as Default Origin. The hatch origin will be saved in the HPORIGIN system variable.

   7   To continue, specify entities or areas for hatching. For details, see Specifying enti­ties or areas for hatching and gradients.

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