Blog Published: 06/10/2020

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Creating a custom hatch in AutoCAD

When you create a hatch in AutoCAD, you are limited to a number of patterns to choose from. While in AutoCAD you can find a wealth of patterns that come with the default installation, in some occasions you may need to apply a different one.

In this blog, we will progress step by step through an AutoCAD course exercise where we create a hatch using an image to generate the pattern.
  • Draw the boundary of the hatch using a polyline.
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  • Click on the ‘Super Hatch’ command from the ‘Express Tools’ tab of the ribbon.
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  • In the dialog that pops up, select ‘Image…’. Note how you can also use a block, an Xref or a wipeout to generate the pattern.
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  • Browse to the image file and open it.
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  • Specify the options about the insertion point, scale, and rotation of the image accordingly and click ‘OK’. You can use the ‘Show Details’ button to show information about the resolution and size of the image.
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  • Select the insertion point of the image:
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  • Specify the scale factor:
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  • Confirm the placement of the image.
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  • Pick a point inside the boundary where you want your hatch and press <Enter> to finish the command.
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  • The command will repeat the image until it fills the area that was selected.
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If you are interested in further AutoCAD courses, you can have a look at our range of courses HERE.

About the author

  • Enrique Barriuso

Enrique Barriuso

Application Specialist

A qualified CEng MSpICE Civil Engineer with over 7 years post graduate experience, Enrique graduated with a Masters in Civil Engineering, which covered a wide variety of subjects in the fields of transport, structural analysis, geotechnical design, coastal, water and environmental engineering. Enrique joined Excitech in 2015 and is an Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD Civil 3D, subsequently helped many clients resolve their Civil 3D problems. He provides training in Civil 3D, AutoCAD and SketchUp.

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