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How to convert an existing hatch to associative?

A - answer There is no universal method for automatic conversion of an non-associative hatch to an associative one (kind of "DimReassociate" command for hatchures) - you cannot detect automatically which geometry should be the boundary associative with your hatch.

Though there is a "Recreate boundary" function in the AutoCAD ribbon (and in the HATCHEDIT dialog) but it performs a slightly different function - it re-constructs the boundary of an non-associatve hatch and inserts it as a new curve to the drawing (optionally making it associative with the hatch). So in the standard case you will end up with two boundary curves - the original one (still not associated) and the new overlaid one.

The closest functionality for reassociation can be achieved with the menu macro


- select the hatch and then the internal point or boundary objects that will make an associative boundary.

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See also:
Tip 11037:How to hatch area defined by border points, not geometry?
Tip 8396:Ray hatch patterns in AutoCAD.
Tip 7916:Searching for hatches with missing Area property.
Tip 6160:How to update/refresh a modified style in Inventor?
Tip 5645:"Valid hatch boundary not found" when hatching on Xrefs.

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