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How to set the Select objects mode for the Hatch command?

A - answer If you need to change (preset) the default selection mode for the HATCH command - not by picking a point but by selection of the border objects - you can do this by changing the command icon in the ribbon.

Use the CUI dialog to change the hatch icon/command to call _HATCH _Sel instead of the default _HATCH. So the new format of the command will read:

^C^C_hatch _sel 
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9.2.2012    8257×  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2012 · AutoCAD 2011 · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 10269:How to restore erased hatch boundaries? (multiple)
Tip 9728:Do you know the commands GIRAFFE or GRAVEL in AutoCAD?
Tip 8460:Unusual AutoCAD linetypes - from Microstation RSC files.
Tip 8371:Classic hatch dialog in AutoCAD 2011,2012...
Tip 7648:Area not displayed for some boundaries or hatches.

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