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Slope hatches (batter lines) in AutoCAD.

A - answer With the LISP utility CADstudio SlopeTick you can easily create terrain slope lines (ticks) in AutoCAD:

Slope

After loading the application VLX file with APPLOAD, start the SLOPETICK commans, specify the tick mark distance and select the upper and lower edge (polyline, curve).

There is a similar function (automatic) in AutoCAD Civil 3D, or you can use the dynamic block Terrain slope (by zdrk).

You can download the SlopeTick free utility from www.cadstudio.cz/download

Since version 1.4 you can set the size of shorter lines with the LISP variable slopetickshort - e.g.: (setq slopetickshort 0.33)

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See also:
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Tip 7329:Draw 3D polyline by length, azimuth, slope.
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