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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:


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

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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