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Atypical use of meshing for tiling a closed shape.

A - answer The command for meshing (covering with a mesh) a closed boundary can be used in some cases to cover the closed shape with an array of square tiles.

In the dialog of the MESHOPTIONS command, select the source outline and disable all optimization options. Specify the size of the tile and let the area cover with a mesh. After you explode (_EXPLODE) the mesh, you will get 3DFACE objects (quads). These can be then converted to Regions (the _REGION command). Regions already have the Area and Circumference properties.

See an example:

or as a video:


Can be used only with ideal, full coverage of the source area with "tiles" of the specified size.

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See also:
Tip 12105:Select the smallest DWG object - MinOf utility.
Tip 11538:AutoCAD will not create a specific hatch in a given scale or area.
Tip 11246:Easier hatching between two polylines - Hatch2L.
Tip 11037:How to hatch area defined by border points, not geometry?
Tip 9149:Total area of selected regions or hatches (by layer) - AddArea

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