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Cannot hatch an object enclosed by a zigzag line (AMZIGZAG).

A - answer If you have closed a drawing object with a zig-zag line (AMZIGZAG) and and now you try to hatch it in AutoCAD Mechanical, you will fail.

The reason is that the AMZIGZAGLINE command creates a zigzag line in the layer AM_4. Object in the layer AM_4 are ignored as valid boundaries in the Mechanical hatch commands (AMHATCH, AMUSERHATCH).

You can solve this by temporary moving your zig-zag lines (or other contents of the AM_4 layer) to another layer. After you hatch the objects, you can return them back to the layer AM_4. You can also use the standard AutoCAD hatch command - BHATCH, which respects the drawing geometry independently of layers.

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applies to: AutoCAD Mechanical ·

See also:
Tip 12633:Sol2SolH - convert DWG objects of the type Solid to Hatches
Tip 12429:HatchOverlap - check for any overlapping hatches in a DWG
Tip 12287:AutoCAD hatch flood-fill does not honor all boundaries.
Tip 11830:How to influence linetype scale or color for hidden edges in documentation views?
Tip 11751:toMulti converts polylines to multi-lines driven by a definition table.


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