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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.

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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 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 12105:Select the smallest DWG object - MinOf utility.
Tip 11538:AutoCAD will not create a specific hatch in a given scale or area.

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