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HatchOverlap - check for any overlapping hatches in a DWG

A - answer With the freeware utility HatchOverlap you can find and highlight any overlapping hatches in your AutoCAD DWG - both associative and dissociative ones. Is a hatch overlapping another?

Download the HatchOverlap.vlx file from Download, load it into your AutoCAD session with APPLOAD and type the HATCHOVERLAP command. Select any hatches to inspect or ENTER for all (visible on screen). The command highlights any overlapping hatch areas with thick red outlines:

Zoom around to inspect the overlaps and then press the ENTER key to restore your original drawing erasing the auxiliary red boundaries (outlines in the AUXHATCHOVERLAPBOUNDARIES layer).

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See also:
Tip 13150:How to hatch selected objects including overlays and islands?
Tip 12633:Sol2SolH - convert DWG objects of the type Solid to Hatches
Tip 12287:AutoCAD hatch flood-fill does not honor all boundaries.
Tip 12129:Atypical use of meshing for tiling a closed shape.
Tip 12105:Select the smallest DWG object - MinOf utility.

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