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How to hatch area defined by border points, not geometry?

A - answer The standard AutoCAD command for associative hatches works with automatically detected spaces between existing border objects (line geometry).

If you want to hatch an ad-hoc area, not defined by existing geometry, you can use the command-line version of the hatch command -HATCH. Its option _draW allow to specify the hatch area simply by repeated sequential clicks of its border points (vertices) - as if you draw the border polyline. Optionally you can keep the border polyline or just the resulting hatchure.

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5.8.2016    4368×  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 9954:Selecting hatch borders performs zoom out.
Tip 8458:How to set the Select objects mode for the Hatch command?
Tip 6799:How to make some layers an "inactive backgound image"?
Tip 5645:"Valid hatch boundary not found" when hatching on Xrefs.

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