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"Valid hatch boundary not found" when hatching on Xrefs.

A - answer Some external references (xrefs) cannot be used as hatch boundaries (borders) for hatching in the main drawing.

Normally, you can use xref entities (objects) as hatch boundaries for associative hatching using "inside" points. If you get "no valid boundary" messages trying to hatch with xref boundaries, your xref is probably too complicated or it is clipped. It is not possible to use clipped xrefs (XClip, XrefClip) os hatch boundaries. You can also try to simplify the boundaries by switching off excess layers, or you can RefEdit of the xref, or just NCOPY the relevant objects from xref to the main drawing.

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9.7.2007    16623×  
applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD Architecture ·

See also:
Tip 12966:TrimArr - trim a dynamic array to a boundary curve.
Tip 12766:Lines with a single grip, incorrect osnaps, intersections, offsets, hatches - CheckLarge
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.


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