AutoCAD provides you with as many options as you need to have designers or construction projects done, there is one command that is frequently used, and it is called the hatching objects. It is used for filling or hatching objects or specific areas in the drawings.
In this article, we will say some more information about this command and try to answer the question of how to hatch in AutoCAD. So, to get to know more information, keep reading the following.
Hatch the object
When creating your drawing in AutoCAD, you can use the Hatch command to show the material you intend to use when the object from your drawing is constructed. This command will allow you to fill a specific enclosed or closed area and object in the drawing with the hatch fill or hatch pattern. The fill can be shown as a gradient, solid, or defined by the user. You can also use this pattern.
Hatch enclosed objects
Here are some steps to use the Hatch command to fill in the enclosed objects. First, go to the Home menu and head to the Draw section. The Hatch option is usually located in the lower right corner of this section. It is called the Hatch Creation option.
You should now head to the Properties section and decide which type of hatch and filling you will insert in your drawing. On the list, you should choose which one to use to make a hatch and click on it.
In the following, you are about to determine boundaries around the target point. So, head to the Boundaries section and notice two options. The first one is the Pick points option; it allows you to make a hatch with a click within the boundary lines of the specific area. The other one is Select boundary objects that allow you to fill the closed objects, where you can select the boundary lines manually.
Once you have filled the area, you should squeeze the Enter key on your keyboard to have the hatch created. To change the selected area, you can head to the Properties section and change the type of the hatch, colors, transparency of the filling, angles, or hatch’s scale. You can also change the hatch’s place so it can be positioned in front of the other objects or behind them.
This is a very easy way to make a hatch in AutoCAD and allows you to take care of the details, such as the material used in constructing the object from the drawing.
Hatch closed objects
Here is what you need to do to hatch many closed objects in a drawing. First, select the closed objects you want to fill or make a hatch on them. to do so, you should first select the object. Click on the right button of your mouse, and the menu will pop up.
You should choose the Select a similar option. There are other selection methods that you can use to select all of the closed objects in the drawing, such as a crossing, fence, or window.
Now, type the hatch command into the command line. Make sure to type it together with the dash, so it should look like this: -HATCH. Then, head to Settings. You can choose the Select objects heading if you need to.
Once you have set it up, to confirm, you need to type the P into the command line and hit the Enter key on the keyboard. P means the previous object you have selected. So, the objects you have selected will be filled or hatched.