Control the Scale of Hatch Patterns
- If you create hatch patterns exclusively for a single view or at a constant scale, you can set the current hatch scale manually in the interface or with the system variable.
- If you work with layout viewports in different scales, you can apply scale factors automatically by making them annotative. This method is more efficient than creating duplicate hatch pattern objects with different scale factors. For more information about using annotative scaling, see .
NoteTo prevent accidental creation of an enormous number of hatch lines, the maximum number of hatch lines created in a single hatch operation is limited. This limit prevents memory and performance problems. However, you can change the maximum number of hatch lines with the system variable. Similarly the number of enclosed areas in single hatch is limited by the system variable.
To set the scale of a hatch pattern (ribbon turned on)
- Home tabDraw panelHatchThe ribbon panel for hatching is not available in this workspace. At the Command prompt, enter hatch and use the Hatch and Gradient dialog box instead.
- On the Properties panel, click Pattern from the Hatch Type drop-down list.
- On the Pattern panel, click a hatch pattern.
- On the Properties panel, enter a hatch pattern scale.
- Specify a point inside each area that you want to hatch.
- Press Enter, or click Close on the ribbon to apply the hatch and exit the command.
To set the scale of a hatch pattern (ribbon turned off)
- At the Command prompt, enter hatch.
- In the Hatch and Gradient dialog box, Hatch tab, under Type and Pattern, click Predefined from the Type drop-down list.
- Select a pattern from the Pattern drop-down list.
- Under Angle and Scale, enter a new scale value or click the drop-down arrow to display a list of scales.
- Under Boundaries, click Add: Pick Points.
- Specify a point inside each area that you want to hatch and press Enter.
- Click OK to apply the hatch.