I didn’t know how useful this LISP routine was until I saw it posted over at the swamp.org. At my previous job, I would receive drawing that were contained too many hatches and some hatches were not hatched correctly. So I would end up deleting all of the hatches and then turn the lines that formed the hatch boundary into polylines. I would then hatched the newly formed polyline using a consistent hatch.
Well, with this routine, I would no longer have to delete any hatches or join any lines.
- MH <enter> to start Merge Hatch
- Select an existing hatch pattern in the drawing to specify what hatch to use.
- Select all of the hatches that you want to be merged into one hatch. (Note: Even though you already selected a hatch to specify what pattern to use, you need to select that hatch again so that it is included in the selection set)
- <enter> to finish selecting
;; © Juan Villarreal 11.20.2011 ;; ;; massoc (Jaysen Long) ;; ;; Minor Modification by Jvillarreal ;; ;; Extracts info from list by key ;; ;; Found @ http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=40149.0 (defun massoc (key alist / x nlist) (foreach x alist (if (eq key (car x)) (setq nlist (cons x nlist)) ) ) (reverse nlist) );defun (defun c:MergeHatch ( / hentinfo ss i ent ent# seedpt# entinfo entinfo2 ent# seedpt# seedpts MergedHatchList) (while (/= (cdr (assoc 0 hentinfo)) "HATCH") (setq hentinfo (car (entsel "\nSelect Hatch Pattern to use:"))) (If hentinfo (setq hentinfo (entget hentinfo)) (princ "\nMissed. Try again."))) (while (not ss) (princ "\nSelect hatch entities to merge:")(setq ss (ssget '((0 . "HATCH"))))) (setq MergedHatchList (list (cons 0 "HATCH") (cons 100 "AcDbEntity") (assoc 8 hentinfo) (cons 100 "AcDbHatch") (assoc 10 hentinfo) (assoc 210 hentinfo) (assoc 2 hentinfo) (assoc 70 hentinfo) (assoc 71 hentinfo) (cons 91 (sslength ss)) ) i -1 seedpt# 0 ent# 0) (repeat (sslength ss) (setq n -1 entinfo (entget (ssname ss (setq i (1+ i)))) entinfo2 (member (assoc 92 entinfo) entinfo) entinfo2 (reverse (cdr (member (assoc 75 entinfo2)(reverse entinfo2)))) ent# (+ ent# (cdr (assoc 91 entinfo))) seedpt# (+ seedpt# (cdr (assoc 98 entinfo))) seedpts (append seedpts (cdr (member (assoc 98 entinfo) entinfo))) MergedHatchList (append MergedHatchList entinfo2) ) (entdel (ssname ss i)) ) (setq MergedHatchList (subst (cons 91 ent#)(assoc 91 MergedHatchList) MergedHatchList) MergedHatchList (append MergedHatchList (append (reverse (cdr (member (assoc 98 hentinfo)(reverse (member (assoc 75 hentinfo) hentinfo))))) (cons (cons 98 seedpt#) seedpts)))) (if (= (cdr (assoc 71 hentinfo)) 1)(setq MergedHatchList (append MergedHatchList '((-3 ("ACAD" (1010 0.0 0.0 0.0))))))) (entmake MergedHatchList) (setq ent (entlast)) (if (= (cdr (assoc 71 hentinfo)) 1) (mapcar '(lambda (x / entlist) (setq entlist (entget (cdr x))) (entmod (subst (cons 330 ent) (assoc 330 entlist) entlist)) ) (massoc 330 MergedHatchList) ) ) ) (defun c:MH () (c:MergeHatch))
I dont know about you guys, but this lisp doesnt always work for some reason (which i cant figure out).
I have had documents where it worked, documents where it didnt work and documents where it used to work.
Would any of you know anything about this problem?
I hope this is an easy solution. I went back to the forum where I found this routine and saw that the way that the routine is currently set up, it doesn’t work with solid hatches. So I am hoping that this might be the issue that you are having with it as well because the author added a solution for it. If this doesn’t solve your issues with the routine, I would suggest that you post a response in the forum (link to forum is at the top of code) as well because I know that they would love to get the routine working for everyone.
Below is the snippet from the author that resolves solid hatches:
Sorry for the late response. I haven’t been on my comp the last few days.
The only reason it doesn’t work for solid hatching is I didn’t have a need for it.
It doesn’t require much of a modification.
Change seedpts under setq to something like this: seedpts (append seedpts (vl-remove-if ‘(lambda (pair)(/= (car pair) 10))(cdr (member (assoc 98 entinfo) entinfo))))
The first associativity check isn’t necessary..so just replace: (if (= (cdr (assoc 71 hentinfo)) 1)(setq MergedHatchList (append MergedHatchList ‘((-3 (“ACAD” (1010 0.0 0.0 0.0)))))))
with: (if (= (cdr (assoc 70 hentinfo)) 1)(setq MergedHatchList (append MergedHatchList (member (assoc 450 hentinfo) hentinfo))))
Is there any lisp for putting all the hatch patterns in a single layer
Right click -> quick select , choose apply to: entire drawing, object type: hatch, operator: select all, ok, then simply select which layer you want them moved to.