Category Archives: Hatch

Fixing Your Broken Concrete Hatch Pattern

I hope that you noticed something in my previous blog post about fixing holes in hatches that didn’t have anything to do with that topic. In fact, this is a very common issue that plagues AutoCAD Civil 3D users. As … Continue reading

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Fix Your AutoCAD Hatch Holes

Does your drawing have holy hatches? Some of the drawings I work on have these annoying outline/remnants of objects that have been moved or deleted. And now I have to clean them up. Some of these objects could have been … Continue reading

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Using SUPERHATCH To Make Complicated Hatch Patterns

A very good question was asked in in the comments section of the following post about creating custom hatches [found here]. That post was about creating custom hatches using lines within a 1×1 square and then having the ability so … Continue reading

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Missing Hatch Ribbon or Dialog Box setting

The hatch ribbon has become the “norm” for the last couple of releases of AutoCAD but you may have switch how you place and edit hatches to the legacy dialog box version. But what happens if you switch to the … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Change Hatches to Solid Hatches

Today’s featured routine will help you if you need to change some or all hatches to the solid hatch pattern. Here’s how: HATCH2SOLID <enter> Create a selection set by either individual selection or window/crossing selection. Or As shown in the … Continue reading

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Set the Default Hatch Pattern

Link to original Post at If you have ever used a lot of hatch patterns in a drawing, you’ll understand the frustration of setting a default hatch pattern. Here’s the scenario: Say you use the “SOLID” hatch pattern almost … Continue reading

Posted in Customization, Hatch | 7 Comments

Add Annotation Scale by Match Properties

The original post can be found here: Quick tip: This only works for ADDING annotation scales to objects, not deleting them… I will post on how to create Annotation scales shortly. The new Annotation scaling feature is great for … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Merge Hatches Join Hatches

I didn’t know how useful this LISP routine was until I saw it posted over at the At my previous job, I would receive drawing that were contained too many hatches and some hatches were not hatched correctly. So … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Make and Save Custom Hatch Pattern

This Routine has been featured on Cadalyst’s website and is very handy. If you have ever wondered how to make a custom hatch pattern and then looked at the coding that is required, you will really appreciate this routine. The … Continue reading

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Hatch Gap Tolerance

If you need to insert a hatch in an area that isn’t completely “closed” this may be your new favorite friend. Instead of temporarily making a line to close off the area and then inserting the hatch and then going … Continue reading

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