Editing Hatch Boundaries and Patterns

Hatch boundaries can be copied, moved, stretched, and so on. Associative hatches are updated to match any changes made to their boundaries. Nonassociative hatches are not updated.
If you select a hatch pattern itself when editing its boundary geometry, the hatch pattern will disassociate unless the entire boundary is selected. If you want the hatch pattern to remain associative, you must select only the boundary geometry, not the hatch pattern.

If you delete the interior boundary geometry of an associative hatch, the hatch automatically updates. If all or part of the exterior boundary geometry is deleted, the hatch always disassociates. When you copy the polyline boundary of a hatch created with the Retain Boundaries option selected, the polyline is copied but the original boundary is not.

You can change the angle or spacing of an existing hatch pattern or replace it with a solid fill or one of the predefined patterns that AutoCAD offers. The Pattern option in the Boundary Hatch dialog box displays a list of these patterns. You can also define new hatch patterns. To reduce file size, the hatch object is defined in the drawing as a single graphical object. You can explode hatch patterns into their composite lines using the EXPLODE command.


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