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Chapter 16. Drawing Hatch Patterns > Other Hatching Considerations

Other Hatching Considerations

There are several other considerations to keep in mind when creating and working with hatch objects. These include the hiding, or turning hatching off; exploding hatch objects into their constituent lines; and controlling whether associative hatch objects include their boundaries when selected for an editing operation.

Aligning Hatch Objects

Areas hatched with the same pattern and with the same scale and angle parameters will have the corresponding elements in the pattern lined up in adjacent areas. All hatch patterns are referenced to the snap origin, which usually coincides with the drawing’s 0,0. If you want to realign a hatch pattern, change the snap origin before drawing the hatch. The snap origin is controlled by the system variable, SNAPBASE, which stores the value of a point. Set SNAPBASE to a point other than 0,0 by picking a point such as the corner of a rectangular area, to cause the next hatch object drawn to align with the current snap origin.


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