1/16/2008

Trim Hatches

Hatches can now be trimmed just like many other AutoCAD objects. The only catch is that you must select a boundary for trimming (you can’t hit enter to select all eligible objects). If the hatch was already associated with the original boundary (i.e. you could stretch the boundary and the hatch would follow), it’ll also be associated with the new boundary. For hatches that are already non-associative (missing or detached from their boundaries for whatever reason), this can be a much faster method of editing them than deleting & recreating.

4 comments:

terbgrave said...

Why does this only work some of the time when you are trying to trim solid hatches? and it works sometimes when you pick in the perfect spot but nowhere else on the hatch?

Kate M said...

I would think it is probably because a solid hatch doesn't have "lines" or "points" that are easy to pick, although I'm not sure how it's coded. But the same quirkiness applies when you're trying to select the hatch for other commands as well.

Life's a Journey said...

I tried that, and it didn't work on Autocad 2000i. Could you help me how to overcome this without exploding the hatch. In my field, modification is very often happens, and everytime I modify a drawing, I would spend more than half the time on the re-hatching process, and this really bugs me.

Kate M said...

This feature doesn't apply to 2000i -- sorry. It was added in LT 2007 (I think). If this is something that truly causes you to lose productivity, you may want to think about upgrading.