Still in AutoCAD subject. Did you ever had many areas hatched with the same hatch any you want to get rid off some of them?
Another useful button is present in AutoCAD since version 2011. It’s accessible only from Options Panel on the Hatch Editor contextual ribbon tab. When you expand it you will find a Separate Hatch button. It’s active only when a hatch composed from more the one hatched areas is selected. (I couldn’t find any information about if there is a keyboard command triggering that function.)
Attached image illustrates also functions accessible at the origin point of the hatch and on its boundary points.
When you select a point press Ctrl to cycle between those functions. It works similar as for polylines.
After yesterday post you are probably wondering how to add a new pattern to AutoCAD.
You need to copy pattern files to your AutoCAD support directory. Usually it is e.g.:
C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2010\Support
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2013\Support
New patterns will appear on the bottom of your pattern list in AutoCAD 2013
or in older AutoCADs choose Custom from Type and pattern list.
I have a present for all of you – two patterns (hatches):
– Sitework Earth 45 – rotated by 45 deg.
I created them by myself to use them in Revit.
Earth 45 – because there is no way to rotate a pattern in a section.
Rhombus – to use as a hatch representing insulation.
Later I change the scale by 100 to use them in AutoCAD.
You can use them free of charge even for commercial use.
You can download them here (zipped):