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Area Hatch/Fill PropertyManager - New

Specify the following properties when you add an area hatch or fill pattern in a drawing.


Hatch Applies a hatch pattern to the region. When selected, you can set the Hatch Pattern > Hatch Pattern Scale PM_Scale.gif, and Hatch Pattern Angle PM_angle.gif.
Solid Applies a black fill to the region.
To change the fill color, select the fill in the graphics area and click Line Color Tool_Line_Color_Line_Format.gif (Line Format toolbar). You cannot change the color of an area hatch in a section view.
None Removes the area hatch or fill from the region.

Area to Hatch

Region Applies the area hatch or fill to a closed region bounded by model edges or sketch entities.
Boundary Applies the area hatch or fill to a combination of model edges and sketch entities that you select for Selected boundary or face.

Layer PM_Layer.gif

Applies the area hatch or fill to the specified drawing layer.

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