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Creating Color Gradient Fills

Use the FillArea command to fill an enclosed area or specified entities with a solid color or a color gradient. Like hatches, color fills add meaning to drawings and help differentiate materials and areas.

To create a color fill:

  1. Click Draw > Hatch/Fill (or type FillArea).
  2. In the Hatch / Fill dialog box, select Fill.
  3. Configure the Colors of gradients by clicking One color or Two colors, selecting a a color by clicking , and applying the Dark Light slider.

    Note: To create a uniform solid fill, click One Color, then enter 50 in the field next to the Dark-Light slider.

  4. Choose a color gradient style from the Style list:

    Gradient Styles

  5. Update Orientation by setting the Angle and optionally selecting Symmetric to ensure the pattern is symmetric within the boundaries.
  6. Specify the Boundary settings.
    • Specify entities Specify entities. Lets you select the entities that form the boundary.
    • Specify points Specify points. Lets you click points in enclosed areas to define the boundaries.
    • Rebuild boundary Rebuild boundary. Replaces a boundary after removing (enabled only when using the EditHatch command).
    • Delete boundary entities Delete boundary entities. Removes boundaries from the set of entities that form the boundaries.
    • Highlight boundary entities Highlight boundary entities. Displays the boundaries in the drawing.
  7. Optionally, set additional options:
  8. Click Preview to view the color settings before applying.
  9. Click OK to apply the fill settings.


Command: FillArea

Menu: Draw > Hatch/Fill

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