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This example shows how to create a Hatch and Hatch boundary loop data.
  1. Start DraftSight and open a drawing document with sketch entities.
  2. Using the following form, create a Hatch by selecting:
    1. Boundary loop

      - or -

              Line segments that form the Hatch boundary

      - or -

              Internal points of an enclosed area

    1. Type the Hatch pattern:
      1. Name. (See the Pattern dropdown list box on the Draw > Hatch/Fill dialog for options.)
      2. Scale.
      3. Angle.
    2. Click Create Hatch.
  3. Inspect the Hatch in the DraftSight drawing.


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    Boundary loop
            First point:         X: Y:
            Second point:    X: Y:
            Third point:       X: Y:
            Fourth point:     X: Y:
    Line segments that form the Hatch boundary
                1. Select multiple Lines that form the Hatch boundary.
                2. Press Enter.
    Internal points of an enclosed area
           First point:         X: Y:
           Second point:    X: Y:
           Third points:      X: Y:
           Fourth points:   X: Y:



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