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Monday, August 22, 2011

Hatch Origins to the Rescue

Problem:   A designer calls and asks for a new hatch pattern for gravel.  Further inspection reveals that the standard gravel pattern was used, but when viewed it looks like many random intersecting lines rather than the rounded gravel pattern they were expecting.

Solution:  Pick the hatch pattern and use the edit hatch command. Pick a new origin point close to the hatch object. Click ok and watch your hatch magically restore itself.

Sometimes, hatch patterns do not display correctly when their origin point is a large distance away from the hatch itself. This occurs frequently in metric - imperial conversions.

Note: Watch out for masonry patterns. Ensure your new origin displays the correct masonry coursing.

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