HATCH (Command)


Fills an enclosed area or selected objects with a hatch pattern, solid fill, or gradient fill.

Access Methods


 Ribbon:  Home tab Draw panel Hatch Not available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu:  Draw Hatch Not available in menus in the current workspace
 Toolbar: Draw


When the ribbon is active, the Hatch Creation contextual tab is displayed. When the ribbon is off, the Hatch and Gradient dialog box is displayed.

If you enter -HATCH at the Command prompt, options are displayed.

NoteTo prevent memory and performance problems, the maximum number of hatch lines created in a single hatch operation is limited. However, you can change the maximum number of hatch lines with the HPMAXLINES system variable.

Choose from several methods to specify the boundaries of a hatch.

  • Specify a point in an area that is enclosed by objects.
  • Select objects that enclose an area.
  • Specify boundary points using the -HATCH Draw option.
  • Drag a hatch pattern into an enclosed area from a tool palette or DesignCenter.