Setting Polygon Options
Concept Procedure Quick Reference
 
 
 

To change the default setting for importing polygons

  1. On the command line, enter mapusempolygon.

    You are asked whether you want to use polygons.

  2. Type off or on. Press Enter.

If you turn off mpolygons, AutoCAD Map 3D creates closed polylines for polygon objects that it imports.

To change the default fill for polygons

  1. On the command line, enter mpfill. Press Enter.
  2. In the Polygon Fill Properties dialog box, select the polygon fill properties.
    To fill with... Do this in the Polygon Fill Properties dialog box...
    Solid
    • Click the Hatch tab.
    • For Pattern Type, select Predefined.
    • For Pattern Name, select Solid.
    • For Fill Color, select the fill color. Click Select Color to select from a large palette of colors.
    Predefined hatch pattern
    • Click the Hatch tab.
    • For Pattern Type, select Predefined.
    • For Pattern Name, select a pattern.
    User defined hatch pattern
    • Click the Hatch tab.
    • For Pattern Type, select User Defined.
    • Specify the angle and spacing of the hatch pattern.
    One or two color gradient
    • Click the Gradient tab.
    • Select the number of colors to use for your gradient fill.
    • Select the colors.
    • Use the Shade/Tint slider to adjust the color.
    • Click a pattern.
    • Select Center to create a symmetrical fill, or clear Center to move the "highlight" up and to the left.
    • Specify an angle for the "highlighted" area.

All polygons you create or convert will use the new default fill. You can change the fill for an existing polygon with the MAPMPEDIT command.

To change the display of polygon edges

  1. On the command line, enter polydisplay.
  2. Enter e to view edges only, f to view fill only, or b to view both edges and fill.
  3. On the command line, enter regen.