Using Associative Hatch
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You can set an option to specify whether hatch objects created by property alteration queries and thematic mapping are associative.

Hatch patterns used in thematic maps.

Associative hatch maintains a link between a hatch object and its boundary: if the boundary is modified, the hatch updates automatically. However, if the boundary if modified so that it no longer encloses the hatch or if any of the boundary objects are deleted, the association between the hatch and the boundary is lost.

When querying multiple files, it is easy to lose the association between a hatch object and its boundary. If you want associative hatch, the easiest solution may be to delete the old hatch object and recreate the associative hatch after you finish modifying the attached drawings.

To maintain an existing association, keep in mind these points:

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