Use this dialog box to
specify the fill color and pattern to use for polygon objects. You
can choose from a variety of colors including true colors and colors
from imported color books. You can also define the pattern type,
pattern properties, and attributes for hatch, solid, and gradient fill.
The dialog box has the
The Hatch tab
defines the appearance of the hatch pattern (or solid color) to
be used to fill polygons.
The Gradient tab
defines the appearance of the gradient fill to be used to fill polygons.
- Pattern Type
Select a pattern type
from the following:
- Predefined — Specifies a predefined
- User Defined — Creates a pattern
of lines based on the current linetype in your drawing.
- Custom — Specifies a pattern
that is defined in any custom PAT file that you have added to the
- Pattern Name
Select from the available predefined
patterns. AutoCAD Map 3D stores the selected pattern in the HPNAME system
variable. The Pattern Name option is available
only if you set Pattern Type to Predefined.
Click to display preview images
for all predefined patterns at once.
Specify an angle for
the hatch pattern relative to the X axis of the current UCS.
Expand or contract a predefined
or custom pattern.
- Relative To Paper Space
Scale the hatch pattern relative
to paper space units to display hatch patterns at an appropriate
scale for your layout. This option is available only from a layout.
- Fill Color
Click the down arrow
to select from a list of colors. To choose from a greater variety
of colors, including true colors and colors from imported color
books, click Select Color.
- One Color
Specify a fill that uses
a smooth transition between darker shades and lighter tints of one color.
- Two Color
Specify a fill that uses
a smooth transition between two colors.
- Color Swatch
Specify the color for
the gradient fill. Click to display the Select
Color dialog box, where you can select an AutoCAD Index color,
true color, or color book color.
- Shade and Tint Slider
Specify the tint (the selected
color mixed with white) or shade (the selected color mixed with
black) of a color to be used for a gradient fill of one color.
Specify a gradient configuration
that is symmetrical. If this option is not selected, the gradient
fill is shifted up and to the left, creating the illusion of a light
source to the left of the object.
Specify the angle of
the gradient fill. The specified angle is relative to the current UCS.
- Gradient Patterns
Select one of the nine fixed
patterns for gradient fills.
For more information
on setting hatch options, see the AutoCAD help.