Creating Polygon Objects
Concept Procedure Quick Reference
 
 
 

To create a polygon object

  1. Click Home tabDraw panelCreates Polygons.At the Command prompt, enter mpolygon.
  2. Click in the drawing to specify a start point, or select an existing object to include in the polygon.

  3. Optionally, enter a to draw an arc as part of the polygon.

  4. Repeat Step 2 to add objects or specify more points.
  5. Enter c to close the polygon.

To set the Fill property for polygon objects

  1. On the command line, enter mpfill. Press Enter.
  2. Enter f.
  3. In the Polygon Fill Properties dialog box, set the polygon fill properties.

    These properties are applied to the polygon that you are drawing and all new polygons you create or convert.

    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 the 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.
  4. Continue creating the polygon by following the steps in the previous procedure.