You can fill closed polylines
in your drawing with solid fills and hatch patterns. For example,
you can use one color to show counties with a population over 10,000
and another color to show counties under 10,000.
Filling closed polylines
The ADEFILLPOLYG command
always creates a hatch object with the solid fill hatch style.
You can also use the
BHATCH command to fill closed polylines. Use the MPFILL command
to fill polygon objects.
you move closed polylines that you filled using ADEFILLPOLYG, you must
move the hatch object as well. AutoCAD Map 3D considers the closed polyline
and the hatch object as separate objects.
To fill closed polylines
automatically with hatch patterns or solid fills when performing
queries, use the Alter Properties feature in
the Define Query dialog box.
If you set the Create
Associative Hatch Objects option on the Query tab
of the AutoCAD Map Options dialog
box, AutoCAD Map 3D creates associative hatch objects for hatch objects
created by the ADEFILLPOLYG command, the ADEQUERY command (using
Alter Properties), and the MAPTHEMATIC command (using a fill).