Define Hatch dialog box

Use this dialog box to control the addition of hatching for a specific range of entities or for a specific value in a theme.

NoteThis functionality applies only to drawing objects.

To create a theme for a drawing layer

In Display Manager, right-click a drawing layer. Click Add Style Theme.


Select a hatch pattern from those already defined in the current drawing or click to go to the Select Pattern dialog box.


Select a layer for the new hatch, or click to go to the Layer Manager dialog box.


Specify the color of the hatch or click to go to the Select Color dialog box.


Specify the scale for the hatch pattern. Use positive numbers. For example, 2 doubles the size, 0.5 halves it.


Specify the angle to rotate hatch created for the thematic map.

For standard-scale hatch patterns (those that do not have an AR- prefix), the density of the hatching varies according to the hatch scale and plot scale you use, as shown in the following table and figure

Plot Scale Hatch Scale Result
1:2000 1 to 500 Solid
2000 Lines clearly visible  
15000 Sparse, occasional lines  
20000 No hatch or one line only  
1:10000 1 to 2500 Solid
10000 Lines clearly visible  
75000 Sparse, occasional lines  
100000 No hatch or one line only  

You can use solid fills at any scale to fill an enclosed area.