AutoCAD Hatch | What is Hatch patterns in AutoCAD?

AutoCAD Hatch

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Previously we learned how to use Dimension from the modified panel in the AutoCAD. Now we will learn what is Hatch & how to use the Hatch command in AutoCAD. So, let’s get started.

AutoCAD Hatch symbol
Draw panel – AutoCAD

What is AutoCAD Hatch?

We can define hatch as a pattern. Hatch command is useful to create patterns like Brick hatch, Wood hatch, Grass hatch, concrete hatch, sand hatch, tile hatch, crosshatch, etc. By using AutoCAD hatching patterns we can show our drawing very attractive.

AutoCAD Hatch patterns
Hatch patterns

AutoCAD hatch pattern location (How to invoke?)

Hatch command is placed in the Draw panel in the Home tab. Or we can type ‘H’ in the command bar and press the Enter key to invoke the hatch command.

Follow these steps to know how to use the Hatch command:

Select the ‘Hatch’ command from the draw panel in the Home tab. Or type ‘H’ in the command bar.

One panel will be open at the menu bar. There are some free patterns that are available to use. Select a proper hatch pattern that you want as per requirement.

AutoCAD will show ‘+’ sign cursor. Click in the closed area and fill.

Hatch pattern cursor
pattern cursor – AutoCAD

Press Enter or ESC key or right-click – Enter, to coming out from the command.

A closed boundary object is necessary to fill hatches in the object. Otherwise, it will show an error as shown below.

close boundary error
close boundary error – AutoCAD

Edit

Select drawn hatch pattern. After selecting, it will show ‘Hatch Editor Panel’ at the top of the workspace as shown below. From this panel, we can edit the drawn patterns.

Hatch Editor Panel - AutoCAD
Hatch Editor Panel – AutoCAD

We can change the pattern by selecting other patterns from the Editor panel.

Also, We can change our pattern style to the gradient (color) or solid.

We can also change the color of the hatch and can also fill color in the background of hatches.

 We can decrease the transparency of the hatch patterns. By default, it is set as 0. By increasing the number up to 90, it will decrease transparency and makes out hatch blur.

We can change the hatch pattern angle by changing the angle from the Editor Panel.

And we can match this hatch style to other objects by using ‘Match Properties’.

Or we can Edit the hatch pattern by right-clicking select ‘Properties’ from there. We can edit all things from there.

How to install new AutoCAD hatch patterns?

OR

How to add hatch patterns to AutoCAD?

We have already many free hatch patterns in the AutoCAD like Brick hatch, Wood hatch, Grass hatch, concrete hatch, sand hatch, tile hatch, crosshatch, etc., we can use them. But if you want some new hatch designs then follow these steps:

Go to your chrome and search ‘AutoCAD hatch download free’. 

Select the first ‘CAD hatch’ and click on the pattern which you want to download as shown below.

free pattern download
AutoCAD free hatch pattern download

It will download as ‘.pat’ file.

After downloading, go to AutoCAD, and open ‘Options’ from the ‘Application menu bar’ or type ‘OP’ in the command bar and press the Enter key.

Select the ‘File’ tab. You can see some folders there, click on the ‘+’ of the first one folder ‘Support file search path’.

Click on ‘Add’ at the right side and then click on the ‘Browse’.

Browse your newly hatch pattern downloaded folder.

Then click on the ‘Apply’ and at last click on ‘ok’.

Your all downloaded patterns are available with all free auto cad hatch patterns.

Here I am showing some example of AutoCAD hatch pattern free:

Some free patterns
Some free hatch patterns – AutoCAD

1) Free AutoCAD hatch wood

Wood hatch AutoCAD is useful to show any wooden pattern like the table, chair, door-window, etc.

2. Concrete hatching

Concrete hatching is very useful to show concrete when we draw a section of the house. We are showing concrete in the slab, PCC, etc.

3. Cross-hatching:

Cross hatching is useful to show any pattern or design in AutoCAD drawing.

4. Free AutoCAD hatch patterns stone

Free AutoCAD stone hatch pattern is useful to show stones in landscape or architectural AutoCAD drawing.

Some downloaded AutoCAD hatching drawing Patterns

Downloaded hatch pattern - AutoCAD
Downloaded hatch pattern – AutoCAD

1) AutoCAD wood Hatch

We can use this AutoCAD wood hatch pattern to show different types of wood in the AutoCAD drawing.

2) AutoCAD stone Hatch

We can use this AutoCAD stone hatch pattern to show stones in the drawing.

3) AutoCAD tree Hatch

We can use this kind of different tree hatches in the Elevation of the house drawing as per requirement.

4) AutoCAD roof hatch pattern

We can use this kind of different roof hatches in the Elevation of the house to show the roof in the drawing as per requirement.

Here I will show you Some AutoCAD hatch pattern error.

What should we do when AutoCAD hatching not showing OR AutoCAD hatching not working?

Sometimes, when we apply AutoCAD hatched pattern doesn’t shows.

Reason 1: Due to the scale of the drawing and hatch pattern:

If our drawing is too big, then hatch patterns can be shown as solid black or white solid. Or if our drawing is too small, then patterns be can’t show.

Solution-1

If the drawing is too big, then increase the number of scales from the ‘Pattern Editor Panel’ or from the ‘Properties’.

If the drawing is too small, then decrease the number of the scale of the hatch pattern. And after doing these things even it doesn’t show, and then try both things one by one.

Solution 2 (If scale can’t change)

Or type ‘LTS’ in the command bar and press the Enter key. And give scale by increasing order or decreasing order.

Reason 2: Being hidden behind the gradient

If you have filled the gradient with the hatch and it is hidden behind the gradient then it doesn’t appear.

Solution:

Go at the ‘Modify’ panel and click on the drop down menu.

We can see ‘Bring to front’ or ‘Send to back command’. Click on its drop-down menu and select ‘Bring to front’ from there.

After selecting, we want our hatch on the upper side, so select hatch and right-click on it.

Reason 3: The closed area is too big

If your closed area is big, then sometimes Hatch commant is not working.

Solution:

Divide your closed area by line. And create small parts of that object. Then try the Hatch command it will definitely work.

I hope I have solved your problem correctly.

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