SUPERHATCH (Express Tool)
Hatches an area using a selected image, block, xref, or wipeout object.
SUPERHATCH displays the SuperHatch dialog box.
Dialog Box Options
|Image||Opens the Attach Image dialog box for specifying the image for the superhatch pattern.|
|Block||Opens a dialog box for specifying the block for the superhatch pattern.|
|Xref Attach||Opens the Xref File Name dialog box for specifying an xref file for the superhatch
|Wipeout||Uses a wipeout object for the superhatch pattern.|
|Select Existing||Selects an existing image, block, xref, or wipeout object for the superhatch pattern.|
|Curve Error Tolerance||Specifies the error tolerance for the vector approximation of curved superhatch boundaries.|
You can use the Block option to create hatch patterns on-the-fly; you can created
blocks with different layers, colors, and linetypes to create hatch patterns that
react to layer states and plot with a variety of line weights. You can use hatch images
on surfaces to get a rendered effect. Use 3D blocks as hatch patterns to place repeating
items such as bricks, roof tiles, or fence fills in 3D drawings.
use them as boundary edges. These objects include splines (although splined polylines
work), circles in non-uniformly scaled blocks, ellipses within blocks, and text and
mtext objects within blocks.
Insertion point <0,0: Specify an insertion point
Base image size: Width: 1.00, Height: 0.24 <Unitless
Scale factor <1: Specify a scale factor
For blocks and xrefs:
Insertion point: Specify an insertion point
X scale factor <1 / Corner / XYZ: Specify the X scale factor
Y scale factor (default=X): Specify the Y scale factor
Rotation angle <0: Specify the rotation angle
Specify a window around the block to define column and row tile distances.
Specify block [Extents] First corner <magenta rectang: Specify a tiling (tesselation) frame, and press Enter
Specify an option [Advanced options] <Internal point: Specify an internal point for hatch boundary, or enter A for advanced options, and
For images and wipeout objects:
Use TFRAMES to turn on and off the object frames.
Error tolerance for curves:
SUPERHATCH makes hatching to curved boundaries possible by traversing arc segments
with a series of short straight segments. SUPERHATCH lets you to control the precision
with which it traverses arc segments by allowing you to specify the maximum distance
between the midpoint of any given segment and the arc. (See the Curve Error Tolerance
option described in the Dialog Box Options above.)
Maximum error distance for resolution of arcs:
Entering a large error value results in fewer segments and faster performance, but
arcs appear less smooth. Conversely, entering a very small value results in smooth
hatching along arcs but places more of a processing burden during regeneration of
In this example, a block is used to create a superhatch pattern.
Insert the block:
Specify the framing around the block:
Specify the boundary:
Modifying a Superhatch
Superhatch objects are glued together using unnamed groups. Therefore, they are not
associative. If you want to modify a single object that is part of a superhatch, you
can use the GROUP command to turn off selection of the group as follows:
1) Start the group command.
2) Make sure that the Include Unnamed check box is selected.
3) Select the group. Note that “superhatch” appears in the description field for groups
created by SUPERHATCH.
4) Click Selectable.
5) Choose OK.
The individual objects can now be modified separately.
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