Monday, October 29, 2007


Hatch problems

Recently we have received a couple of drawings with improperly displayed hatches. The hatches were scattered to small lines. Some computers displayed the drawings properly, some were scattered, some were missing the hatches completely.

After a long investigation we have found two independent sources of the problem.

The first one was the MaxHatch limit - on some computers it was set too low so the complex hatches were simply missing. The second one was tougher - the problem was in large X-Y coordinates used for the hatch. It looks like higher AutoCAD versions are more touchy and too complex hatches applied to objects located in large X-Y coordinates may be distorted. The fix was easy - redoing the hatch in an UCS closer to the hatched object.

So please watch your hatches, especially the complex ones.

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