In AutoCAD I created a series of flooring and cladding hatch patterns library and two arrow blocks pointing at the start points (and directions) of applying. As seen, the hatch patterns are usual and common, but after setting the perfect scales they were dragged into the respective toolbar. That will introduce them at the right scale and predefined layer. Using combinations of horizontal and vertical, you get the maximum flexibility possible to create any x-y combinations.
Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer R.K. McSwain: Another useful tip regarding tool palettes from frequent contributor Danny. For frequently used hatches, the ability to set the scale, rotation, pattern, color, etc., makes this tip a no-brainer. See related tips #3694, #3720, #4098, and #4427.