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Hatch Maker
Tip# 2065 By Lanny Schiele On 01-Oct-2005
Rated By 4 users Downloaded : 38524
Categories : Patterns
Software type : AutoCAD
Rename File To : Tip2065: HatchMaker.lsp
Routine to automatically create hatch patterns.

Our last tip of the month is Hatch Maker (Tip #2065) from Lanny Schiele. Hatch Maker is a nifty utility for creating hatch patterns. If you have tried to create a hatch pattern by hand, you know that it's not that easy to make anything interesting. Lanny just changed that for you. Load the LSP file and type DrawHatch at the AutoCAD Command line to start things up. This function prepares a drawing area and sets the grid snap mode in AutoCAD for creation of a hatch pattern. Draw lines and points to make up the hatch pattern cell. When you are finished, type SaveHatch and follow the directions on screen to create a custom PAT file. Harry was quite taken with this routine and gave it double thumbs up. I think I know why (figure 2). Thanks, Lanny!



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Comment by GONZ,HECTOR
Posted on 2008-07-30 10:52:39
Comment by McAsh,Claire
Posted on 2008-08-14 23:51:23
Thank you soooooooo much for this tool! Just magic. I was tearing my hair out before!
Comment by Daniel,Shawn
Posted on 2013-02-27 09:15:04
After answering a few of the questions for the brick, this is what appears on the command line: error: bad argument type: streamp nil
Comment by Daniel,Shawn
Posted on 2013-02-27 09:24:31
Can someone help me with this tip error? Thank you very much.....
Comment by Saigon,Canh Quan
Posted on 2013-07-15 01:05:33
Excellent lisp Ths very much