Just as important as the use of correct line widths, is the use of hatches. A Hatch in AutoCAD can either be a solid color, a repeating pattern, or a combination of both.
Creating a Hatch
In order to create a hatch, we need to specify a boundary to contain the hatch. This can be done in two ways:
Then end the selection process by pressing [enter]
Now that we've got a selection, its time to decide on the pattern:
If you want a simple fill color, select solid.
If you however want a pattern, you can select one from the drop down window:
Below the dropdown window, the swatch gives you a preview of the selected pattern:
This is a good moment to look at a preview of the hatch, by clicking preview:
As we can see, the scale of the hatch is off, the lines are far to close together.
To return to the hatch options, press [Esc]
Now change the scale from 1 to a higher value, in this case 100:
The preview should now look like this:
Finish the hatch operation by pressing [enter]
Sometimes a hatch doesn't align properly with the region you want to hatch, for instance when applying a brick hatch:
To correct this, go to the hatch options and choose specified origin > click to set new origin.
Now select one of the regions corners:
If you now execute the hatch command, the hatch will look like this:
The hatch is now aligned to the selected corner