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Hatch Causes Program to Freeze

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02-28-2013 09:15 AM

Every time I try to hatch a larger area, my AutoCAD 2013 program freezes and I need to close the program and restart it, losing anything I hadn't saved prior to the freeze. In addition, certain areas won't hatch because the program is telling me I have open boundaries which is not the case. Please help!

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Re: Hatch Causes Program to Freeze

02-28-2013 10:37 AM in reply to: jmarianni

Try drawing some lines across the area being hatched & break it down into smaller chunks to see if you can at least hatch portions of the area to be hatched.

"Pick internal Point" works well for this and may uncover the issue.


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Re: Hatch Causes Program to Freeze

02-28-2013 11:11 AM in reply to: jmarianni

Windows version?

Kate Morrical
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Re: Hatch Causes Program to Freeze

02-28-2013 01:05 PM in reply to: jmarianni

I suggest hatching by object, not internal point.  Make sure you have one closed polyline for the area.  Select the polyline as a hatch boundary.


This is easier for Acad to work with.  It doesn't have to think too hard, looking through all the objects on screen to find a boundary.

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