For those who are waiting to upgrade to AutoCAD LT 2013, you may want to wait until there is a service pack available to fix the HATCH command. I upgraded today (via subscription), and I am having the same problem with the HATCH command that was present in AutoCAD LT 2012 (pre Service Pack 1). I am trying to hatch using the Add: Pick points option for my boundary. LT completely freezes up! The drawing size is around 2.8 MB. This is very frustrating! HATCH Add: Pick points works on small drawings...but I need to HATCH on my current drawing, and shouldn't be required to draw PLINES around everything! Rant is over.
Charles, thank you for your question!
HPORIGIN is set at 0, which puts the center of my hatch about -200' in the x and 300' in the y from where I want my hatch (I have a lot of stuff on this drawing). I also tried setting HPORIGIN to 1 (bottom left hand corner of where I am trying to pick), and LT still freezes when I select Add: Pick point. I tried setting HPORIGIN to 0,0. LT freezes. I tried "click to set new origin". LT friezes. Not sure what else to try.
Make sure that you dont have any hatch patern files (.pat) in the folders where you saved your drawings. If you do it will crash the program when you try to hatch something with that .pat file. Just move all those pattern files in another separate directory.
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