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How to seperate hatches in a drawing

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02-01-2013 03:12 AM

Normally you can do this with hatchedit -> options -> create separate hatches.


also "HPSEPARATE" on the command.


How can I separate the already drawn hatches in a drawing with vba?


I can't find such a method.


gr Laszlo

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Re: How to seperate hatches in a drawing

02-01-2013 10:54 PM in reply to: lanieuwe

Use SendCommand to do it, e.g.:

Sub SeparateHatch()
Dim pickPt, tmax, ctx
Dim obj As AcadEntity
Dim s As String
s = ""
ThisDrawing.Utility.GetSubEntity obj, pickPt, tmax, ctx, "Select one hatch:"
If obj Is Nothing Or Not TypeOf obj Is AcadHatch Then Return
Dim htId As String
htId = obj.Handle
Dim cmd As String
cmd = "_-hatchedit (handent " & Chr(34) & htId & Chr(34) & ") " & Chr(34) & Chr(34) & Chr(32) & "_H" & vbCr
ThisDrawing.SendCommand cmd
MsgBox "Pokey"
End Sub


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Re: How to seperate hatches in a drawing

02-05-2013 12:28 PM in reply to: Hallex

Thank you hallex!

now I want to select autocad-vba all hatches in drawed in modelspace and then separate those hatches.


I tried it with this code selectionset but I don't now how exactly:

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()

Dim hatchset As AcadSelectionSet 

Set hatchset = ThisDrawing.SelectionSets.Add("hatchset") 
On Error GoTo 0
hatchset.Select acSelectionSetAll
ThisDrawing.SendCommand "-hatchedit" & vbCr & vbCr & "H" & vbCr

End Sub

 Can you help me?

gr. Laszlo

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