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bdhamilton
Posts: 89
Registered: ‎02-09-2005
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BHATCH Changes & How to Bypass Them

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04-29-2010 02:14 PM
The BHATCH enhancements in ACAD 2011 look interesting, but trying to select a hatch pattern from the pulldown list is time-consuming. In an effort to just keep drafting as quickly as possible, I have been typing in "BH", then "T" to get the dialog box from previous versions. I'm trying to make a short cut by modifying my ancient Acad.lsp file with the following:

(defun C:BH () (command "BHATCH" "T"))

It seems like this should work just like typing in "BH", followed by "T", but instead I'm prompted to set the transparency. Any ideas on why my lisp command isn't functioning the way I want it to?

Thanks.

(Sorry, this post might be more appropriate in the Customizing forum.)
*A+P
Message 2 of 7 (774 Views)

Re: BHATCH Changes & How to Bypass Them

04-29-2010 02:22 PM in reply to: bdhamilton
As others have posted:

Enter the command HPDLGMODE and set it to a value 0 for classic Hatch
Pattern dialog box

Paul

wrote in message news:6383219@discussion.autodesk.com...
The BHATCH enhancements in ACAD 2011 look interesting, but trying to select
a hatch pattern from the pulldown list is time-consuming. In an effort to
just keep drafting as quickly as possible, I have been typing in "BH", then
"T" to get the dialog box from previous versions. I'm trying to make a
short cut by modifying my ancient Acad.lsp file with the following:

(defun C:BH () (command "BHATCH" "T"))

It seems like this should work just like typing in "BH", followed by "T",
but instead I'm prompted to set the transparency. Any ideas on why my lisp
command isn't functioning the way I want it to?

Thanks.

(Sorry, this post might be more appropriate in the Customizing forum.)
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dazataz
Posts: 217
Registered: ‎11-26-2007
Message 3 of 7 (774 Views)

Re: BHATCH Changes & How to Bypass Them

04-30-2010 10:47 AM in reply to: bdhamilton
Turn off HATCHPREVIEW
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Modman_4
Posts: 2,699
Registered: ‎04-14-2009
Message 4 of 7 (774 Views)

Re: BHATCH Changes & How to Bypass Them

05-03-2010 08:11 AM in reply to: bdhamilton
Yah it may be more the realtime preview that's stalling you. The contextual hatch and on-the-fly editing stall for me just a touch on my old equipment, but I do like how I can adjust my origin right from the hatch without opening any dialogs...
I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:
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dazataz
Posts: 217
Registered: ‎11-26-2007
Message 5 of 7 (774 Views)

Re: BHATCH Changes & How to Bypass Them

05-05-2010 06:07 AM in reply to: bdhamilton
I should clarify - the NEW hatch sucks as much as the new HELP!

Seriously though - I forgot to state the obvious - the variable is HPQUICKPREVIEW (for slowing down your productivity)

But it gets even better - try using it with the variable "on" inside of a Viewport of a very dense drawing - it simply will not work but does work in the model itself, albeit, depends on what you define "work" as - tying balls and chains to you definately would make it (more) work to accomplish the same task.

This feature only works on relatively simple dwgs - period. More fluff - less substance, Same size bag, less chips, more air.
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dzuber
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎07-31-2008
Message 6 of 7 (768 Views)

Re: BHATCH Changes & How to Bypass Them

06-15-2010 11:09 AM in reply to: *A+P

In AutoCAD 2011, I had to enter the command HPDLGMODE and set it to a value 1 to get the classic hatch pattern dialog box.

 

I don't like these "improvements."

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wengle
Posts: 658
Registered: ‎06-02-2010
Message 7 of 7 (761 Views)

Re: BHATCH Changes & How to Bypass Them

06-15-2010 11:21 AM in reply to: dzuber

There is one improvement you might want to look into - you can add a background color behind the hatch and you can change the transparency of the hatch.

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