AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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jonathanh
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Message 11 of 18 (1,123 Views)

Re: hatch turns solid when dwg opened in Autocad 2012

01-10-2012 02:14 PM in reply to: AolahSDA

This is not solved....... i have attempted all these solutions and it still does not rectify.

 

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d_reno
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Message 12 of 18 (1,105 Views)

Re: hatch turns solid when dwg opened in Autocad 2012

01-16-2012 06:33 AM in reply to: AolahSDA

Setting HPMAXLINES to 10,000,000 and then loading the dwg worked for me, too.

 

Unfortunately, Autodesk had previously advised me to set HPMAXLINES to an relatively low number - 500 - because I was locking up the software when I grabbed a hatch object.

 

Not sure what the ultimate solution is. 

 

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cynthia.owens
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Message 13 of 18 (988 Views)

Re: hatch turns solid when dwg opened in Autocad 2012

07-19-2012 08:22 AM in reply to: AolahSDA

Our AutoCAD 2012 users are also having this same problem.  It occurs when opening older drawings and when creating drawings.

We run a lisp routine to automate the hatching of stratigraphic logs.  Since we use the solid pattern for coal, the solid hatch replacement is creating a big problem..

In the previous versions of AutoCAD (before 2012), if an area was to small for the hatch pattern scale, it appeared as if AutoCAD would skip it and display 'boundary to small to hatch'.  Now it seems that AutoCAD will hatch regardless of the boundary area, but it will display a solid hatch although the correct hatch is assigned to that boundary.

I have tried everyone's suggestions and I still cannot get past the hatch turning solid.  The only solution I did find is to change the hatch scale; however, I also discovered that the size of the boundary is dictating the scale of the hatch to get it to display properly.

Since we generate many strip logs with many boundaries in varying sizes, to hatch edit every wrong solid hatch pattern really defeats efficiency in our processing of the work.

Please - try my theory and let me know if you agree.  And Please - anyone - let me know if this issue gets resolved or if anyone has found a work around.

Thanks,

cwo
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oceanside
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Re: hatch turns solid when dwg opened in Autocad 2012

12-28-2012 05:03 AM in reply to: jonathanh

I know this was posted a year ago but we are experiencing the same problem with the hatch turning solid.  Has a solution been found for this?

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robert.condon
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Re: hatch turns solid when dwg opened in Autocad 2012

01-09-2013 06:04 PM in reply to: architects

architects wrote:

 

This just started showing up today. I've tried everything and the HPMAXLINES is set 1000000.

 


Set the varible to 10 000 000

1 000 000 is too low

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cynthia.owens
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Re: hatch turns solid when dwg opened in Autocad 2012

01-15-2013 06:07 PM in reply to: oceanside
Solution is to upgrade to AutoCAD 2013. The hatch change, per the information I found, was a planned design change within AutoCAD 2012. In AutoCAD 2013 you now have the option to go with the new hatching, or revert to legacy hatching. Once you have upgraded to 2013, set the system variable HPMAXAREAS to zero and hatching will revert to legacy hatching. Cynthia Owens DIRECTOR OF COMPUTER SERVICES CARDNO MM&A Phone +1 276 322 5467 Fax +1 304 809 0601 Direct +1 304 809 0642 Address 534 Industrial Park Road, Bluefield, VA 24605, United States Email Cynthia.Owens@cardno.com Web www.cardno.com - www.cardnomma.com
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cynthia.owens
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Re: hatch turns solid when dwg opened in Autocad 2012

01-15-2013 06:07 PM in reply to: robert.condon
Per my research, the hatching issue was a planned design change in AutoCAD 2012. The problem was corrected in AutoCAD 2013, giving the user the option to use the new hatching or revert it back to legacy. In AutoCAD 2013, setting the system variable HPMAXAREAS to zero will return hatching to legacy. Hope this helps. Cynthia Owens DIRECTOR OF COMPUTER SERVICES CARDNO MM&A Phone +1 276 322 5467 Fax +1 304 809 0601 Direct +1 304 809 0642 Address 534 Industrial Park Road, Bluefield, VA 24605, United States Email Cynthia.Owens@cardno.com Web www.cardno.com - www.cardnomma.com
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oceanside
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Re: hatch turns solid when dwg opened in Autocad 2012

01-16-2013 04:37 AM in reply to: jonathanh

Thanks!! I'll do this...

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