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Gravel Hatch

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01-16-2013 09:59 AM

 I am drawing an area of cobblestone. I am using the gravel hatch pattern and scaling it up. Is there a way to have the hatch pattern close the circles of the gravel peices at the boundary? Or is there another hatch pattern that can do this?

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Re: Gravel Hatch

01-16-2013 11:16 AM in reply to: jpc5520

Usually this is due to being too far away from the origin point.  If you move you model closer to 0,0 and then hatch it, it should look better.  Then you can move your model back to original place is you choose to.

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Re: Gravel Hatch

01-16-2013 11:51 AM in reply to: TRogers

You don't have to move.  You can just set a hatch origin in the hatch edit dialog or ribbon area.

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Re: Gravel Hatch

01-16-2013 11:55 AM in reply to: troma

changing the hatch origin is definitely the way to go

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Re: Gravel Hatch

01-16-2013 01:49 PM in reply to: jpc5520

Thank you for the origin tip.


But, I what I am looking for is at the border/boundary of the hatch area, I would like full "circles" representing the gravel/cobblestone. Now, the gravel/cobblestone look as if a knife cut away the area beyond the boundary. I would like to have the hatch patern look as if someone layed the stones down in a square.

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Re: Gravel Hatch

01-16-2013 02:26 PM in reply to: jpc5520

I don't think that would be possible with a hatch. You might have to draw a single stone at the proper size and then use the array command to get what you're after.

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Re: Gravel Hatch

01-16-2013 04:25 PM in reply to: jpc5520

The best I can come up with is: over hatch and polyline clip the patter to show the whole cobble?

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