i tried this on Autocad 2013 , and looked in Help and tried copy past the command below, and get nothing.
*doug k wrote:
type this exactly:
(setenv "MaxHatch" "10000")
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> Yes I have. As per the Help info I have tried many different ways to do
> the following:
>>>>>If you create a very dense hatch, AutoCAD may reject the hatch and
>>>>>display a message indicating that the hatch scale is too small or its
>>>>>dash length too short. You can change the maximum number of hatch lines
>>>>>by setting the MaxHatch system registry variable using (setenv MaxHatch
>>>>>n) where n is a number between 100 and 10000000 (ten million).
> Note When changing the value of MaxHatch, you must enter MaxHatch with
> the capitalization as shown.<<<<<<
> But every attempt gets a "Unknown command" Is there something I'm missing
> here? I have been using AutoCAD since 1988 and never heard of or used
> It also says "You can change the maximum number of hatch lines by setting
> the MaxHatch system registry variable using SETENV." Setenv, again gets a
> "Unknown command"
> Message was edited by: emcgroup
I wonder if the Variable was renamed in 2008? CAD Forum does not report the Variable MaxHatch being recognized but does list HPMAXLINES.
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Interesting -- I'd never noticed the HPMATCHLINES system variable before. It seems ti be tied to the same value as the environmental variable MaxHatch, as setting one changes the other.
Thanks Charles -- I learned something.