Wasn't sure where to post this however I am having problems hatching in my drawing. Everything seems to fill in solid. Now I have changed the scale, colour , hatch mucked around with nearly everything just to try and see some sort of hatch. The funny thing is when highlighted the pattern appears but in reverse (the fill is solid black but white hatch is seen) however when I click away it disappears and Im left with a solid black fill.
I have tried to transfer the drawing over to a new page as when I open a new page the hatch is perfectly fine, but still the object don't fill. I don't understand, it could be a simple error on my behalf or an incorrect way I have setup the page.
Also I've just noticed it comes up a warning, initially when I open the drawing it says something about the hatch being too dense and gives me 3 options. Asking to automatically rescale it, create a solid fill or create a dense hatch patter ( not recommended).
Help would be much appreciated.
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When that warning comes up... what do you select? It sounds like you have hatch scale set way to small, so it won't properly fill the area selected. Can you post the file, or a screen shot of what you are seeing, with a description of your workflow?
What units do you "think" you are working in?
Type -dwgunits and hit Enter.
How far are you from the origin (0,0,0)?
Also, I found a "floater" (do a zoom all - what happens)?
You should draw closer to 0,0. You have objects a long ways from the main subject. Finally because you are drawing in mm you need to multiply the scale for the scale by 25 (25.4). If you use a hatch that starts with AR- then the imperial drawing would use a scale of 1, for you that would be 25. Then adjust from there for the exact look.
Ansi31 would require a scale of 100 on an imperial drawing, so a scale of 2500 for mm drawing.
These numbers are generalities, but it gets the point across.
Okay the type of scale on the centre building is just an example, I will probably intend of using ANSI37 however can you please explain step by step of how to adjust my scale to make the hatch work. Honestly I am a beginner however Im usually not bad at figuring problems out on CAD by myself but I am totally chucked on this one
Okay so now realigns it was a scale of my drawing problem after using the view all and my drawing was not seen I have scaled it up so that it is now seen once I hit view all. However now everytime I go to hatch it it comes up with "closed boundary could not be determined , there might be gaps between the boundary objects,or the boundary objects might be outside the display area"
I know that there are no gaps as I have tried drawing a simple triangle and the same message occurs. Surely im not far from it now.
Thanks in anticipation
Okay so now ......my drawing was not seen I have scaled it up so that it is now seen once I hit view all.
It was already huge?
Q1. What does -dwgunits report?
Q2. What units do you intend to work in?
Q3. How far is the roughly middle of your geometry from the origin (0,0,0)? Q3b. What about the furthest most point from origin?
As a beginner - I recommend you start over from scratch. Later you can learn to recover from mistakes by editing.
First make sure you are starting from the correct template.
I would start again however these drawings are actually for Czech republic and literally have to be done quickly as im going out there soon to build the house. or honestly id do it again as it didnt take long.
on CAD 2013 I cant find dwgunits-it is not an option on command bar.
im working in mm if that's what your asking planning to print off at a scale of 1:50.
its not right next to the origin .
what would you recommend as correct template.
I will hit the "Accept solution button"
the weird thing is at school Ive just finished doing detailed cutaways of elevations and cross sections of windows blah blah but its just some setting in this drawing i cant change!
CAD 2013 I cant find dwgunits-it is not an option on command bar.
im working in mm
what would you recommend as correct template.
.....going out there soon to build the house
1. I wrote -dwgunits not dwgunits-it this is a command - must be precise in entry, again that is -dwgunits
2. You are working in inches, even though you thought mm.
3. Start from metric template rather than imperial
Also, it appears you are using Student License. Is this for a school assignment?
Build a house sound like commercial use to me.
You are putting the company you are doing this work for at substantial financial risk (and violating your EULA).
I recommend you start over using Commercial License, you will find that it is easier and faster (and ultimately legal) to recreate correclty than to fix a mess.
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