Hatching is used to add shaded patterns to objects and shapes within an AutoCAD drawing. It creates a non associative hatch or fills a boundary. You can fill a boundary that consists of an object or objects that completely enclose an area. If the boundary is made up of multiple objects, their endpoints must coincide for the hatch to be created properly. You can also fill an area that does not have a closed boundary, by defining a polyline hatch boundary with the direct hatch option.
The chapters included in this section are:
Hatch: The Hatch command allows you to insert hatch patterns within a specified boundary in the drawing.
Hatchedit: The Hatchedit command allows you to edit the hatch patterns that have already been inserted in a drawing.