Re-positioning the Hatch within the Boundary

Most of the time when we do hatching in our drawing the result is not the exact hatch that we desired within our drawing. So to be able to achieve what we desire, we just have to re-position our existing hatch.

This tutorial I did which I discover, while playing on hatch made the desire task easier.

Select the existing hatch with the boundary [Fig.01]

Existing Hatch

[Fig.01] Existing Hatch with Boundary

Select the Hatch.. [Fig.02)

Hatch Selected

[Fig.02] Selected Hatch


Then while still within the selected HATCH right click and select the Origin Point. [Fig.03]

Editing Hatch objects using Grips

Last time I blog about the usefulness of the Grips function of AutoCAD, I showed how this simple yet effective component of AutoCAD to be of great help in doing everyday task of an AutoCAD Professionals like me. I showed on that post how in one operation you can perform multiple task and can do multiple command, such as mirror, copy, stretch, move, rotate, etc. With that function imagine how fast you can modify your drawing.

When I wrote that article I’m only using AutoCAD 2008 version, right now I’m using AutoCAD 2014 and I just discover that this Grips function not only do multiple things that I mentioned above, but now, this same Grips function can edit the hatch object as well.


Missing CTB



There are two types of plot style tables, the named (STB), and the color-dependent (CTB). The named plot styles can be assigned to an object independent color, while color-dependent plot styles table (ctb) which is the commonly used plot styles (at least in my experience) based on the color of the object.

AutoCAD Professionals and practitioners, encounter some problems from time to time regarding printing / plotting their drawing. One of these problem might be the CTB that went missing, which I encountered recently. This problem will only become one, if you don’t know what to do or if you forgot what AutoCAD command you’re going to use to make that CTB appear again, just like what happen to me that time which I forgot what command I’m going to use to make the CTB appear and complete the task at hand at that time.


Anyway, if this situation happen to anyone, CONVERTPSTYLES is the AutoCAD command that one should use. Just key-in CONVERTPSTYLES
onto your keyboard, then a dialogue box will pop out, just click ok and you’re all set.