Hatch Add Select Polygon ( Drawing Editor > h p )

Tool summary :

Also see :

VIDEO The Hatch Add Select Polygon and Hatch Add Define Polygon tools. (Recorded in SDS2 Detailing , v2016.)

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   Adding a hatch pattern to a selected polygon :

Polygons are generated during auto detailing to represent materials. You can use Hatch Add Select Polygon to add a hatch or solid color fill to a polygon. You can find polygons on member details , submaterial details and erection view drawings .

Optional: Before using this tool, you can optionally preselect one or more polygon(s) to fill. To do so, the selection filter must be set to ' Polygons ' or ' All '. If you preselect, skip step 2 in the following procedure.

1 . Invoke Hatch Add Select Polygon .
2 . Left-click ( Select ) one or more material polygons. In this example, a plate is selected. Press the Enter key to signal that you are done selecting. Note : This step is skipped if you preselected polygons before step 1.
3 . The Hatch Add window opens. Specify the hatch pattern or solid color that you want to fill the polygon(s). Press " OK " to continue.
4 . Hatch Add fills the polygon(s) that you selected in step 2 (or preselected before step 1) with the hatch pattern or solid color that you specified in step 3.

Note 1: To invoke Hatch Add Select Polygon :

Method 1 : Click the Hatch Add Select Polygon icon. The icon can be taken from the group named ' Objects -- Hatch ' and placed on a toolbar (classic) or the ribbon (lightning).

Method 2 : If " Drawing Editor layout style " is ' Classic ', you can use the menu system to choose Objects > Hatches > Add Select Polygon .

Method 3, 4 or 5 : Hatch Add Select Polygon can also be invoked using a keyboard shortcut , the context menu , or a mode . For the ' Lightning ' layout style, configuration of the interface is done using Customize Interface .

Note 2: In step 2, an alternative to pressing the Enter key is to right-click ( Menu ) and choose " OK " on the menu.

To delete hatches or fills, Hatch Erase and Hatch Erase All can be used. With the selection filter set to ' Hatches ', you can select a hatch (independent of its containing polygon) and press the Delete key. For hatches added using Hatch Add Define Polygon , deleting the hatch also deletes the defined polygon.

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