Hatch Command - starting values

The table below gives some suggested starting values for hatching with different hatch patterns in the metric environment.

Movie  Here is a link to a small movie in which altering the scale and angle of hatching in a drawing is discussed.

TipIt is important to note that in both imperial and metric systems, the scale values bear no relationship to real world values. Hatching at a scale of 300 will not necessarily hatch 300 mm wide squares. Some trial and error is required.

Pattern name

Suggested start hatch scale value

STEEL (use for timber decks) 2000
ACAD_ISOZW100 (dotted line) 10
DOTS 1000
BRICK (paving) 1000

Tip  GardenCAD users working in Imperial (US) units can leave the starting value at the default setting.