Use Hatch on a Mac

Hatching is a technique designers use to indicate shading, modelling, and light and shade. In a typical landscape drawing, hatching will be applied to entities such as closed polylines to indicate paths, decking, grass areas, etc., to indicate the type of surface treatment.

Hatching pattern file

The figure below shows some of the hatch patterns available in gCADPlus.

Hatching patterns

Tip: gCADPlus can use AutoCAD hatch patterns. Many useful patterns can be downloaded from the internet.

An example of hatching

plant symbols Using the hatch command when using gCADPlus on Mac under CrossOver. In a copy of the gCADPlus default template, we draw a rectangle of precise size using relative coordinates. Then, using the HATCH tool, we load the gCADiso hatch pattern file and apply two different hatch patterns to the rectangle. We emphasize the need to experiment with the hatch pattern scale to get the desired result.

More information on hatching

Future versions of gCADPlus may offer a point or gradient fill. This option, chosen from the properties box, can be applied to any closed entity, such as rectangles, circles, polylines, ellipses, etc. Set the colour and fill it on the original entity, then move down to the Properties box, choose one or two colours, and type for the gradient. This creates a smooth transition between one or two colors.

The figure below shows some examples of the use of this tool.

Symbols with gardients