OpenUtilities Substation Help

To Hatch an Area Enclosed by Bounding Elements

  1. Select the Hatch Area tool ( Drawing > Annotate > Patterns ).

  2. Click the Flood icon in the tool settings.

  3. (Optional) If you want the hatching to avoid closed elements, text or dimension text inside the selected area, or you want to view the hatch area dynamically, click Show Extended Settings (lower right in the tool settings) and turn on Locate Interior Shapes, Locate Text, and/or Dynamic Area.
  4. Enter a data point in the area enclosed by the bounding elements. (To minimize the time required, zoom in to the area of interest or select the bounding elements.)

    The area to be patterned displays dynamically.

    If there are selected elements, only selected elements are considered as possible bounding elements. If no elements are selected, all elements in the view in which the data point is entered are considered.

  5. Enter a data point to accept the hatching.

    The area is hatched. If Locate Interior Shapes and Locate Text is on, any inside closed element (regardless of its Area attribute), text or dimension text is avoided. If Drop Pattern is off, the hatch lines are associated to a complex shape created from the bounding elements and the inside elements.

    Left: Locate Text on. Right: Locate Interior Shapes on.