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How to break hatching for dimension lines and notes

How to break hatching for dimension lines and notes

(OP)
I'm using Autocad 2008 but can't remember how to set the hatch to ignore the dimension lines and notes arrow lines. Please give your answer in plain English, not a programmers list.
Thanks.

Frank Reid
Reid Engineering Services of Utah

RE: How to break hatching for dimension lines and notes

I'm not sure of any setting that'll do that automatically. Sounds like you are hatching int he same area you are placing text annotations which makes things murky.

My suggestion is that you freeze the layer containing your annotations and dimensions, create the hatch, then unfreeze the layer.

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NX8.0, Solidworks 2014, AutoCAD, Enovia V5

RE: How to break hatching for dimension lines and notes

What I usually do is draw an island (polylines usually) around the object and use them as an isolated area not to hatch.

RE: How to break hatching for dimension lines and notes

For text, make it MText and put a background on it. For Dimensions or Multi-Leaders use a style that uses the drawing color as the background for the text. Draw it all before hatching, use island polygons for the rest. FOr solid objects like arrows, set them to be on top of the hatch, or in PaperSpace and have PaperSpace plotted last.

RE: How to break hatching for dimension lines and notes

(OP)
That was a good workaround. It worked great.
I use different CAD programs and forget which does what.
Thanks so much.

Frank Reid
Reid Engineering Services of Utah

RE: How to break hatching for dimension lines and notes

Try selecting the TEXT or the DIMENSION while selecting hatch boundary items in the hatch command. I think you'll like the results !

Good luck ! -

-C.

RE: How to break hatching for dimension lines and notes

Use the "wipeout" command and make your life easy!

RE: How to break hatching for dimension lines and notes

I usually just place the dimensions and annotations on a separate layer, then turn the layer off when I do my hatching / shading.

RE: How to break hatching for dimension lines and notes

I usually set Dimension Text Fill Color to Background in the Dimension Modify dialog box.
When putting the dimensions over any hatches or lines its simply overlay and hide text area.

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