My Hatch1

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This is an AutoCAD add-on that allows you to easily generate your own custom hatches and .PAT files that can be embedded in your projects

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My Hatch is a practical tool that allows AutoCAD users to create hatch models in order to personalize their models. The add-on is embedded in the AutoCAD interface in order to quickly create the pattern.

Hatching is a technique used by various artists which use repeated patterns in order to get the desired effect. Although AutoCAD is not typically used for artistic design, the same technique can be applied in order to customize certain drawings.

This tool aims to help you create customized hatch patterns by enhancing the options available in AutoCAD. It can be accessed from the AutoCAD interface when you are examining a model.

Before installing this add-on you should know that it is compatible with older versions of AutoCAD, namely up to version 2007. Since it hasn’t been updated in a while, it might not be compatible with newer versions.

If you do decide to use My Hatch and it is compatible with your version of AutoCAD, you can start by creating the pattern you want to repeat in your drawing. The add-on allows you to create a grid and connect the dots in order to design your pattern.

The advantage of using My Hatch is the ability to check the results and simulate the hatch in order to make the necessary modifications before applying it to the current design. The results can be saved to a PAT file in order to use the same pattern on multiple projects.

The interface is straightforward which makes up for the fact that all the available documentation is in Italian and you might need to translate it in order to learn the basics.

If you want to create custom hatches and still use a compatible AutoCAD version, you should try the My Hatch add-on. However, you can save some time by downloading hatch patterns online.

My Hatch was reviewed by Sorin Cirneala
Last updated on December 10th, 2013
My Hatch - screenshot #1

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