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Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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Chapter 8. Applying Fills and Patterns

In Mechanical Drafting and other technical areas, there is a frequent need to represent sections, cuts, or materials. This is achieved by applying a hatch, composed by a regular pattern, a single color or a gradient between two colors, fulfilling an area. In this chapter we present the related commands.

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • Applying hatches composed by families of lines
  • Applying fills
  • Applying gradients of colors
  • Editing applied hatches

Applying patterns

When there is the need to represent a section that includes material cut, the material must be correctly represented by a hatch. Also the representation of floor tiles, bricks, roof tiles, woods or other materials can be indicated by an adequate hatch ...

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