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newbie needs help with Lessons/Hatching
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* November 08, 2010, 03:47:45 PM
OK, I'm a Newbie so please be kind. I have Turbocad 16.1 Deluxe and bought the 2d/3d Cad Fundamentals  DVD set. It's been going great until I got to Excercise 13-24/  Lesson #43. It wants me to fill a area using path hatching. It says to go to: Insert/path hatching and click it. Vertex off, Select by Enity ON. No problem but when I try to click each entiy it will not allow me to do it. The lesson Vid show a small purple square on the screen which I can not make appear.

Any help here woud be great if someone is kind enough to help me out :D


* November 08, 2010, 06:58:36 PM
Might be a Workplane problem. Try this: Select all the entities enclosing the region to be hatched, then go to Format|Place on Workplane. Then try the hatching again.

Henry H


* November 08, 2010, 11:01:35 PM
re: Insert / Path Hatching —› By Entity

It could be a workplane problem as Henry mentioned.

When I have several overlapping 2D objects, the first entity I pick with "By Entity" turns completely magenta. When I select the neighboring overlapping entity, the original turns off (I don't know why), but now I have a magenta line starting from where they overlap/intersect. Now I just need to select the next object near where it intersects with the previous object. The program will extend the magenta line to that click point. I repeat until I get back to where the magenta line begins. At this point, everything inside the magenta line should fill in with your specified hatch pattern.

John R.

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