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MouseOK    Menu: Draw –  FillShapes…

KeyboardOK Command line: FILLSHAPES

FillShapes can be used as an alternative to the Hatch command; for example, to represent solid woodland or a water-logged area in topographical drawings. Unlike Hatch, the FillShapes command allows you to set the distance between rows and columns of shapes and also the angle of rotation of the shape in the filling (do not confuse with angle of rotation of the filling).

FillShape is not associative; that is, when you modify the boundary of the filled area (for example, using the grips or the Stretch command), the fill is not automatically updated.

After running the command, the Choose Shape dialog box opens to choose the shape which is required to fill the enclosed area:

note: When you choose a shape to fill the area, the same dialog box as when choosing a shape to insert into the document is used. To choose a shape as a fill, use the same order as when you choose a shape to insert into the document (for more details, see «Shape» section).



Create a block from all the shapes that make up the fill. The block can later be broken into separate shapes by the Explode command


Create the fill from shapes as separate elements.

Choose the shape for the fill and close the Choose Shape dialog box. Perform the appropriate actions at the prompts from the command line:

Click point inside contour:

Specify a point.

Specify shape rotation <0>:

Type the value for the rotation angle of the shape.

Specify shape scale <100.0000>:

Type the scale factor.

Specify shape horizontal offset <16.0000>:

Type the distance between the columns of shapes.

Specify shape vertical offset <16.0000>:

Type the distance between the rows of shapes.

Specify shape grid angle <0>:

Type the shape fill angle.

Combine shapes to block? <Yes> or [Yes/No/]:

Select the necessary options and press ENTER to end the command.

note: You can set the parameter values of the fill using the cursor on the screen, in which case there are dynamic changes in the appearance of the fill, depending on the cursor movement.

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