Placed Hatch Looks Fragmented or Not Joined Correctly
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Placed Hatch Looks Fragmented or Not Joined Correctly


You placed a Land F/X hatch and noticed that the hatch looks fragmented or isn't joined like it should be.

Placed hatch looks fragmented





We've seen this issue result from:

  • Placing a hatch into a large area that uses irregular shapes or long runs within the boundary. In this case, the system might be placing the hatch with an origin point based on the start of the drawn boundary. The hatch is breaking down as it extends farther away from the origin.
  • The 2D Display setting, in the Graphic Performance settings, being configured incorrectly for hatches.





Step 1: Set the origin of the hatch to more of the center of the shape.

Set Origin option on hatch ribbon

Select the problematic hatch, navigate to the ribbon and select Set Origin, then click near the center of the shape.

Do you have a large number of small hatched areas? If so, do this instead.


Still seeing a fragmented or broken hatch? Move on to Step 2 (if necessary): Change your 2D Display settings to Intermediate.




Have several small hatched areas in your drawing? Do this instead.

Here's what to do if you have several smaller hatched areas in your drawing where you're having this issue, as picetured in the example below.


Example showing several small hatched areas with fragmented hatch patterns




Hatch Pattern name in the Properties panel

Select one of the problematic patterns, then type PROP and press Enter to open the Properties panel.


In the Properties panel, note the Pattern name entry.




Select the same hatch, then right-click.


Choose Quick Select from the menu that opens.

Quick Select menu option




Quick Select dialog box settings

Configure the following settings in the Quick Select dialog box:

  • Apply to: Entire Drawing
  • Object type: Hatch
  • Operator: = Equals
  • Value: (select the Pattern name entry you noted in the Properties panel above)
  • How to apply: Include in new selection set
  • Append to current selection set: Leave unchecked


Click OK to apply the settings.




Example showing several fragmented hatch patterns corrected




Step 2 (if necessary): Change your 2D Display settings to Intermediate.

If you're still seeing a fragmented hatch after changing the hatch origin, your next step should be to check your 2D Display setting.




Click the "Hamburger button" in the bottom right corner of your CAD interface to open the Status Bar Toggles ("Hamburger button") menu.


Then ensure that:

  • The Graphic Performance item has a check next to it in the menu. (If not, click it to select it.)
  • The Graphic Performance icon in the status bar is vivible in the Status Bar Toggles.
Graphics Performance menu item and button in the Status Bar Toggles




Selecting the Graphics Performance setting in the Status Bar Toggles

Right-click the Graphics Performance icon in the Status Bar Toggles, then click the Graphics Performance button that appears above it.




In the Graphics Performance dialog box, verify that the 2D Display Settings menu is set to Intermediate Mode.


Still seeing a fragmented or broken hatch? Move on to the next step.

Graphics Performance settings, 2D Display Settings set to Intermediate Mode




Step 3 (if necessary): Use our PolyDivide tool.

Hatch broken up using PolyDivide tool

If the previous step doesn't completely fix the issue, try breaking up the hatch area into smaller sections using our PolyDivide tool.

Still having the issue after breaking the hatch into sections? If so, send us a technical support ticket letting us know which Land F/X hatch is causing the issue, and we can look deeper into what might need to be fixed within that particular hatch pattern.

Last modified on Wednesday, 12 July 2023


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