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How do I change my Hatch pattern to another color?

The hatch pattern will always print out in maroon color if you choose to “Print using the entity output colors” but you change the color of the output for the hatch; we have outlined the steps to do this:

  1. Open the file that contains hatches
    • Go to File>Save As – save a copy of this file prefixed with –explodedhatch
  2. Select then Hatch
    • Select Explode Objects into Individual Lines and Arcs located in the Edit Toolbox
  3. Select the Revise Entity Attributes tool in the Adv Toolbox
    • Click on Output – will show inactive
    • Choose a color from the list
    • Click Ok when you have a Color Choice
  4. Select the Geometry of the Exploded Hatch (If there is a lot of geometry then follow the instructions below to isolate the layer)
  5. Right Click to apply the Output Color Change
  6. Close the Modifier

Please Note: All Hatch Output Color will be maroon, follow the above steps to make color changes if required.

To isolate geometry on their specific layers, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold your [Ctrl] key on your keyboard while clicking on the hatch. An entity attributes panel will open revealing all the attributes of the line selected. Make a note of the layer number. Close the panel.
  2. Click on that Layer Name
  3. Turned Off all Layers by doing the following:
    • Click on Tables>Layers>Edit Active list to open the Layer Table Editor
      • Click on the layer your hatch is on, in this example we are clicking on 009 Pattern_B
      • Click On Range
      • In the Visible(On) row, typed in 255 in the second box, click Set
      • Click OK (All layers will be off except Pattern B – you can click on any other layer to turn it on as well)
        layer table editor
  4. Follow STEP 4 in the previous step