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May 18, 2010


David Redford

Hi Ralph,

I'm currently trying to get the AutoCad Hatch command to stop treating the entirety of ModelSpace as a potential boundary set. I need to be able to set this as a variable, not from within the Hatch command as the program has usually crashed by then!.

I have tried the usual HPQUICKPREVIEW and PREVIEWFILTER options but Hatch still wants to select everything. However I have done a little digging and discovered the existence of the HATCHBOUNDSET variable...

The above blog entry states:

Undocumented options in AutoCAD 2011's Hatch command

HatchBoundSet reports the contents of the hatch boundary set (read-only):
0 - current viewport (default).
1 - existing set.

I'm not sure from looking at this whether this is the same variable controlled by the Hatch dialog box or not.

In a nutshell, is there a way (once and for all) to stop the HATCH command pre-selecting the entire ModelSpace?


David Redford,

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