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hudster

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Hatch question.
« on: January 20, 2004, 11:18:21 AM »
This is kind of hard to describe so I'll try my best.

Yy company uses AutoCAD 2000, and i need to create a logo with a shaded portion in it.

what i have done is to segregate the logo into sections and change the scale of the hatch by 5 as it goes across the logo.

Does anyone know a way of hatching an item so it appears to be shaded? but hatching is as a single entity rather than as 25 separate ones as I've done now.

Cheers in advance.
Andy
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Craig

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Hatch question.
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2004, 11:22:39 AM »
What we do is use the solid hatch and then put it on a layer/color that will plot screened. I hope that was what you were asking  :?

hudster

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Hatch question.
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2004, 11:26:19 AM »
I've never used plot screening.

can you tell me what the technique is?
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Craig

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Hatch question.
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2004, 11:49:23 AM »
I'm using ACAD 2002. In AutoCAD Go to File/Plot Style Manager and double click the CTB file you use when you send your plots. Select either Table View or Form View...I usually use Form View and you will see Screening to the right. Just lower that with the color you used on your hatch and your plotter should plot this color lighter, giving it that shaded look.

Craig

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Hatch question.
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2004, 11:50:37 AM »
You may have to play around with the adjustment to get exactly what you want. On the ones we screen we use 60

daron

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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2004, 11:51:47 AM »
color 254 will plot somwhat transparent.

hyposmurf

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2004, 03:30:47 PM »
You also need your enable "Dithering" option,if your going to use plot screening.

CAB

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Hatch question.
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2004, 08:03:02 AM »
You can try a Pen & Ink method to get a gradient look.
Also with the dot hatch at differing scales & insert points
you can overlap the areas hatched to get a gradient.
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