Part 9: Surface Conditions - Fills


A way to convey common information and add special effects are through the use of fills. For example, gradient fills can create 3D effects. The use of angled lines to indicate cross-section of a mechanical part.


You can fill existing objects or enclosed areas with solid color fills, hatch patterns or gradients, or you can create new hatch objects.

See figure at right.

Fills/Hatch Patterns

You can choose from a variety of ways to create patterns (dependent on propriety program used):

Predefined hatch patterns. Choose from over 70 ANSI, ISO, and other industry-standard hatch patterns.

Custom hatch patterns. You can add custom hatch pattern definitions. Solid fill. Fill an area with a solid color.

Gradient fill. Fill an enclosed area with a color gradient. A gradient fill can be displayed as a tint (a color mixed with white), a shade (a color mixed with black), or a smooth transition between two or more colors. See below.

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Part 9: Surface Conditions - Fills