Fix Your AutoCAD Hatch Holes

Does your drawing have holy hatches? Some of the drawings I work on have these annoying outline/remnants of objects that have been moved or deleted. And now I have to clean them up.

Some of these objects could have been geometry that has moved, but the most common culprit is text objects that were included when the hatch was made. Some people opt for this method as a way of masking their text. But the problem with that method is what we are dealing with in this blog post – holes in the hatch.

Here’s how to fix it:

  • Select the hatch or use the command HATCHEDIT first and then select the hatch.
  • Click the “Remove” button in the “Hatch Editor” contextual ribbon tab.
  • Select the boundaries that you want to be removed.
  • Hit enter to finish

As a side note, if you need to include an object, you can click the “SELECT” button to add objects to the hatch.