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How can I close this loop?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:46 am
by turtle
When using the hatch tool to make a new hatch or hatch by segments how do I solve a loop not closed error ?
Is there some kinda of macro I can write to merge all points in a selection that are less than 1000th of an inch or some distance from each-other?
Thanks in advance!

Re: How can I close this loop?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:07 am
by Husky
The Hatch tool is "confused" because the shape has double lines. Remove those duplicates (2) with "Detect Duplicates" tool and try the Hatch tool again.

Also is a Zero length entity in that drawing which should be removed .... :wink:

Re: How can I close this loop?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:47 pm
by turtle
Thanks Husky, I forgot to check for those Zero length entities, however duplicates are not being found:
(Perhaps I deleted them already in all my futzing around.)

Code: Select all

Command: reset
Command: zerolength
Zero-length entities found: 1
Zero-length entities found: 1
Zero-length entities found: 1
Zero-length entities deleted: 1
Command: duplicates
No duplicate entities have been found.
Command: hatchmenu
Command: hatch
Loop not closed at point 504/270.
How do I find point 504/270? Everything in my drawing is in inches.
Thanks!

Re: How can I close this loop?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:05 pm
by Husky
turtle wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:47 pm
Thanks Husky, I forgot to check for those Zero length entities, however duplicates are not being found:
(Perhaps I deleted them already in all my futzing around.)
Nope - there are still present. Please make sure Ignore Layer and Ignore Direction is checked and don't forget to delete them. Same with zero length ...

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turtle wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:47 pm
How do I find point 504/270? Everything in my drawing is in inches.
If you launch the Hatch tool a little smal blue circle will pop up at the first gap. However - you don't get the "Loop not closed" warning when the zero length and line duplicates are removed.

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Re: How can I close this loop?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:08 pm
by turtle
Thank you so much got it now!!
:P
Given the dimensions 1/2" = 1FT what would be the best scale?
The steel pattern seems to be either too big or too small around .16

WOOPS EDIT thats 1/8" = 1FT