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Fill Patterns Are Indistinguishable


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Does anyone else have the problem that the fill patterns are so small-scaled that they are indistinguishable when you put them in the drawing?

For example, I have an area with grey fill and an area with diagonal hatching and they look identical on screen except that one is darker - see the attached screenshot.

I first noticed it many months ago but it's really starting to be a drag. Thanks!

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Fill Patterns are a very old technology and were designed at a time when 72 dpi was state of the art. Now with monitors running upwards of 200 dpi, those patterns are 3 times smaller.

 

Your best option is to give up on fills and switch to Hatches that are designed to be more resolution independent.

 

ps. send me your current email so I can update you on the LA Users Group list.

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