Place a Fill - SmartSketch - Help

SmartSketch Help

Engineering and Schematics

  • You can place a fill only inside a closed boundary. If the software cannot determine the fill boundary due to the complexity of the geometry, the fill color will be gray to indicate that the fill was improperly done.

  • If the software determines that the fill boundary is not closed, the feedback is a beep and no fill.

  1. Depending on the application you are using, on the Label, Draw, or Text toolbar, click Fill .

  2. On the Fill ribbon, click the settings that you want.

  3. Click inside one or more closed boundaries that you want to fill.

  • If you open a closed boundary, the fill color changes to gray to indicate that it is disabled. If you close the boundary again, the fill changes color to show that it is now active.

  • When you change a filled boundary by drawing another element, the fill does not automatically update to fit the new boundary. You can refill the new boundary by selecting the fill handle, then clicking Redo Fill on the ribbon to apply the fill to the new boundary. You can also refill an area by dragging the handle to the new area.

  • To fill a boundary quickly, you can zoom in on it first using Zoom Area on the View menu.

  • You cannot modify an existing fill style, but you can create a new fill style by typing a new name in the Style box on the Fill ribbon. The new style uses the settings on the ribbon as the formats for the style.

  • Fills have limitations when using Scaled Sketching . For more information, see Draw a Textured Fill with Scaled Sketching.

See Also

Fill Command
Applying Colors and Patterns to Closed Boundaries
Refill a Modified Boundary