AutoCAD: How to get your Classic Hatch Dialog back

March 3, 2021 Jeff Arbogast

Issue:

When the newer version of AutoCAD came out. They started using a new Ribbon based hatch Command. However you would like to get your Classic Hatch Dialog back.

Causes:

Redesign of the AutoCAD Software.

Solution:

Steps to get your Classic Hatch Dialog back

  • Launch AutoCAD and start a drawing.
  • In the command line type HPDLGMODE and select the <Enter> Key on your Keyboard.
  • Type 1 as the new Vault and select the <Enter> Key on your Keyboard.

Your Hatch Dialog box should now open when you run the Hatch command.

 

AutoCAD Help

HPDLGMODE

Initial Vault - 2

0 - Hatch and Gradient dialog box is not displayed for HATCH and GRADIENT unless Settings is entered at the Command prompt.

1 - Hatch and Gradient dialog box is displayed for HATCH and GRADIENT.

2 - Hatch and Gradient dialog box is not displayed for HATCH and GRADIENT when the ribbon is active (RIBBONSTATE = 1). When the ribbon is inactive (RIBBONSTATE = 0), the Hatch and Gradient dialog box is displayed.

About the Author

Jeff Arbogast

Manufacturing Solution Center Team Lead<br><br>Jeff is responsible for manufacturing Technical Support for both internal staff and customers. In addition to the daily activities of the support center, he helps write for the National Support Center blog, and has written online classes for the IMAGINiT training on demand site.

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