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Hatch Actions

Drawing details, elevations, plans, and sections by hand just got a whole lot easier and light-years smarter with "Smart Hatch" which helps you add hatches in less than 5 taps. The hatch library has hatches specifically designed and curated for architecture, interior design, and landscape design.

Architecture axonometric detail drawing by Tommy Sutanto.

How to Get Started with Smart Hatch

Step 1. Activate Smart Fill & Select Your Region

Tap the Smart Fill button to get started. Then, select the region to hatch.

Learn about selection modes here >

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Step 2. Select Your Hatch

The default for Smart Fill is a solid fill. To add a hatch, tap the Hatch Library button which will open your hatch library. This button will display the active hatch pattern or a red diagonal for a solid fill. The hatch library contains basic line and dot hatches as well as architecture material hatches for elevations and detail sections, landscape design materials, and interior design tiles, flooring, and wall patterns. Tap any hatch to apply it to your drawing.

Pro Tip
To return to a solid fill, tap the red diagonal.

Hatch Actions

Architecture Hatches

This category contains the essential lines, dots, detail material patterns, and elevation materials for architecture drawings.

Hatch Actions

Landscape Hatches

This category contains the essential lines, dots, detail material patterns, and exterior brick and tile patterns materials for landscape design drawings.

Hatch Actions

Interior Design Hatches

This category contains the essential lines, dots, tile and wood flooring, and wall patterns for interior design drawings.

Hatch Actions

Step 3. Adjust Your Tolerance

If you selected your region with the target and your hatch is spreading over the entire screen or if it's only getting a small piece of your region, you can tap the Tolerance button and adjust the slider to change your hatch tolerance.

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Step 4. Adjust Your Hatch

Fine-tune your settings to get the perfect color, opacity, scale, and appearance of your hatch.

Hatch Actions

Color Drop

Pick your color from any of your palettes.


Adjust the slider to change the fill opacity.


Adjust the slider to change the scale of your hatch.


Tap to switch the hatch to fill the opposite part.

Step 5. Apply Your Hatch

Tap the Green Paint Bucket button to apply your hatch. You can then tap the Smart Fill button again to return to the drawing interface.

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How To Video

Enjoy this how to video highlighting how to add hatches and patterns with Smart Hatch. 

Additional Resources

Morpholio Launches Smart Hatch

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Version: 5.3

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