Last edited 26 Jul 2021

Standard hatching styles for drawings

Hatching styles are patterns used on drawings to act as symbols for the easy identification, rapid identification and location of different types of commonly-used materials, objects and spaces.

Hatching patterns chosen for a particular element must be used consistently throughout a set of drawings, although in large areas it is not always necessary to hatch the whole area.

Historically, architects would draw hatches by hand, but the development of transfers, and then drawing software has enabled considerable time to be saved on what would be a very repetitive and time consuming task. Today, hatch commands can be used to fill a selected area with a standard hatching patter almost instantly.

For example, a bathroom can be tile-filled by selecting the relevant hatching style to indicate tiles, and applying it to the tiled area of the drawing. The use of parametric software allows common attributes to be attached to a number of similar elements, so that, for example, all tiled areas in a building can be hatched in one command, and changes can be applied throughout.

Some of the most common hatching styles include:

Hatchingaggregate.jpg Aggregate
Hatchingblockwall.jpg Blockwork wall
Hatchingblockwork.jpg Blockwork
Hatchingbrickwork.jpg Brickwork
Hatchingenglishbond.jpg English bond wall
Hatchinggardenbond.jpg Garden bond wall
Insulation hatching pattern.jpg Insulation
Hatchingconcrete.jpg Concrete
Hatchingfinewood.jpg Finewood
Hatchinghardwood.jpg Hardwood
Hatchingplywood.jpg Plywood
Hatchingglass.jpg Glass
Hatchinggravel.jpg Gravel
Hatchinghardcore.jpg Hardcore
Hatchingpaving.jpg Paving
Hatchingrubble.jpg Rubble
Hatchingsand.jpg Sand
Hatchingstones.jpg Stone
Hatchingshingle.jpg Shingles
Hatchingtile.jpg Roofing tiles
Hatchingtiles.jpg Floor tiles

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