How do I make a simple hatch pattern (for fill) of my own customization?

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Sep 30, 2013 Sep 30, 2013

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Hello all,

I must be over looking something here.  I am trying to make a hatch pattern in Illustrator CS6 with the pattern tool so I can apply a clean, single lined hatch to various shapes (some small some big - but the hatch needs to remain at the same seamless scale).  I understand that there is a Basic Graphics_Lines Pattern under the Swatches Palette, but I don't understand how to edit it with the Pattern Options dialogue box.

I must be missing something, becuase I wouldn't think making a single line at 45° repeat at the same spacing for a shape fill would be that difficult.  I shouldn't have to make a line with the pan tool at a stroke of 1000 with a 0.1-3 dash and make a clipping mask should I?

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Basically I don't know how to make a pattern's lines match up when I do the 5x5 or 3x3.  I tried doing 1x1 and the result is that of the image with the red stroke...still not aligning.  Do I need to get mathematical with the size of the line i'm drawing and its stroke to allow H and V Spacing to work?

I'm completely lost and would really appreciate if someone could help me understand this....It just seems so arbitrary. and all the examples/tutorials i've seen of this tool are of floral patterns where arbitrary is okay.

Thanks,

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Sep 30, 2013 Sep 30, 2013

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Create the pattern at either horizontal or vertical angle.

Rotate after applying to the object.

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Fill the path. Then right click on the path, select transform → rotate → uncheck „transform objects“. Choose desired angle for pattern. Enjoy!

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