Hi Micheal (ceasar) I opend a new thread about your question on how to do hatching in post #10 here. http://www.basic4ppc.com/forum/questions-help-needed/2845-capture-basic-drawings.html Perhaps there are other people interested in, and it would be easier to find it. I was googeling a bit and found this, An Algorithm -- Hatching Polygons hopefully it could attenuate a bit your headache. I haven't tried it yet. It looks similar to a fill algorythm. Best regards.