How to make blocks solid wh hatch ACad2006LT?

How can I make my electrical blocks - such as a wall sconce - filled with a solid white hatch? I need to do this so when I place them over, say, a
vanity, I can use draw order to lessen the clutter by having the sconce block cover the portion of the vanity it overlays. I can do it with a solid hatch, but I can't figure out how to make a WHITE solid hatch. I'm using ACad 2006LT. TIA
PAUL
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Open the block file, and change the color of the hatch to white. Close the block, and redefine in your host file.
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There's no white to choose in the color palate

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Palate schmalet. Since I don't know your interface, why not try things the old fashioned way?
CHANGE(Enter) Select objects: (Pick the hatch)1 found
Select objects:(Enter) Properties/<Change point>: p(Enter)
Change what property (Color/Elev/LAyer/LType/ltScale/Thickness) ? c (Enter)
New color <1 (red)>: white(you could also type '7') (Enter)
Change what property (Color/Elev/LAyer/LType/ltScale/Thickness) ? (Enter)
It's a very good idea to get to know the appilcation apart form any particular interface setup. (This means the command line.) If your business is anything like mine, you will one day be staring at an installation that is completely different, and you will be a liability to the organization until you get back up to speed. ( I can walk up to a machine without any toolbars or menus and still work despite being a bit frustrated.)
You might also discover that you are much faster when your pointer is not always leaving the work area on some cross-screen trek in search of a button that only issues a command your other hand could deliver in a flash through the use of aliases, while your pointer stays in the vicinity of the next click. That's always seemed to me like a framer leaving his hammer in his truck and going back for it every time he needs to whack a nail: inefficient at least.
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Very true; good advice. I have the same kind of relationship with my accounting software: My bookkeeper uses all the "Navigators" and such, whereas I prefer the command-line approach.
I know I've still got some learning to do here. But, at the same time, I have get these drawings done for my crews. Also, the more I use and learn the LT version, the more can see that I really need the full version. Thanks for your help Mike.

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Sorry to be a pest... OK, I tried this. Everything went as described, but hatch displays and plots black. I must be missing something... TIA

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Well, now you used the word "plot". That's different.
Something with the property color=white isn't the same thing as "plots white".
Assuming you are plotting B&W it sounds like you want to use a WIPEOUT or a 3DFACE in your blocks instead of a hatch, but there are annoying problems with working this way. AutoCAD is not very good at 'layering' 2d objects to hide one another like some other applications.
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Michael Bulatovich wrote:

WIPEOUT was something I had read about and never used. I thought it was just for text. was I wrong about that?
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Yes. Basically they're a 'mask'. You might want to poll people about the wisdom of using them. I have only used them occasionally, and others may have other cautions for you. I would think that the draworder starts to become an issue if you use them extensively.
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Hey Mike, thanks so much for helping all of us; your presence here is must appreciated.

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Paul S. wrote:

maybe the redneck can help.
when I do electrical symbols I like to make regions. hard to be detailed with a description of your stuff, let me use one of my examples.
fire alarm - smoke detector or pull station or what have you. the hexagon, or the circle or the square, I make into a region and give it an elevation. then the wiring behind can be an arc or a line and the hide command effectively breaks the wiring visually.
I only have one client that throws electical drawings at me, mostly I draw boring old house plans for the wife. so I don't get to use my own cleverness as much as my ego would like......
I have no idea if this is applicable with LT. good luck, and best regards.
roy
PS blocks under blocks and polylines under blocks sometimes cause glitches for me. polylines hide inconsistently beneath regions in 2000. hatching can be a real bastard to hide. REGIONS beneath REGIONS - and the hide command is damn near bullet proof. capish?
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To *plot* white the solid hatch needs to be color number 255.
I've also seen something in here a while back about making the outlet box an "area" that will cover objects behind it.
Joe

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oops. Roy replied about that.. Region, not Area. joe

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Update: I discovered that Mike B's suggestion of using the WIPEOUT command works good for this. So far I haven't had any problems with it. Thanks to all
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