Do you need to create hatched areas in AutoCAD using Circles, Arcs or Splines? Find out how with this quick tip. OK, my title is a bit cheeky. Of course, you can’t create AutoCAD hatches with Circles, Arcs and Splines. But I can show you another technique that you could use to get a great result. Did you know that AutoCAD’s ‘CLIP’ command can be used to clip Blocks? We can use this feature of AutoCAD to create a re-usable pattern that will act in place of a Hatch.