precisely set the angle for the hatched fillling

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I'd like to have an area with a hatching at precisely 60°, so that the lines are parallel to a pre-existing line. The slider in the style panel allows to adjust the angle, but it is difficult to do so in a precise way.

Is there another way, e.g. via a command-line in the input field?

I found the SetDecoration command, but it seems to me that it only allows to specify the pattern, but not the parameters for it.

Thanks a lot for your help

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the angle of hatching ticks go in 5º steps

it is easy to select 60º using the glass magnifier of windows

in the picture the triangle is equilateral/h+VOvRM03cJ+gAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==

but I think the hatching is not accurate


accurate and dynamic alternative with 2 list-commands


I did notice that the the slider seemed to move in 5° steps, apparently without the possibility of getting intermediate values (this is on a mac). However what should have been 60° (third tick after 45°) was in fact more like 58°.

Using the magnifier as you suggested did the trick, although I'm not sure why. The slider does move in discrete steps anyway.

Thank you for your help!

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