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Hexagonal Graph Paper PDF Generator

### Calculating various bits about regular hexagons

Given length of a side **x**...

Tip to tip across the hex is 2**x**.

Height of the hex flat side to flat side is 2**x**(sqrt(3/4)) or about 1.732**x**.

Area of the hex is 1.5(**x**^2 (sqrt(3)) or about 2.56**x**^2.

**Example: Making graph paper with 4 hexes per square inch**

Hexagon with a side length of x... The area of that hex would be about...

2.6 (x^2)

So for 4 hexes per square inch...

4 * 2.6 (x^2) = 1

x^2 = 1/10.4

x^2 = .096

x = .31 inches per side.

**Extra:** 1 sq. in. per hex ~= 0.6204

## Pregenerated Hexagonal Graph Paper

## Customized Output Formats

If you're looking for a program to generate labeled hex grids
in other formats (such as PNG or SVG images), check out

mkhexgrid.

It has some additional options for labeling your grid as well. Last updated over a decade ago, but how much do hexagons change?