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Message 1 of 8 (1,433 Views)

AutoCad 2007 Hatch Patterns

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05-22-2006 01:04 PM
In the past, if I wanted to add an established hatch pattern that didn't come in the box I added it to the ACAD.PAT file and there it was ready to use. I have tried that in 2007 and the new pattern isn't available. I have even changed the name of the ACAD.PAT file it see if Hatch would work in AutoCad and it does work so I am obviously not adding the Hatch pattern to the correct file. What am I doing wrong?
*Gary Fowler
Message 2 of 8 (1,433 Views)

Re: AutoCad 2007 Hatch Patterns

05-22-2006 01:15 PM in reply to: shilsis
Use toolpalettes or designcenter. And make sure the pattern files are
located in a support path.
This way you can use individual hatch patterns. These are placed on our
network.
--

Gary


wrote in message news:5182487@discussion.autodesk.com...
In the past, if I wanted to add an established hatch pattern that didn't
come in the box I added it to the ACAD.PAT file and there it was ready to
use. I have tried that in 2007 and the new pattern isn't available. I have
even changed the name of the ACAD.PAT file it see if Hatch would work in
AutoCad and it does work so I am obviously not adding the Hatch pattern to
the correct file. What am I doing wrong?
*Dean Saadallah
Message 3 of 8 (1,433 Views)

Re: AutoCad 2007 Hatch Patterns

05-22-2006 01:25 PM in reply to: shilsis
Make sure the pattern files are located in your AutoCAD
support paths, they should be accessible in BHATCH command
under the Custom option if you want to do the pop-up thing.

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Dean Saadallah
Add-on products for LT
http://www.pendean.com/lt
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*Warren Trost
Message 4 of 8 (1,433 Views)

Re: AutoCad 2007 Hatch Patterns

05-22-2006 02:36 PM in reply to: shilsis
(findfile "acad.pat")

Checks which file is being referenced.

wrote in message news:5182487@discussion.autodesk.com...
In the past, if I wanted to add an established hatch pattern that didn't
come in the box I added it to the ACAD.PAT file and there it was ready to
use. I have tried that in 2007 and the new pattern isn't available. I have
even changed the name of the ACAD.PAT file it see if Hatch would work in
AutoCad and it does work so I am obviously not adding the Hatch pattern to
the correct file. What am I doing wrong?
*George Drayton
Message 5 of 8 (1,433 Views)

Re: AutoCad 2007 Hatch Patterns

05-22-2006 07:24 PM in reply to: shilsis
If your are working in a metric DWG then te hatches are stored in
acadiso.pat

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George Drayton CD-CAD Ltd New Zealand
"Warren Trost" wrote in message
news:5182619@discussion.autodesk.com...
(findfile "acad.pat")

Checks which file is being referenced.

wrote in message news:5182487@discussion.autodesk.com...
In the past, if I wanted to add an established hatch pattern that didn't
come in the box I added it to the ACAD.PAT file and there it was ready to
use. I have tried that in 2007 and the new pattern isn't available. I have
even changed the name of the ACAD.PAT file it see if Hatch would work in
AutoCad and it does work so I am obviously not adding the Hatch pattern to
the correct file. What am I doing wrong?
*Ralph Sanchez
Message 6 of 8 (1,433 Views)

Re: AutoCad 2007 Hatch Patterns

05-23-2006 05:31 AM in reply to: shilsis
The ACAD.PAT should be in a hidden folder deep within the Documents and
Settings\yourlogin labyrinth. To find it, first start Windows Explorer and
go to Tools / Folder Options / File Types, and ensure that hidden files are
shown. Then dig down into "c:\documents and settings\yourlogin\application
data"

Your best bet, however, may be to define all of your custom hatch patterns
in their own file(s) so that you don't have to append the autodesk-supplied
acad.pat every time you upgrade.

--
Ralph Sanchez
http://www.texupport.net
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wrote in message news:5182487@discussion.autodesk.com...
In the past, if I wanted to add an established hatch pattern that didn't
come in the box I added it to the ACAD.PAT file and there it was ready to
use. I have tried that in 2007 and the new pattern isn't available. I have
even changed the name of the ACAD.PAT file it see if Hatch would work in
AutoCad and it does work so I am obviously not adding the Hatch pattern to
the correct file. What am I doing wrong?
*Gary Fowler
Message 7 of 8 (1,433 Views)

Re: AutoCad 2007 Hatch Patterns

05-23-2006 07:20 AM in reply to: shilsis
Also if you want to do a little coding you can create your own hatch making
utility.
This one uses individual hatch patterns that are placed in the search path.

Others have said, but I never modify AutoCAD files.

--

Gary


"Gary Fowler" wrote in message
news:5182500@discussion.autodesk.com...
Use toolpalettes or designcenter. And make sure the pattern files are
located in a support path.
This way you can use individual hatch patterns. These are placed on our
network.
--

Gary


wrote in message news:5182487@discussion.autodesk.com...
In the past, if I wanted to add an established hatch pattern that didn't
come in the box I added it to the ACAD.PAT file and there it was ready to
use. I have tried that in 2007 and the new pattern isn't available. I hav=

e
even changed the name of the ACAD.PAT file it see if Hatch would work in
AutoCad and it does work so I am obviously not adding the Hatch pattern to
the correct file. What am I doing wrong?
*Gary Fowler
Message 8 of 8 (1,433 Views)

Re: AutoCad 2007 Hatch Patterns

05-23-2006 07:25 AM in reply to: shilsis
Sorry please remove this post

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Gary


"Gary Fowler" wrote in message
news:5183176@discussion.autodesk.com...
Also if you want to do a little coding you can create your own hatch making
utility.
This one uses individual hatch patterns that are placed in the search path.

Others have said, but I never modify AutoCAD files.

--

Gary


"Gary Fowler" wrote in message
news:5182500@discussion.autodesk.com...
Use toolpalettes or designcenter. And make sure the pattern files are
located in a support path.
This way you can use individual hatch patterns. These are p
laced on our
network.
--

Gary


wrote in message news:5182487@discussion.autodesk.com...
In the past, if I wanted to add an established hatch pattern that didn't
come in the box I added it to the ACAD.PAT file and there it was ready to
use. I have tried that in 2007 and the new pattern isn't available. I hav=

e
even changed the name of the ACAD.PAT file it see if Hatch would work in
AutoCad and it does work so I am obviously not adding the Hatch pattern to
the correct
file. What am I doing wrong?

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