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Hatch Pattern Location and File Path

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04-24-2010 02:20 PM
I am on ACAD 2008 and cannot locate the file folder to add hatch patterns anywhere. Under Tools, Options, File Path, Textures there is no file located there. Any ideas? Thanks, Brian
*Bill Gilliss
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Re: Hatch Pattern Location and File Path

04-24-2010 03:46 PM in reply to: jbaflyer
On 4/24/2010 5:20 PM, jbaflyer wrote:
> I am on ACAD 2008 and cannot locate the file folder to add hatch patterns anywhere. Under Tools, Options, File Path, Textures there is no file located there. Any ideas? Thanks, Brian
>
Textures are not the same as hatches. AutoCAD finds hatches in any
folder in the main Support File Search Path. For ACA 2010, mine are in
C:\Documents and Settings\Bill\application data\autodesk\aca
2010\enu\support\pats, but the way this is handled varies with the
version and the installation options. Search for *.pat files on your C:
drive for starters.

For my own custom hatches, I have a separate folder on my data drive,
D:\CAD\Hatches, which I add to the support file search path for each
installation of AutoCAD. This way, custom hatches don't get creamed when
I uninstall a particular version of AutoCAD, and all versions can share
the same files without duplication.
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Re: Hatch Pattern Location and File Path

04-24-2010 06:22 PM in reply to: jbaflyer
Bill,

I am on Windows 7 and searched .pat and I am returned everything but anything attached to an autocad file folder. I am curious how do you add hatch patterns support file search path? Can you give me a step by step. I know it is under tools and options, but how do you associate the file to the hatch command/window? I am on the 64bit ACAD
*A+P
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Re: Hatch Pattern Location and File Path

04-24-2010 08:16 PM in reply to: jbaflyer
As Bill's reply stated very clearly that Hatch Pattern files with a *.pat
file type extensions are not the same as Texture Maps.
So when you place your Hatch Patterns search path under Texture Maps Search
Path, AutoCAD will not be able to locate your custom *.pat files.
You need to add path H:\AutoCAD Stuff\Hatch Patterns right under Support
File Search Path which is at the top of the Files tab list (see attached).
Then when you start the Hatch command, click on the ... button and click
under the Custom tab, it'll show you all your *.pat files found under path
H:\AutoCAD Stuff\Hatch Patterns.

Paul

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Bill,

I am on Windows 7 and searched .pat and I am returned everything but
anything attached to an autocad file folder. I am curious how do you add
hatch patterns support file search path? Can you give me a step by step. I
know it is under tools and options, but how do you associate the file to the
hatch command/window? I am on the 64bit ACAD
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Hatch Pattern Location and File Path

04-24-2010 09:18 PM in reply to: jbaflyer
Take that link out of the texture category, and recreate it in the search
path category at the top on that Files Tab page.
The restart AutoCAD.

--
Dean Saadallah
http://LTisACAD.blogspot.com
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Re: Hatch Pattern Location and File Path

04-24-2010 09:46 PM in reply to: jbaflyer
Great, Thank you. I got it to work! Thank you again for your help. Brian
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Re: Hatch Pattern Location and File Path

06-26-2012 09:59 AM in reply to: jbaflyer

An additional note: make sure that the directory that stores your new, modified acad.pat file is above the directory that contains the AutoCad default acad.pat file directory.  For simplicity, Add... your new file directory location to the Support File Search Path then click the Move Up button until that directory is at the top, just under the text Support File Search Path.  

 

There is no need to restart AutoCAD after doing this.

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