this does not work. I've pasted my custom .pat files (that I've used for years) into every known file folder and they still don't show up. I don't even have a "CUSTOM" hatch pattern tab on the BHATCH command window. Any other ideas?
OPTIONS command's FILES tab, top listing for "Support File Search path" are the only folders your session of AutoCAD looks for PAT files. You can either add a folder to this list or use one that is already there. Screenshot #1.
HATCH command's pop-up has a Custom option, see screenshot #2. The Ribbon does not, it list all it can find.
Thank you, I finally figured it out myself.
For FUTURE readers, the trick is to do the following:
Put your PAT files into any folder on your computer (I made a new folder within my documents)
CLICK: the FILES tab
CLICK: on the "-" sign beside the first category called "Support File Search Path" to show all the files inside that folder.
CLICK: (on the right side) "ADD"
CLICK: BROWSE (go find the folder you made that has all your PAT files in it).
I then found my custom hatch paterns under the locations as shown in the screen shots that were posted above.
HOPE THIS HELPS! Thanks again for all the help!
BY THE WAY,
I learned this bit of the puzzle by googling it on YouTube! It was about the third video down in the list and didn't have any sound, but if you read the comments that flash up, it was quite easy. (I'm not a computer guru, but only had to watch the video twice.
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