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Tarka
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Registered: ‎05-27-2008
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Adding hatch Patterns

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06-02-2010 07:04 AM
I dont seem to be able to add hatch patterns to the ACAD.pat file, I have found some good ones I need, but having tried cutting and pasting into the file, they dont seem to load into the drawings.

Any advice welcome!
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Adding hatch Patterns

06-02-2010 07:10 AM in reply to: Tarka
No need to add anything. Simply put all of those downloads in a folder that
AutoCAD searches, then use the Hatch command's Custom option to browse
through them and use them.

--
Dean Saadallah
http://LTisACAD.blogspot.com
--
*Nathan
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Re: Adding hatch Patterns

06-02-2010 07:46 AM in reply to: Tarka
Am I correct that it can't load any extra in that file.
I think this was a change in about v2005-7 somewhere.
They are now loaded under the custom tab.

"Dean Saadallah" wrote in message
news:6401312@discussion.autodesk.com...
No need to add anything. Simply put all of those downloads in a folder that
AutoCAD searches, then use the Hatch command's Custom option to browse
through them and use them.

--
Dean Saadallah
http://LTisACAD.blogspot.com
--
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Adding hatch Patterns

06-02-2010 09:09 AM in reply to: Tarka
Not sure: I have not added to the core ACAD.PAT file in a very long time
once I discovered it was no longer needed.

--
Dean Saadallah
http://LTisACAD.blogspot.com
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Tarka
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Registered: ‎05-27-2008
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Re: Adding hatch Patterns

06-02-2010 09:48 AM in reply to: Tarka
Thanks peeps, I will give it a go!

Cheers!
*A+P
Message 6 of 8 (30,449 Views)

Re: Adding hatch Patterns

06-02-2010 03:49 PM in reply to: Tarka
You can add it to acad.pat but that would increase the Hatch dialog box
loading time since the command will have to display all the patterns it
finds. To eliminate this slowness, custom hatch patterns should be saved as
separate *.pat files and only loaded to be displayed in the Custom Hatch
pattern dialog box when needed.

Paul

"Nathan" wrote in message
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Am I correct that it can't load any extra in that file.
I think this was a change in about v2005-7 somewhere.
They are now loaded under the custom tab.

"Dean Saadallah" wrote in message
news:6401312@discussion.autodesk.com...
No need to add anything. Simply put all of those downloads in a folder that
AutoCAD searches, then use the Hatch command's Custom option to browse
through them and use them.

--
Dean Saadallah
http://LTisACAD.blogspot.com
--
*Dean Saadallah
Message 7 of 8 (30,449 Views)

Re: Adding hatch Patterns

06-03-2010 06:15 AM in reply to: Tarka
There is no degradation, or improvement, in hatch pattern load times in
R2011 if you use the new feature Hatch Ribbon: it comes down to pure
quantities, the fewer you have the less-slow it operates.

Dialog box still works the best.

--
Dean Saadallah
http://LTisACAD.blogspot.com
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Tarka
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎05-27-2008
Message 8 of 8 (30,422 Views)

Re: Adding hatch Patterns

06-07-2010 03:09 AM in reply to: *A+P

Cheers guys, but I still have a few problems,

 

I cant write to the .PAT file because I cant save in the correct file format, and I cant find out what format it requires because the bloody help system doesnt contain anything at all on the subject.

 

I could copy them into a folder that autocad searches, but how do I find out or dictate what file it searches for them?

Again, the help system is no use.

 

If you could tell me how to load specific *.pat files into autoCAD drawings I could give that a go, that makes most sense to me to be honest, these qarent all hatches that I would use regularly.

I would have looked on the help system for that but guess what! Its useless.

 

If anyone could help with any of this, or point me to a walkthrough or something, I would be very grateful.

 

Cheers!

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