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Old 07-05-2006, 01:31 PM
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Question Installing new hatch patterns?

I'm trying to download and install new hatch patterns. I'm using Autocad 2004 and Windows XP. I need to get a wood hatch, at the very least, possible more. Can anyone help?
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:12 PM
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Are you looking for patterns to download? Or are you trying to install ones you already have?
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:56 AM
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I want to download hatches and install them.
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:13 AM
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There are many hatch patterns available through Cadalyst's Get the Code section, or you can check these out:

Free
http://www.caddepot.com/cgi-bin/cfil...cgi?0,40,0,0,2
http://www.cadtoolsonline.com/free.htm

Fee
http://hatchpatterns.com/
http://www.autocadhatchpatterns.com/

Just download the patterns into whatever folder you keep your customizations in. If that folder is in AutoCAD's support file search path (Options, file tab) the patterns will be available under the custom tab in the hatch pattern dialog box.
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Old 07-07-2006, 01:20 PM
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and you can also copy/paste them into the acad.pat file, which can be useful if you are sharing drawings within the network. Update one file, the have everyone save that to their pathed support folder. (just a thought, but works well in our office)
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:36 PM
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There are some comments in ACAD.PAT describing how to include extra patterns in the [Predefined] pulldown list along with the standard patterns but one problem with adding hatches to ACAD.PAT is that reinstalls will overwrite standard files, including ACAD.PAT.

Custom patterns are actually much easier to manage:

- Create a dedicated directory for hatch patterns anywhere on your file system and add the directory to ACAD's [Tools]>Options [Files]+Support File Search Path
- Store your hatch pattern files in that directory with each individual pattern stored in a separate file with the filename matching the pattern name (so for instance, a pattern named LEAVES is the only pattern in LEAVES.PAT).

When hatching, select Predefined or Custom Type as required, then an individual hatch. The standard patterns are available from the Predefined menu as usual and your non-standard patterns will be listed in the Custom menu.

Also, check out DesignCenter on the Tools menu where you can hatch by dragging from a hatch pattern file.

Links to hatch pattern collections are here

http://www.cadro.com.au/hatchkit/HatLinks.html






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Old 07-20-2006, 08:41 AM
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If you migrate correctly, your hatch patterns will transfer. In order to do this, you need to place them in the correct location in the acad.pat file.
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