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Thread: How do I extract a .PAT file from revit ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPwuzhere View Post
    There is a little trick I discovered on how to get pat files from Revit (in case you were not the originator of the pattern file)...

    Select multiple views for DWG export that has the pattern you want to get... Don't just select one! The pat files will disappear too fast!
    Open one explore window with where your exporting the DWG....open another one to save the PAT files....
    What will happen is you will see the DWG being saved, then PAT files, and when the PCP file is saved the PAT files disappear. I copy and paste all the PAT files into my other open window.

    Now, open the CAD file you just exported and find the fill your wanting to acquire. The pattern name is FP_(x)...you will find that same pattern name in the PAT files you copied over...

    Voila! You have the pattern that you don't have to spend forever trying to recreate...

    EDIT: The reason for the multiple files....when you try to copy and paste Windows will lose the info on what is getting copied...but the next view is the same pat files, so you have time to paste.
    great tip! maybe post it in the tips/tricks forum? *rep

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    gregory,

    I am still having issue when it comes to creating running bond pattern.
    I followed Thread #8 From Mark but still didn't quite figure it out why it isn't working...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parametric Snowman View Post
    gregory,

    I am still having issue when it comes to creating running bond pattern.
    I followed Thread #8 From Mark but still didn't quite figure it out why it isn't working...
    Make sure you use the correct Hatch22 line styles from drafting line styles selection. Looking at you screen capture you are using the continuious line style for your brick pattern, use the DASHED line for this as it is actually a dshed pattern. Make sure the colors match mine and it should work.
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    I agree with Mark B.

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    Thanks Mark,

    I tried it last night and I got it to work by switching it to dashed line. but my other question is what if I am want the runnind bond pattern to be continuous line? Do I still use dashed line or continuous line now?

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    If you mean you don"t want to see the motar joint, then still use dashed line, but the ends, top and bottom need to be "on" the boundry line. So the first brick (vertical dash line) will be 1 brick + 1 joint long and 1 brick + 1 joint high. The second coarse 1brick + 1 joint high.
    The first brick "length" and second brick "height" form the "boundry line"

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    Actually (if i understand his no-mortar joint question correctly), then the horizontal lines could/should be continuous since that's how they will actually appear.

    In autocad it would matter. If you'd create a long (continuous) horizontal hatch line with a bunch of short lines, then the drawn hatch wouldn't be as efficient....which would theoretically slow down screen drawing.

    Because I can't 'explode' a hatch in Revit, I don't know if it optimizes itself or not.

    But...to be safe...and clean...I'd make the horizontal lines continuous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mertens3d View Post
    Actually (if i understand his no-mortar joint question correctly), then the horizontal lines could/should be continuous since that's how they will actually appear.

    In autocad it would matter. If you'd create a long (continuous) horizontal hatch line with a bunch of short lines, then the drawn hatch wouldn't be as efficient....which would theoretically slow down screen drawing.

    Because I can't 'explode' a hatch in Revit, I don't know if it optimizes itself or not.

    But...to be safe...and clean...I'd make the horizontal lines continuous.
    Thanks Gregory, I stand corrected. It does work as dashed, but you are correct "be safe".

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    Gregory,

    Got it working now!!!! Thanks for your comments! FYI, the hoz line really need to be continuous...

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    Great Tip

    Quote Originally Posted by elton williams View Post
    great tip! maybe post it in the tips/tricks forum? *rep
    I absolutely love it.

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