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    how to create custom patterns? *.pat file...

    does anybody know if it´s possible to create custom patterns using AutoCad? Or any other graphical tool to create *.pat files

    #2
    Try Hatch22.
    Juan Carlos Moreno
    Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
    Sisley Cosmetics

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      #3
      Originally posted by JCM View Post
      Try Hatch22.
      Second... works like a charm!
      Martijn de Riet
      Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
      MdR Advies
      Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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        #4
        Funny, I've only just started playing with that myself for the first time today as well! :laugh:

        The question that's not answered (by using hatch 22) is how to work the patterns that you create into the Revit.pat file and have that available to all from the get go (at or after install)

        I imagine (?) it's a simple case of copy/paste, no?

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          #5
          You can open the .pat file in a text editor and copy clip the pattern... or you can transfer project standards...
          -Alex Cunningham

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            #6
            Originally posted by snowyweston View Post
            Funny, I've only just started playing with that myself for the first time today as well! :laugh:

            The question that's not answered (by using hatch 22) is how to work the patterns that you create into the Revit.pat file and have that available to all from the get go (at or after install)

            I imagine (?) it's a simple case of copy/paste, no?
            You can put custom .pat files into your own folder location, then create a "new fill pattern" hit "custom" and path to its location.
            or
            You can edit the default .pat file location. Open your .pat file in "notepad" and copy/paste into Revit default .pat file. Make sure you turn off "read only" first or you won't be able to save changes.
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            Last edited by mark b; December 13, 2011, 10:04 PM.
            Mark Balsom

            If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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              #7
              I have used Hatch 22 before and it works pretty well for "stacked" pattern,then I have attempted to make a running bond pattern a few times, and they all came back stacking on the top of each other, and it just doesn't work no matter what I tried. Maybe I am missing something there.
              In order to make a running bond pattern, I ended up using Hatchmaker from Autocad, save it as a pat file, add a %TYP=model at the top of the text. Then import it to Revit for the new modeling pattern. it works fairly well with some extra work but it is free.
              (Just FYI, the above process with the extra note %TYPE=MODEL only applies when you are making a modeling pattern, NOT drafting pattern)
              Philip Chan
              Practice Technology Manager | HKS
              http://phil-osophyinbim.blogspot.com/

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                #8
                Originally posted by Parametric Snowman View Post
                I have used Hatch 22 before and it works pretty well for "stacked" pattern,then I have attempted to make a running bond pattern a few times, and they all came back stacking on the top of each other, and it just doesn't work no matter what I tried. Maybe I am missing something there.
                (Just FYI, the above process with the extra note %TYPE=MODEL only applies when you are making a modeling pattern, NOT drafting pattern)
                Running Bond is easy in Hatch 22 check this post and image
                Mark Balsom

                If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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                  #9
                  Cool! I will have to try it later. I thought it was broken...
                  Philip Chan
                  Practice Technology Manager | HKS
                  http://phil-osophyinbim.blogspot.com/

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                    #10
                    HatchKit contains a Brick and Tile wizard for stacked and running bonds - just fill in the numbers and return the finished pattern directly to Revit without wrestling with .PAT files.

                    There's much more - fill details sketched in Revit can be passed to HatchKit for pattern specification generation and again returned directly to Revit without wrestling with .PAT files.

                    Very large patterns can be generated and loaded without encountering the Revit Fill manager or its scaling limits.

                    More details and free demonstration at the HatchKit Demonstration webpage.
                    Last edited by hugha; April 1, 2015, 01:19 AM.

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