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    Semi-Rigid Hatch

    Does anyone know where I can find a .pat file for semi-rigid insulation that looks more like the standard CAD insulation (ie like the attached pic)? I've tried making my own hatch patterns in the past with limited success (I have trouble wrapping my brain around the syntax and visualizing the end result). If anyone knows of a ready made file I'd be eternally grateful.
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    Download Pyrevit...draw out the lines in a drafting view or plan view...run the fill pattern tool. Make your own without having to figure out angles, offsets, and dashes, etc...

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    Fyi- a specifically boundaried pattern like that (dependant on lines starting on both ends) is going to be a PITA in Revit, as you might need a bunch of different hatches for different thicknesses of materials. AND you need them all set to orient to object, or it will be wrong.

    I would bite the bullet and switch to a more generic hatch pattern.

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    To add to Aaron's comment....if you do use that pattern and it is a set size. I would suggest using it in a linebased detail item so you can lock the fill pattern to the specific size and not use it for material cut patterns. I've done the same thing with a plywood cut that is liked from the CAD days.

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    Why not just use a line based family and array those lines without a fill pattern?Click image for larger version. 

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    Because then you are basically saying in EVERY section and detail the model will get completely drafted over, since there isn't a good enough cut pattern to let the modeled object stand on its own. Which is crazy.

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    I just use a simple cross hatch pattern because the guy in the field doesn't know the difference or care. In the end the hatch pattern doesn't determine if it gets built. We're lucky if any similarity between what's drawn and built is more than coincidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidLarson View Post
    I just use a simple cross hatch pattern because the guy in the field doesn't know the difference or care. In the end the hatch pattern doesn't determine if it gets built. We're lucky if any similarity between what's drawn and built is more than coincidence.
    Second that. I got better things to do (coordinating consultants) than redraft components to make it look like we use to in CAD.

    But to answer OP's question, we do have a line based detail component with an array of lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Because then you are basically saying in EVERY section and detail the model will get completely drafted over, since there isn't a good enough cut pattern to let the modeled object stand on its own. Which is crazy.

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    OK, fair point. However, Revit has a detail item for insulation which is the same thing, so it's an alternative for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim123 View Post
    OK, fair point. However, Revit has a detail item for insulation which is the same thing, so it's an alternative for that.
    But the insulation tool is just "adding" more detail vs "covering up". Something I try to do with all my detail items, such as CMU joints vs entire CMU blocks that just cover up the wall material. Of course then I had that LB detail item that was funky...built it and nobody uses it..

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