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    In trying to export my hatch pattern to Adobe Illustrator so that I can create a seamless pattern in the latter software.

    In order to do that, I make a square in Autocad, fill it with desired hatch pattern, and save the file.

    I open the dwg file in Illustrator, select the hatch fill and make a pattern out of it. But unfortunately, it is not seamless. This is due to the placement of my hatch in Autocad.

    How can I place my autocad hatch in the square so that I can easily export a seamless version in order to create a break free pattern in other software?

    Please don't advise any third party paid software for conversion.

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    Make a pattern from the square and the hatch while in AutoCAD and adjust accordingly.
    Drafting is a breeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDraw View Post
    Make a pattern from the square and the hatch while in AutoCAD and adjust accordingly.
    That's the trouble. How should I "adjust accordingly"? Is it a trial and error method that you are suggesting?

    Please provide a screenshot so I understand better.

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    You would have to be the judge on that. I have no idea of the particulars of what you are dealing with as my mind reading helmet is broken. If you want more definitive suggestions, you will need to provide more information.
    Drafting is a breeze.

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    I need to position the texture in such a way so that I have a square (that is exportable as a pattern unit) which can be repeated vertically and horizontally to create a tiled seamless pattern in other software like photoshop and illustrator

    SCREEN OF HATCH ISSUE.jpg

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    Explode and trim?

    Use a wipeout to mask the portion you don't want to see?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    Explode and trim?

    Use a wipeout to mask the portion you don't want to see?
    But, how will the rest of the tiled hatches get connected to each other?

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    How were you expecting to connect them once you got a representative square ported over to Illustrator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    How were you expecting to connect them once you got a representative square ported over to Illustrator?
    I will make a pattern swatch in Adobe Illustrator.

    A perfect pattern swatch can be made if it is a square textured tile which can make a seamless infinite pattern when these tiles are laid next to each other vertically and horizontally.

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    When you made your hatch pattern originally in AutoCAD did you specify the origin point? See lower left hand corner of the Hatch dialog box where it says "Hatch origin".
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