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Loading Custom Hatch Patterns


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cablegadson

I am trying to load hatch files from StoneCAD. In the past I have been able to take hatch patterns from various sources and locate them in a file within AutoCAD LT, then use them without issue. I have never touched a .pat file or written anything in notepad or word, just simply copied the .dxf files to a file on my computer and was able to use them through AutoCAD LT 2009. Recently I had to reload the software and I can't figure out where I would go to put these hatch files. Any ideas?

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Custom Hatch patterns/ PAT-extension file rules:

 

1. File name and hatch pattern name must be one and the same.

2. One hatch pattern per file.

3. there must be a single blank line at the end of the definition in the PAT

file.

4. The PAT file(s) must be in AutoCAD's search path.

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Put the .pat file in your support file; next to acadiso.pat would be good. And then it will appear in the custom tab within hatch command.

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johnnybean

Im trying to to the same as above . Found a wood grain custom hatch file online , but i cant locate this ".pat" file everyone talking about . searched acadiso.pat , no results , searched acad.pat , no results . Still looking . Could it be named differantly in Acad 2011 ? im a complete noob at custom hatches , storing and loading them ,aso any help would be greatly appreciated .

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When you find a custom hatch pattern it has a file name all its own. Example: oakgrain.pat

 

This file either should be placed in a folder that is in your AutoCAD support file search path.

 

Use this command (type it EXACTLY as shown) to find where AutoCAD has placed your acad.pat file: (findfile"acad.pat")

 

Once you have the "path" to this file you'll know where to put the custom hatch pattern file you found and downloaded.

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