RevitCity.com Logo

Home  |  Forums  |  Downloads  |  Gallery  |  News & Articles  |  Resources  |  Jobs  |  FAQ  |  SearchSearch  |  Join  |  LoginLogin

Welcome !

243 Users Online (93 Members): Show Users Online - Most ever was 626 - Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:00:17 PM

 

Forums

Forums >> Community >> The Studio >> convert CAD file to PAT file for surface patterns in Revit

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |

Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 3:18:18 PM | convert CAD file to PAT file for surface patterns in Revit

#1

tinninttu


active

Joined: Mon, Jun 30, 2008
35 Posts
No Rating


how would you go about creating a surface pattern in Cad and then converting it to a .pat file to be used as a surface pattern in revit for an exterior wall surface?

Thank you Smile  


This user is offline

 

Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 8:13:00 PM | convert CAD file to PAT file for surface patterns in Revit

#2

NKramer


active

Joined: Wed, Oct 10, 2007
285 Posts
4 Stars: 9 Votes


Create in cad, copy to HatchKit, create hatch .pat file, import .pat file to Revit.

 

HatchKit costs about $100 but is worth it if you have a decent sized firm and dont want to learn the text formating of patterns.

 http://www.cadro.com.au/hatchkit/

 

HTH

Nick

 


This user is offline

View Website

Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:15:41 PM | convert CAD file to PAT file for surface patterns in Revit

#3

cadpro78


active
cadpro78 Avatar

Joined: Thu, Aug 7, 2008
26 Posts
3 Stars: 2 Votes


Okay I have the demo for Hatchkit and I am trying to create a hatch. I have created the pattern I want in ACAD, then I tried to copy the pattern to Hatchkit, but it doesn't get copied in? What do you mean by copy? Like Copy and Paste???


-----------------------------------

Tim McDougald

CHILDREY ROBINSON ASSOCIATES

1212 Kenilworth Avenue

Charlotte, NC  28204

 

This user is offline

View Website

Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 6:37:57 PM | convert CAD file to PAT file for surface patterns in Revit

#4

NKramer


active

Joined: Wed, Oct 10, 2007
285 Posts
4 Stars: 9 Votes


You have to use the Windows Clipboard option from the file menu to get the pattern into hatch kit. Then you have to define the extents of the repeating portions with the red and blue lines. After that you just need to export the file as a .pat.

 

Let me know if that works for you.

 

Nick


This user is offline

View Website

Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 6:50:30 PM | convert CAD file to PAT file for surface patterns in Revit

#5

JRMello


active

Joined: Thu, Jun 12, 2008
98 Posts
No Rating


If you have an AutoCAD .pat file that you want to use in Revit, just open it in Notepad and add the line:

;%TYPE=MODEL

or

;%TYPE=DRAFTING

on the second line. Save the file, and you should be able to import it into Revit. 


This user is offline

View Website

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |



Similar Threads

Thread/Thread Starter

Forum

Last Post

Replies

create/ convert hatch patterns (.pat) to revit fill patterns

Revit Building >> Tips & Tricks

Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 4:29:00 PM

4

Import PAT File

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 3:42:43 PM

2

Revit 2012, cannot import custom pattern from .pat file

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 2:31:18 AM

8

Is there a way to preview .pat files / hatch patterns in thumbnails in a folder?

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 4:01:26 PM

3

How to scale Hatch Patterns already loaded in file?

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 8:11:31 PM

8

Site Stats

Members:

1652026

Objects:

22102

Forum Posts:

151693

Job Listings:

3

Sponsored Ads

Home | Forums | Downloads | Gallery | News & Articles | Resources | Jobs | Search | Advertise | About RevitCity.com | Link To Us | Site Map | Member List | Firm List | Contact Us

Copyright 2003-2010 Pierced Media LC, a design company. All Rights Reserved.

Page generation time: 2.9142

Login

User Name:

Password:

Remember Me  

Forgot Password?

Search Forums

Advanced Search

Search Forums

Advanced Search


Clear Highlights


Clear Highlights