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Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 3:00:02 PM | Custom hatch of odd tile size

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So I have  this great .lsp program I downloaded for CAD that lets you draw lines in a 1" x 1" square and then export to a .pat file, but the problem is, I need to create a hatch pattern for tiles that are 13"x20" and that won't fit at any scale into the 1"x1" tile. How does one go about creating an odd-sized tile hatch?


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Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 3:15:41 PM | Custom hatch of odd tile size

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Manage tab / additional settings / fillpatterns / new / simple name it / line angle 0 / crosshatch / linespacing1 =13" / linespacing 2= 20"


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Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 3:41:00 PM | Custom hatch of odd tile size

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Hi, sorry let me clarify: The tiles need to be offset, like in the image below. Unfortunately, in this image right now they are just lines, and not a hatch pattern...



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Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 4:00:13 PM | Custom hatch of odd tile size

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Sorry but that image is totally confusing.  It makes no sense at all.

Are you saying you want a running bond of 13"x20" tile?  That would be more descriptive if that is what you want.

For that, I usually find a running bond pattern, like concrete block, and modify the numbers to match what I need.  .... substitute 13" for 8" and 20" for 16" ... beaware of the pattern shift which was also 8" and in your case needs to be 10" << This is the only one you have to worry about getting wrong.


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Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 5:28:38 PM | Custom hatch of odd tile size

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I feel like I'm always coming here to plug this plug-in... look up Hatch22.  It lets you draw custom hatches in revit, save those drawings as pats, and use them immediately in your project.

 

It imports 3-4 new line types.  You draw your boundary with the imported boundary line type, and your hatch lines with the Hatch22 dashed linetype (why solid doesn't work for me I don't know, but don't worry, the hatch doesn't come out dashed)   Select what you've drawn, open up the plugin, and "Make Hatch from Selection."  What's super nice about this is that it has the option of generating a model hatch or a regular pat.  Model hatches are at the exact scale at which it was drawn.  A huge relief.

 

It's free--I've used it for a couple years--it hasn't destroyed any of my projects or even had a single hitch.

http://mertens3d.com/tools/tools.php


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Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 6:22:17 PM | Custom hatch of odd tile size

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Wow. Just wow. Where has that program been my whole life? Thank you so much!


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Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 6:28:20 PM | Custom hatch of odd tile size

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itsmyalter -  I have seen hatches from this program go crazy when exported to CAD so be aware of this potential.


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Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 6:46:59 PM | WWHub

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Quoting WWHub from 2012-07-17 13:28:20

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itsmyalter -  I have seen hatches from this program go crazy when exported to CAD so be aware of this potential.

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That's right--I forget this sometimes.  We do so little cad exporting in our office (or when we do it's for consultants' reference) that I'm comfortable with it.  But it might be a deal-breaker to many. 


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Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 6:59:52 PM | Custom hatch of odd tile size

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I'd rather pass the headache on down the line to people still using CAD. I understand the benefits of being able to import old CAD hatches, etc., but the process of creating new ones in Revit is essentially computer programming because those dumb .pat files are so complex. It should be an intuitive/graphic process in an otherwise intelligent program, not a holdout from CAD days. 


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Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 11:10:27 PM | Custom hatch of odd tile size

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Here you go:

 

;%VERSION=3.0

;%UNITS=INCH

*ARCHIN00B,13x20 vertical running bond

;%TYPE=MODEL

;        Pattern written by HatchKit v2.7 Hatch Pattern Editor

;        HatchKit v2.7 Hatch Pattern Editor(c) Cadro Pty Ltd 1990-2012.

;        www.hatchkit.com.au

;-Comment =RevitCity 18July2012

;-Template=NEW,

;-Date    =18/07/2012

;-Time    =9:02:57 AM

;-HatchKitVersion=2.7.1.1995

;-----------------------------------------------------------------

0,0,0,13,10,13,-13

90,13,0,0,13

 

Note vertical solid lines Smile

 

 

 


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Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 10:27:57 PM | Custom hatch of odd tile size

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WWHub (or others),

Can you provide me an example of where this has gone wrong when importing to acad?

info@mertens3d.com

Thanks

...gregory


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