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Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 10:48:37 AM | Issues creating simple Fill Pattern

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I am having problems creating a simple large dashed pattern (for a type of cable tray), the dash should be the width (in plan) of the cable tray. It seems very basic, not a fancy complex pattern, but after searching through many sites, I cannot find a solution. I am new to Revit, so maybe I am missing something obvious. (Revit version is Revit 201Shadey.

I tried looking for existing patterns, and a 'smoke' pattern was fairly close but had not fully solid dashes. (https://www.revitcity.com/forum_files/144698_fill_settings.JPG).

I tried creating a specific .pat file, but the closest I got was using (type: drafting, units: inches):

*LARGE DASH0, 0,0, 0,.01, .15,-.15

This looked reasonably Ok for horizontal cable trays at some scales, but only partially filled vertical cable trays.Any help would be greatly appreciated on this issue. Thanks.


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Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 3:55:40 PM | Issues creating simple Fill Pattern

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It sounds like you are just showing your layout with lines only rather than actual elements?  Obviously you can do that but this is Revit.

I don't see how you can do this with fill patterns and for single linework only, understand that the linewidth is based on pen widths.

You could create a repeating detail for this.  https://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=42315

I would have probably used real cable trays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtCTlJOvtyQ


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Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 8:19:26 PM | Issues creating simple Fill Pattern

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If you are just try to create a line based pattern, you may try the attached step-by-step tip.

Try this link to download the family file.

https://www.revitcity.com/downloads.php?action=downloadnow&object_id=18185&object_file_type=rfa



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Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 8:20:08 PM | Issues creating simple Fill Pattern

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Thanks for the quick reply.

Let me clarify the issue.I am using the Revit Cable Trays, and have several types set up, using filters, each assigned a separate fill pattern. However, the company where I am an intern, use the required dash pattern for a specific type of cable tray.

I am attaching a (photoshopped) image of the pattern I require. It seems very basic, yet I cannot create it , using the custom pattern in Revit, creating .pat files. or using the HatchKit add-on.

Hopefully there is an easy solution to this problem.



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Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 8:39:06 PM | Issues creating simple Fill Pattern

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Thanks CDWdavid for the detailed description. There is plenty of useful information there.

I am really looking for a fill pattern / .pat type solution, if that is possible. I did come fairly close but didn't succeed.

Any help in that area would be appreciated. Thanks.


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Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 9:21:45 PM | Issues creating simple Fill Pattern

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Hi Penandink,

Have you tried to download that POT, and place on a drawing? The only different would be that you can add a thin lines on both sides, and change the color to dark green. Revit is different from the AutoCAD, the Revit thick lines are all have round corners.



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Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 9:47:48 AM | Issues creating simple Fill Pattern

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Hi CDWdavid,

I did download your annotation family, re-color it and have used it, and it is a solution.

However, it would be preferable if I could find a solution via a fill pattern, as it would allow continued use of the actual cable trays, which would be more flexible.

Thanks for your help and quick response.


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