I'm using 2000i and I made a hatch pattern that resembles diamond floor
plate. I put the file in the Support folder. When using the Hatch command
I click on the Swatch box and the Hatch Pattern Palette dialog box comes up.
Under the Custom tab is the file I put in the Support folder. Highlight the
pattern you want and click OK.
Hope this helps.
If you would like, I will send you my pattern. This may help you to
determine if your problem is your pattern or not. I don't know where you
got your pattern files, but I think Adobe Photoshop names some of its files
as .pat, which would not be compatible with AutoCAD.
I was putting the file in the wrong directory. Autocad 2004 doesnt have onlu
autocad2004/support directory but another one al well called
autocad2004/userdatacache/support. I was putting the file in the last one
where there are the default *.pat files, I was wrong. The right directory to
put the custom *.pat files is autocad2004/support.
AFAIK, there is nothing in 2004 that would prevent the use of any hatch
pattern that works with earlier versions. It's a pretty universal format.
One thing to check: be sure there's at least one extra blank line at the end
of your .pat file.
Hmm. That would explain those times when you're designing a hatch pattern on
the fly, and the code
looks perfect, but the app gives you a warning about an invalid
Thanks for that one.
Is it my imagination or is there a limit to the number of characters per
line while making a hatch pattern? When making my pattern I used some
spacing to line up some x and y coordinates. The only way I could get the
pattern to work is to cut some of the spaces out so each line contained no
more than about 81 or 82 characters. Have you ever run into this?
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