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I have been searching for a simple 2D tile pattern that I'm unable to find anywhere on the Web (CA, 3rd party, manufacturer); although do have an inquiry with a national tile manufacturer to see if they have the desired pattern file which could be inserted into their manufacturer's Library. The tile pattern is as follows: 6"h/6"h/4"h, staggered/offset bond, lengths of tile/brick could be 12"-14"L. I'd be happy with just the horizontal joints, as verticals would be a bonus. Assistance is appreciated.

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I think you need to show a pic. of it for anyone to make since of it.

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While we are at it,  does  anybody have the pattern in the pic?  Notice the 33% offset.

 

 

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1 hour ago, dshall said:

Here is a good vid by CA dealing with finding materials on line.

 

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/10145/creating-custom-tile-materials.html 

 

However the solution for the PATTERN can be tedious.  

 

If anybody knows of a vid explaining how to make a custom pattern,  that would be super.

 

 

 

 

 

Here's a really good description of how pattern files work and how you can write them yourself without the need for any additional software...

 

http://www.apertedesign.com/2011/12/customizing-pat-files/

 

There are also a small handful of pattern file generators online.  Just do a quick search and you should probably find something you can use.  This guy (or gal) came up with a pretty ingenious method using excel...

http://www.cadhatch.com/hatch-pattern-generator/4588167700

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Thanks, rlackore! Your'e da MAN!  ;) . I managed to update the wall component in order to see how it looks in model elevations and views. Thanks again! 

 

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While we are at it,  does  anybody have the pattern in the pic?  Notice the 33% offset.

 

Scott,

 

Is this just a cad detail that you need a fill pattern for.

Or do you need a material with a fill pattern  and a texture? 

 

Here is a fill pattern only for a cad detail.

Not perfect, but close.

 

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Let me know if you need the material definition with fill pattern and texture.

If you do need the material with that fill pattern, you can apply the fill pattern to the object in plan (or elevation - depending where it was drawn) and then when you apply a material, it will take it's fill pattern (for a vector view) from the fill pattern you applied in the plan view.

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Glenn,  This is great,  thanks a ton.

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By default, Chief uses the same fill pattern that you used in the plan and uses it for the material.

 You will see "(loaded from plan)" in the Define Material dbx..Pattern...Custom Pattern Options...File:

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