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Hi there,

 

Just registered and I got a little bit of pressure from someone to do this quickly so I apologize for not lurking / getting accustomed to the forum (rules) first. Not quite sure where to post this question / topic. Feel free to lay into me lol. ^__^

 

Anyways, trying to find a hatch file (for fill pattern on plan view) for this limestone pattern:

 

french_pattern.gif

 

It seems to me that it might not work because it doesn't fit nicely into a square.

 

Thinking about just using CAD square to make it and just copy paste it / fit it together on the plan lol.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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It seems to me that it might not work because it doesn't fit nicely into a square.

 

Nvm, I think I might have it figured out... still got to figure out how to make the file though (or find it)

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Take a look at this thread : 

 

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http://www.cadhatch.com/

        

has free hatches and seamless textures , their free Excel Hatch generator works well too , though I'm, not sure it can make that particular Hatch.

 

M.

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If you have the time you can create the pattern using

psolids with a tile material. Once you have created one

instance of the pattern you can block it and copy it to

create a larger area.

French Hatch Pattern.png

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Here you go: fralime.pat

 

fralime.thumb.PNG.d15819a3ce21e09c7435d804e685b7da.PNG

 

FYI, the pattern file I uploaded is unnecessarily long and complex (32 lines) because the simple version (12 lines), which works perfectly in AutoCAD, draws incorrectly in Chief. I've submitted this to tech support. If anyone uses AutoCAD and is interested, here is the simple version: frenchlimestone.pat

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On 12/6/2017 at 5:49 AM, rlackore said:

Here you go: fralime.pat

 

fralime.thumb.PNG.d15819a3ce21e09c7435d804e685b7da.PNG

 

FYI, the pattern file I uploaded is unnecessarily long and complex (32 lines) because the simple version (12 lines), which works perfectly in AutoCAD, draws incorrectly in Chief. I've submitted this to tech support. If anyone uses AutoCAD and is interested, here is the simple version: frenchlimestone.pat

 

It actually DOES only take 16 lines.  It looks like your original pattern file was just missing 3 of them which seemed to have triggered an odd repetition problem in Chief.  Here's a 16 line version of the same pattern that does work in Chief...

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French Limestone 2.pat

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8 hours ago, Alaskan_Son said:

 

It actually DOES only take 16 lines.  It looks like your original pattern file was just missing 3 of them which seemed to have triggered an odd repetition problem in Chief.  Here's a 16 line version of the same pattern that does work in Chief...

 

Awesome, though it should only take 12 lines. When I submitted a tech ticket with this issue I was told that nobody at Chief understands how pattern files are written, so I guess we can't expect them to troubleshoot or fix the issue.

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2 hours ago, rlackore said:

 

Awesome, though it should only take 12 lines. When I submitted a tech ticket with this issue I was told that nobody at Chief understands how pattern files are written, so I guess we can't expect them to troubleshoot or fix the issue.

 

Oops.  You’re right, you said 12.  I don’t know why I thought you said 16.  Anyway, ya...it takes 16.  At least in that particular arrangement.  I guess yours must have been missing 4 then...or maybe I miscounted.  

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8 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:

 

I guess yours must have been missing 4 then...or maybe I miscounted.  

 

I think the relevant point is that my 12 line pattern file isn't missing anything - it functions perfectly in AutoDesk products, and AutoDesk developed the format. I have several pattern files that work fine in AutoDesk applications but fail in Chief. Whether CA farmed out the "pattern interpreter" work, or licensed a snippet of code, I don't know - but the problem is clearly on their end.

 

pattern.thumb.PNG.df816e2811f1d45477d9d20cf4c7348a.PNG

 

;
; French Limestone by rlansing
;
*FRALIME, French Limestone
0, 0,0, 0,48, -16,24,8
0, 0,8, 0,48, 16,-24,8
0, 0,16, 0,48, -8,32,-8
0, 0,24, 0,48, 8,-16,24
0, 0,32, 0,48, -8,24,-16
0, 0,40, 0,48, 16,-32
90, 0,0, 0,48, 8,-16,24
90, 8,0, 0,48, -8,32,-8
90, 16,0, 0,48, 16,-16,16
90, 24,0, 0,48, -16,16,-16
90, 32,0, 0,48, -24,24
90, 40,0, 0,48, 24,-24

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13 minutes ago, rlackore said:

 

I think the relevant point is that my 12 line pattern file isn't missing anything - it functions perfectly in AutoDesk products, and AutoDesk developed the format. I have several pattern files that work fine in AutoDesk applications but fail in Chief. Whether CA farmed out the "pattern interpreter" work, or licensed a snippet of code, I don't know - but the problem is clearly on their end.

 

pattern.thumb.PNG.df816e2811f1d45477d9d20cf4c7348a.PNG

 

;
; French Limestone by rlansing
;
*FRALIME, French Limestone
0, 0,0, 0,48, -16,24,8
0, 0,8, 0,48, 16,-24,8
0, 0,16, 0,48, -8,32,-8
0, 0,24, 0,48, 8,-16,24
0, 0,32, 0,48, -8,24,-16
0, 0,40, 0,48, 16,-32
90, 0,0, 0,48, 8,-16,24
90, 8,0, 0,48, -8,32,-8
90, 16,0, 0,48, 16,-16,16
90, 24,0, 0,48, -16,16,-16
90, 32,0, 0,48, -24,24
90, 40,0, 0,48, 24,-24

 

Yeah, I  was able to verify that your 12 line version works outside of Chief but I’m honestly not sure HOW it works  since the repeating pattern seems to be composed of 16 line segments.  I’m away from my computer now but I will have to look at the actual pattern file for mine when I get back to the office and see how it differs from yours. 

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