Larry_Sweeney

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Dpes anyone have a plywood .pat file they would care to share? If CA has one I was unable to locate it. Thank you.

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Larry:

 

If you are talking about a pattern for PW when looking at the large flat side of a sheet, why not just use one of Chief's provided wood patterns but make the scale quite large?

 

If you are looking for a pattern for the edge of PW, I would suggest using the horizontal line fill and scale it as desired (e.g., use 1/8" for 1/8" plys).

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Curt.....It was for a plywood cross section. I remember in AC the "plywood cross section" pattern was three or four horizontal lines with diagonal lines between the horizontal  lines or something close to that. Can't believe CA doesn't have one. In the past I've used the "wavy wood" lines horizontally, but I'm not crazy about it.

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Larry:

 

Select your PW material > Plan Materials > Plywood > Edit > Pattern > Custom > Browse to Chief's folder call ChiefFill.pat > scroll down to the plywood pattern > change the scale to 0.0125 and you'll get an edge pattern that has 5 plies if you are using 3/4" plywood.  If you are using a different thickness and/or a different # of plies, you will have to experiment with the scaling.  I am assuming you are wanting this for a cross section detail.

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Here's a couple of images to go with what I was describing:

 

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Curt....That's exactly what I'm looking for, but when I go to my "custom" ,pat file area all I see is what is shown in the attachment. Am I not looking in the correct area. I'm going to Fill Style, Custom, Browse. Is there more somewhere?

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Larry:

 

Actually, Chief provides us with a pretty good assortment of patterns we can use.  Joey or ???? someone posted a file of images of all of the Chief patterns that can be used in all of those folders.  I think I saved it and if I can find it, I will post it here in your thread.  This was done awhile back on the old forum.

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Larry:

 

Did you see the edit I did to my earlier post.  Click on the "ChiefFill.pat" folder, then the plywood fill pattern.

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Curt...Sorry. You were giving me all the correct info. I finally found it.  I was having a "brain fart" moment or too much coffee. Many thanks. Have a great day.

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Larry:

 

Here's the PDF file of the patterns Chief gives us when you browse through the various pattern folders.  I wish I could remember who put this together as it took a little bit of his time to do it and I am thankful for that.

 

Fill Hatch Patterns Cheat Sheets.pdf

 

Here's a PDF I created of an old thread on ChiefTalk that has some valuable information posted by Tim O'Donnell regarding how to create pattern files.  You may not know who Tim was but when I started using Chief back in 2001, Tim was one of the power users who always seemed to come up with solutions to all sorts of things users were trying to do with Chief.  Many of us who remember Tim would love to still have him participating here on ChiefTalk.  Tim had a falling away with Chief and went his own way.  He used to have a Yahoo groups forum for Chief but I don't know whether or not that forum is still active.

 

4-27-01_TimO-PatternFiles.pdf

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Too much coffee and brain farts are totally acceptable ... you have a great day as well.

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Curt.......Thanks for the .pdfs. I saved them and will put both to good use. I do remember Tim from my earlier days on Chieftalk. Appreciate all your time in helping out this old guy.

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Larry:

 

Here's a little more information about your problem.  You should really save this link for future reference as well:

 

http://www.youtube.com/embed/Xv1tMioGgXI?rel=0

 

I probably should have posted this in the Chatroom forum but OH WELL ... I think I am having a senior moment and forgot to ... already.

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Yeah, that's was good. I knew there must be lot's of my friends I should send that to, but I forgot who they were. :)

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