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Creating Custom Hatch patterns for AutoCAD has never been easier, we have a Free hatch creation tool, available  here. Alternatively there are a selection of free patterns to download. Full installation instructions are available

 

Creating your own hatch pattern files.

 

Listed below is the contents of one of the patterns on our site

 

*HBSTRCES,Stretcher Bond Brickwork - www.CADhatch.com

0,0,0,0,75

90,0,0,225,112.5,75,-75

 

 

We recommend that you use Notepad to create your patterns.

To locate Notepad pick Start....Programs...Accessories...Notepad

 

 

 

*HBSTRCES,Stretcher Bond Brickwork - www.CADhatch.com

0,0,0,0,75

90,0,0,225,112.5,75,-75

 

Pattern Name (starts with an *) *HBSTRCES   IMPORTANT The filename saved on disk should match this exactly eg HBSTRCES.pat

 

*HBSTRCES,Stretcher Bond Brickwork - www.CADhatch.com

0,0,0,0,75

90,0,0,225,112.5,75,-75

 

the pattern name is separated from the description with a comma , you can put anything that describes the pattern.

 

*HBSTRCES,Stretcher Bond Brickwork - www.CADhatch.com

0,0,0,0,75

90,0,0,225,112.5,75,-75

 

The first field shown above is the angle of the line in degrees. Angles are measured  from a horizontal axis and are measured anticlockwise  eg 0 degrees (3 o'clock) =horizontal, 90 degrees (12 o'clock)  = vertical.

 

*HBSTRCES,Stretcher Bond Brickwork - www.CADhatch.com

0,0,0,0,75

90,0,0,225,112.5,75,-75

 

The next field shown above is the X,Y co-ordinates of the line origin, this determines the starting point of the line.

 

*HBSTRCES,Stretcher Bond Brickwork - www.CADhatch.com

0,0,0,0,75

90,0,0,225,112.5,75,-75

 

The next field shown above is the X-Offset and Y-offset values.

As the horizontal line contains no dashes no offset in X direction is required as the line is offset. so 0 is entered.

The parallel line is offset in the vertical Y axis by 75 units.

 

*HBSTRCES,Stretcher Bond Brickwork - www.CADhatch.com

0,0,0,0,75

90,0,0,225,112.5,75,-75

 

Angle of the line in degrees. (90 degrees)

 

*HBSTRCES,Stretcher Bond Brickwork - www.CADhatch.com

0,0,0,0,75

90,0,0,225,112.5,75,-75

 

X,Y co-ordinates of the line origin (0,0)

 

*HBSTRCES,Stretcher Bond Brickwork - www.CADhatch.com

0,0,0,0,75

90,0,0,225,112.5,75,-75

 

X-Offset and Y-offset values. (225,112.5)

 

*HBSTRCES,Stretcher Bond Brickwork - www.CADhatch.com

0,0,0,0,75

90,0,0,225,112.5,75,-75

 

Linetype definition pen down, pen up  (75 line then 75 gap)

 

 

 

 

Creating Custom Hatch  Patterns

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