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Hello.

I can`t get .pat files working:

First of all I can`t load .pat I created in Photoshop.It just does not appear in Hatch Patterns palette.tiles 300x300.pat.zip

Second — I can`t get downloaded .pat created somewhere for Autocad working. HT3002ET.pat.zipWhen I hatch with it my pattern appears to be 1300 mm + by 1300 mm + instead of 300x300 as it is the pattern. In order to get it 300x300 I have to change a scale in Edit Pattern tool to 0,039. Which is really strange value in terms of scale.

 

Further actions with hatch patterns lead FormZ to crash. Reports being sent to support.

 

No beta plugins

Fresh Yosemite

Restarted recently.

Lots of free RAM

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Hi Anton,

 

Yes, only vector AutoCad Hatch PATtern files can be used, and not ones for Photoshop.

 

We will look into the scale issue and check for your crash reports to see what is going on there.   Thanks for bringing that to our attention.

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The only question left is: am I able to create .pat files with software I have? If — yes than — how?

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Hi Anton,

 

Yes, if you follow the tutorials for creating vector hatch patterns for Autocad, you should be able to use them with formZ.  Have you tried to follow any of these:

 

https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=create+vector+hatch+patterns+for+autocad&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

 

Perhaps this one will help?  http://www.ellenfinkelstein.com/acadblog/creating-custom-hatch-patterns/

 

Of course there are TONS of already created ones -- are you sure you can't find the one you want directly?

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Hi Anton,

 

Yes, if you follow the tutorials for creating vector hatch patterns for Autocad, you should be able to use them with formZ.  Have you tried to follow any of these:

 

https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=create+vector+hatch+patterns+for+autocad&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

 

Perhaps this one will help?  http://www.ellenfinkelstein.com/acadblog/creating-custom-hatch-patterns/

 

Of course there are TONS of already created ones -- are you sure you can't find the one you want directly?

Thank you for suggestion. I don`t have Autocad though.

As for the usage of pre made ones: see my original post about scaling issue.

Also I`d like to suggest either hatch pattern creating extension or pattern creator from within FormZ. I need it as well as the Layout improvement.

Best,

Anton.

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I just noticed this hatch is gone! I saved the file, closed it and  I have only empty shape.

I re-hatched it and now I see no hatch in Layout!

Than I had usual crash.

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Dear Anton,

 

Sorry you are having trouble.  However, we do not have enough details from you with which to help.  If you have found a method to cause a hatch to disappear, or a crash to occur, please send the file(s) and steps to support@formz.com so we can investigate this and help.

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Actually you have all of this:

model file

Layout file

hatch .pat file

 

What I did? I created flat shape and hatched it with downloaded .pat: HT3002ET.pat.zip (the one I already sent to support). Neither this pattern appears in layout nor in model file after Save-Close-Open.

Best,

Anton.

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Dear Anton,

 

We have opened the file you sent, drew a flat shape, loaded your hatch pattern, and applied it to the object.  We then save, close, and reopen the file -- and the layout file -- and the hatch pattern is there without any issues.

 

If you repeat your steps, do you repeat the problem?  And if so, are there any additional details that we need to follow in order to see the hatch pattern disappear?

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