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So VW when it exports to ACAD files, it exports a .pat file.

I cannot find a way to import a .pat file.

Is there a way?

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A .pat file is a hatch definition equivalent in AutoCAD.

To "import" a .pat, you would need an AutoCAD file with a hatch definition included.

These patterns then get converted to hatch resources tied to the imported file.

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What if you don't have a AutoCad file with the hatch pattern included?

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@HHFurr- this is not an answer to your .PAT question, but just in case you were specifically looking for stone hatch patterns, I have attached a v2016 file which has 6 stone hatch patterns similiar to Eldorado Stone patterns.

902-StoneHatch_Lib_2016.vwx

 

As requested by another forum user, also attached is a 2011 version of this stone hatch pattern file:

902-StoneHatch_Lib_v2011.vwx

Edited by rDesign
added 2011 version of file

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7 hours ago, HHFurr said:

What if you don't have a AutoCad file with the hatch pattern included?

Like from Eldorado Stone

 

If you had the .pat file, and a copy of AutoCad, you could open a new file in AutoCad, apply that .pat hatch to some dummy object (rectangle,circle) etc. Save as DWG and then import this saved DWG into VW

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Visiting this old thread. Is there still no way to bring .pat autocad hatch patterns directly into vectorworks?

 

I just  want a concrete roof tile hatch but can't find one in vectorworks. Have found a .pat file that looks ok though but don't have autocad so can't import it

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Any solutions to this one? I no longer have AutoCAD and want to use some of the hatches I have.

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I didn’t get any further with this unfortunately.

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One workaround is to apply the pattern to a polygon using a free program like nanoCAD, then save a DWG and import into Vectorworks. A little clumsy, but it works.

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