Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Astral Voyager

Wood Chip - Playground Surfacing Hatch? Any Examples/Ideas?

Recommended Posts

Hi guys!

1.) Does anyone have any ready made Vectorworks hatches that i could use to represent rubber bark or wood chip? - (Like Shown Below):

2.) Also - i have corelDRAW and can create vector patterns... if i could export them as a dwg/illustrator file type-- is there a way to insert them into the Vectorworks Resource Hatch Panel?

web%20sb%20colour%20updated.jpg

Thanks

Chris W

Pentagon Sport Ltd

Share this post


Link to post

Chris, do you mean Hatch or Texture? The reason I ask is that the examples you show are images, which can be used to create textures, whereas hatches are a different sort of thing and are made of 2d line-work. See attached...

Share this post


Link to post

Hi guys -

appreciate your time and thoughts to answer this.

The rubber chip / bark photo shown is what i am trying to represent in a 2d Vector style plan using a "hatch" that replicates a sort of mish mash chip style hatch.

I know you can map and use photo textures but i am looking to keep the plan style the same in a vector style and not use an actual photo--

so for example i used the following hatch in my current 2d Trim Trail layout presentation: *Crushed Stone Course* which was kindly posted in Vector Depot website!

I can try and sit there making a new hatch in vectorworks- it would just be VERY handy if there was one already or a way of importing or creating a hatch I can insert into the Resource Panel eg: Adobe illustrator .pat ???

I hope you have caught my thoughts- lol -

Cheers guys!!

Chris W

Pentagon Sport Ltd

Design Manager

Share this post


Link to post

Chris, instead of creating a new hatch (which, putting it mildly, is tedious) try starting with an existing hatch that's close. Duplicate the Hatch resource in your active file first, then fiddle. I think I might start with the Soil/Earth Hatch for your specific needs here... Let us know what you come up with.

Share this post


Link to post

Chris

Have you tried importing the image file of woodchips and then using the Trace Bitmap command. This picks up the outlines and will create what is essentially a hatch. Test the various settings for best results. Select the image, use the command, then drag the original image aside. Then create a texture from the result.

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

 

7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114

 

© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

×