Convert "*.PAT files" in "attributes files"
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#1: Convert "*.PAT files" in "attributes files&qu Author: Emyl001Location: Romania PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:19 pm
Hi. I found a few hatch patterns for Revit, and I wish to be available in my ArchiCAD projects.
Is there a way to convert (transform) a hatch pattern from Revit to ArchiCAD? Could IFC convert them? If so, how to proceed?

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#2: Re: Convert "*.PAT files" in "attributes file Author: Matthew LohdenLocation: SF Bay Area, CA USA PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:10 am
IFC is not so big on 2D (it does it but it's not the main purpose). DWG might work but it would not be surprising if it doesn't.

#3: Re: Convert "*.PAT files" in "attributes file Author: Emyl001Location: Romania PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:54 am
So, it's not possible?

#4: Re: Convert "*.PAT files" in "attributes file Author: andro55Location: Slovenia PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:13 pm
If your Revit hatch patterns are stored in a .pat file (ASCI) like this one example from IntelliCAD.......

....YES IS POSSIBLE. Read more to know how:

1. Copy the .pat file/s into Support folder of AutoCAD (or IntelliCAD, free Dassault DraftSight, free IMSI DoubleCAD XT....)
2. Run AutoCAD (or others one), draw a simple rectangle and HATCH it with one of this new patterns from Revit
3. Repeat step 2 for all other patterns from Revit
4. Save as (for example) AAA.dwg (AutoCAD 2002-2010, depends on your ArchiCAD version)
5. In ArchiCAD >File >External Content >Place External Drawing >AAA.dwg
6. Select AAA.dwg >Edit >Reshape >Explode into current view >Keep drawing primitives only >OK
7. Now you have Revit patterns available into ArchiCAD attributes.

#5: Re: Convert "*.PAT files" in "attributes file Author: Emyl001Location: Romania PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:11 pm
Thats it! Very Happy Thanks guys.
Now must adjust each fill to be visible in my project.

#6: Re: Convert "*.PAT files" in "attributes file Author: archesLocation: weimar PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:33 pm
it is unfortunate that graphisoft is so ignorant and does not provide for an opportunity to use file formats that are common in the industry.

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