How to change a Revit Fill Pattern Scale

How to change a Revit Fill Pattern Scale

Many Revit users have asked as similar question with regard to how to change the scale of a Revit Fill Pattern.

To explain we’ll use and example of a footing and to add a filled region around a footing to display earth fill.

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Once the Filled Region is added you can see that the Fill Pattern scale is too big.

To adjust the scale of a Revit Fill Pattern you need to open the Fill Pattern Dialogue box found at: Manage tab-> Additional Settings -> Fill Patterns. See below.

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To scale a Fill Pattern you need to re-import the pattern into Revit with a different scale. So to do this you’ll do the following in the Fill Pattern dialogue box: Click New-> Custom ->Import. See below.

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This will take you to a Windows Explorer browser which you then browse to the install directory of Revit which is typically: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit 2015\Data. In this folder you will see then select the Revit.pat file.

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Select the Earth fill in the white area.

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Now change the name of the fill to say ‘Earth small’ and also change the Import Scale to say 0.25. See below. Then click OK.

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You have now created a new smaller scaled Earth Fill Pattern to be used in your Fill Region.

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So double click the Fill Region object in your Section or select it and click Edit Type button on the properties box. Change the Fill pattern to Earth Small. See below.

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Below is the result of the reduction in scale of the Earth Fill Pattern on the left vs the original on the right.

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By | 2017-05-24T12:12:52+00:00 February 9th, 2015|

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I’m an Architectural Technologist (B.Tech.Arch) that has experience on the technical side of IT especially PCs, Large Format printers and Autodesk software. I am working as an AEC Application Engineer for a Gold Autodesk Reseller in South Africa called Micrographics. My role is focussing on support and training on software applications like Revit ( Arch,MEP and Str), Civil3D, AutoCAD, SANSCalc and Lumion.