How to edit Revit Fill Pattern .pat file to match South African brick course height

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How to edit Revit Fill Pattern .pat file to match South African brick course height

Another question is about changing a fill pattern’s dimensions e.g. to make a face brick wall surface pattern match the South African face brick course height. Currently the problem is that the current Brickwork surface pattern course height is 75mm. See below. We want to change the Brick 75×225 pattern to an 85×225 pattern.

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How we’ll accomplish this is to edit the .pat file that these fill patterns reference. Open the Fill Pattern dialogue box by going Manage->Additional Settings->Fill Patterns. Make sure you’ve selected the ‘Model’ Pattern type at the bottom of the dialogue box. Then click New->Custom->Import. See below.

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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 .pat files. What I now do is to copy and paste the ‘revit metric.pat’ file into the same directory so as to create a copy of this original file.

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Right click on the copied file and Edit or Open the file. The .pat text file will open in Notepad by default. Note the text related to the Brick 75×225 wall pattern.

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Select, copy and paste the content of the Brick 75×225 creating a copy below the original. Rename the first line of the copy as shown below.

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Now change all the 75’s to 85’ as shown.

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Close the file saving it. In the import Fill Pattern dialogue box make sure you’ve selected the newly edited Copy and click Open.

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Now scroll down and select the Brick 85×225 SA Std pattern. Click OK.

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You can now use this pattern as a surface Fill pattern for your South African face brick walls.

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By |2017-05-24T12:12:52+00:00February 10th, 2015|

About the Author:

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.