Creating patterns in any CAD package will greatly increase productivity and allow the user to get through their work at an advanced pace. This allows for streamlined workflows and the ability to complete jobs in less time when their are duplicates of features be it in a rectangular (uniform) or sketch driven (random) pattern.
Shafts and gears are common components in many engineering designs. We are often required to design shafts for mechanical machines that do heavy rotational work, such as those in mines or food processing industries. This, more often than not, requires features or components to be patterned along the length of the shaft. It may not […]
How does one create a ceiling pattern where one to create a ceiling from scratch, and one needs a ceiling grid pattern, or if one is using a custom ceiling pattern (the usual sizes are 600mm x 600mm or 600mm x 1200mm)? The answer lies in the material pattern one applies to the relevant layer. […]
Can one create a surface pattern for Revit representing a Herringbone pattern measuring 230mm x 1500mm? This was a question posed to me this week. There are many instances where custom patterns may be applicable. However, it may be wise to choose patterns that are compliant with one’s software, or that one makes the decision […]
A customer asked us how to load custom hatch patterns into AutoCAD as they see that you can download free ones from the internet. The first step to download these new hatch pattern files. The new patterns are actually text based files with a file extension of .pat. A couple of site where you can download […]
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. How […]
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. Once the Filled Region is added you can see that the Fill […]