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45 deg Earth Hatch

cadsph
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Hi,

Does anyone know how to create or download 45 deg alternating Earth Hatch, to represent cut through natural ground/earth?

Please find attached. (The image is of a Structural Footing - AutoCAD)

Regards,

 

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Eduardo Rolon
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It is easy to create new "Hatches" in AC, they are called "Fills".

Read:

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Document-articles/How-to-create-a-custom-Fill/ta-p/303913

and

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Document-articles/About-Fills/ta-p/303850

 

eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
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Eduardo Rolon
Moderator

It is easy to create new "Hatches" in AC, they are called "Fills".

Read:

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Document-articles/How-to-create-a-custom-Fill/ta-p/303913

and

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Document-articles/About-Fills/ta-p/303850

 

eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08
Puerto Rico, BVI, Miami

Vectorworks 2022

Thanks, After many iterations - I manged to get the repeating pattern. (See attached)

Another question: 

Now I've created the hatch, how can I export/ download the fill and install into new projects?

Apologies, I assume too much familiarity with the software. It is with Attribute Manager.

 

Options > Element Attributes > Attribute Manager

 

Click on the tab with the Fill icon, on the right side you can 'import' the XML file. If you then select the fill type on the right side you can either append (add it to the bottom of the list in terms of index number) or add by index or by name, which might overwrite an existing fill type in your project.

Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
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Attached the ground fill that is part of our standard template. I'd assume you have something similar in the template that ships with your version of Archicad.

Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

The problem with the default on is that it is a two tile texture instead of a four tile, which means you get one set of checks creating continuous lines instead of it alternating in both directions...

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Thanks for the download, but it's an .XML extension, which is used in Web/ website  applications?

 

Also, how can I uploaded the file into Archicad and use it as a fill? 


@cadsph wrote:

Thanks for the download, but it's an .XML extension, which is used in Web/ website  applications?

 

Also, how can I uploaded the file into Archicad and use it as a fill? 


With 'Attribute Manager'.

 

Barry.


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Also the exchange format for Archicad Attributes is XML which is not only used for web apps.

eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
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Vectorworks 2022

Thanks, I managed to create a .xml of the hatch I created. 

 

You can also open other Archicad file types that have attributes (PLN, AAT, PLA, TPL) to exchange project attributes.

 

AAT is the older format used to exchange only attributes. This has been replaced by XML as far as I can tell.

 

PLN is a project file. PLA archive file and TPL are template files.

Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
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