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Hatch patterns for "earth" and 'story setting displays'??

rob2218
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In Autocad, (sorry to keep referring to it but..) there was a hatch pattern that was called 'weave' or 'herringbone' or something like that which architects used as an "earth" pattern in section.

Archicad's "earth" hatch pattern is a bit lacking and I'm being given hell for it at the office where I'm consulting for.

Anyway I can either A) import any autocad hatch patterns into archicad or
B) perhaps how do i edit/modify the "earth" hatch pattern to make it look like the example (see red lines).

Also, the story settings.....how do I get them to read as "42'-0" not just +42' (only showing the "feets" and no inches"??? please advise.
...Bobby Hollywood live from...

i>u

Edgewater, FL!

SOFTWARE VERSION:

Archicad 22, Archicad 23

Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS
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Eduardo Rolon
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You can create the fill easily in AC.
Page 1015 of "AC 13 Reference Guide" under help.
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rob2218
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A friend suggested I use the "merge drawing" technique?
is this not the way to do it?
to create an autocad drawing, put the hatch patterns which I want, then use the "merge DWG" into the Archicad file???

is this not correct??
...Bobby Hollywood live from...

i>u

Edgewater, FL!

SOFTWARE VERSION:

Archicad 22, Archicad 23

Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
AFAIK that works also, though I prefer to use/create my own instead of using Autocad's.

If you read the manual you will see that it is really very simple to do.

It might be easier to create it than to import it and you will learn a new procedure.
eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
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Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08

rob2218
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ok....will try to "create my own" hatch patterns.
At least I'll learn something new eh.
...Bobby Hollywood live from...

i>u

Edgewater, FL!

SOFTWARE VERSION:

Archicad 22, Archicad 23

Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS

Erika Epstein
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rob2218 wrote:
hatch
That is soo autocad.
Erika
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Anonymous
Not applicable
Even Archicad uses hatching, Erika...
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Erika Epstein
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one of the 'lets appeal to autocad' inclusions
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"

rob2218
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What about the second part of the question?
How to get the story settings to read as "FEET AND INCHES" rather than just the FEET ???
...Bobby Hollywood live from...

i>u

Edgewater, FL!

SOFTWARE VERSION:

Archicad 22, Archicad 23

Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS

Srinivas
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rob2218 wrote:
What about the second part of the question?
How to get the story settings to read as "FEET AND INCHES" rather than just the FEET ???
You can chage the story level dimension settings under Options > Project Preferences > Dimensions > Level Dimensions > Display of Zero Feet & Inches:
Level_Dimensions.png
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rob2218
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You all should get paid for help.

Now I've learned two things from this forum:
1) how to make my own hatch (sorry FILL) patterns.
2) how to change my story setting display.

thanks all!
...Bobby Hollywood live from...

i>u

Edgewater, FL!

SOFTWARE VERSION:

Archicad 22, Archicad 23

Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS

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