How to insert new hatch patterns into autocad

Cad Block of How to insert new hatch patterns into autocad in dwg

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Block description of the dwg model:

On this website you can find many patterns or hatches, as a .pat format.
Here you can learn how to insert them onto Autocad.

Autocad 2004
Copy the file in the *.pat format you downloaded into the folder support of autocad. If you don’t know where to find the support folder:

Into Autocad chose Tools > Options

Open the tab “Files” and select “Support File Search Path“. This will show a list of directories that AutoCAD searches for files such as .pat hatch pattern files. If the correct directory path is at the top, you don’t need to do anything. If you need to move the correct directory path to the top of the list, click on it, then use the “Move Up” button, to move this path to the top of the list.

It should be something like this:
c:\users\(the_name_of_your_pc)\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCad 2004\R16.0\us\support

Or you can use this method:
Type the following at your command line: (findfile”acad.pat”). Press Enter. AutoCAD will return the path to the acad.pat file. It will look something like this:

“C:\\Documents and Settings\\ddt’s computer\\application data\\autodesk\\autocad 2010\\r18.0\\enu\\support\\acad.pat”

You can cut and paste this path into your browser and be taken right to the file.

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Now insert a new hatch as usually, custom hatch patterns are displayed in the Custom Hatch pattern dialog box.

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This file is in dwg format (Autocad 2000). You can use this dwg model only for a private use, you can't sell it or use in a commercial way. Downloading this cad block you agree to the terms of our disclaimer.

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