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Hatch patterns available?

figurado
I am new to Librecad. I am looking for a source of hatch patterns. What is available in the application is very limited. Perhaps I'm missing something. I have tried to figure out how to create my own without success. What I am looking for specifically would likely be called gravel. Thanks!
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Sorry, I don't know a source of hatch patterns. But it is really easy to create your own. Just make a drawing within a boundary of 100 x 100 units and save that at LibreCAD\resources\patterns, which is the folder where the hatch patterns reside. They are just dxf-files. Or open an existing one from there, edit it, delete the contents and draw new content, then resave at same folder under new name. That's it.  
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figurado

I have tried this umpteen different ways. It doesn’t work for me and I don’t know why.

 

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Sorry, I don't know a source of hatch patterns. But it is really easy to create your own. Just make a drawing within a boundary of 100 x 100 units and save that at LibreCAD\resources\patterns, which is the folder where the hatch patterns reside. They are just dxf-files. Or open an existing one from there, edit it, delete the contents and draw new content, then resave at same folder under new name. That's it.  


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dellus
You could provide one of those hatch-dxf's you have tried here and I can have a look at it.
With More v - Upload a file.
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Thanks for you help! Librecad is quirky at best. Right now one of the pattern/hatch files I was working on no longer shows in file explorer (Windows 10) but I can recover it by opening recent files in LibreCAD. I have to save it under a new name to find it with Windows. Try this - cobble.dxf
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dellus
That is a hard nut - I couldn't crack it.
First I found and deleted a very tiny copy of the content of the 100x100 box somewhere left the origin. Then in the Block List I discovered and deleted unused blocks. I moved the drawing's content to Layer 0 and deleted the others. Set units to None and paper size to A4 (standard). I got the file size down to 104 kB.
But to no avail. Further experiments showed LC hatches don't accept circles, splines and polylines. Seems there is a lot more to investigate.
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I really appreciate your effort.  I have tried to modify existing hatch files, without circles, polylines etc. No success. I have also gone through the other efforts you list. This is enough of a problem for me to abandon LibreCAD. Too kludgy for prime time. Thanks again.

 

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That is a hard nut - I couldn't crack it.
First I found and deleted a very tiny copy of the content of the 100x100 box somewhere left and below the origin. Then in the Block List I discovered and deleted unused blocks. I moved the drawing's content to Layer 0 and deleted the others. Set units to None and paper size to A4 (standard). I got the file size down to 104 kB.
But to no avail. Further experiments showed LC hatches don't accept circles, splines and polylines. Seems there is a lot to investigate.


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dellus
I have indeed successfully modified existing hatch files, though with simpler content. Maybe your cobble hatch is just too complicated.