Why draw straws? Just draw one straw and array it.
Scott Wilcox - Edmonton, Alberta
Can you take hatch patterns from acad.pat and place them in acadiso.pat in order for those same patterns to be available when MEASUREMENT is set to 1? or say, make a copy of my acad.pat and rename it/overwrite my acadiso.pat so that the same patterns are available no matter what the measurement settings are set to?
Compare any matching pattern from ACAD.PAT and ACADISO.PAT to see the difference in scale. If you could copy directly, there's be no need for maintaining two separate versions of the standard pattern file.
As before, note that patterns representing real-world objects should have all dimensions factored up by 25.4 (or be scaled up on use) to maintain scale (when copying from ACAD.PAT to ACADISO.PAT) as the units within the pattern file assume the units of the drawings they are used in. A 9" brick pattern from ACAD.PAT will be 25.4 times smaller (ie a 9mm brick pattern) if used directly in a file dimensioned in millimetres so you'd need to scale it up each time it is used. If used in a drawing dimension in METRES you would need to scale down. This inconvenience can only be avoided by scaling the pattern within the .PAT file using Excel, HatchKit, or with a calculator and text editor.
Hugh, thank you sir!