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    Hi all,

    Seems for about 2 months now I can't get my hatch patterns to work. I get an "acad.pat" can't find file and then a unable to open file: acad.pat, ERROR=1
    Can anyone explain the error here. The .pat files are in the support directory but for some reason it says it can't find them.

    Thanks in advance

    Kim

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    Default Re: acad.pat file reports as missing

    Did you edit the acad.pat file? If so, you may have a syntax error.

    If you created your own pat file, try this. Put the pat files in a folder that is not part of the acad installation, e.g. a network folder. Then add that folder to the Support File Search Path list. Now the hatch command should find your pat file.
    C:> ED WORKING....

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    Default Re: acad.pat file reports as missing

    No, I did not edit the file. But when I went to where it was supposed to be they were converted to a pdf file. I fixed that and then added them to our shared autocad folder and added it to the support file search path and still autocad says there are no .pat files to be found. I'm at a lose here.

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    Default Re: acad.pat file reports as missing

    well, then do a Repair of the installation, or Reset Settings to Default

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    Default Re: acad.pat file reports as missing

    Did you say Autocad can or can't find the acad.pat file?
    Did you try on the command line:

    (findfile "acad.pat")

    Should return where it finds it or NIL if it cant.

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    Default Re: acad.pat file reports as missing

    I tried (findfile"acad.pat") and get nil.
    Tell me if I do a repair or reset do I loose my workspace settings and toolbars?

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    Default Re: acad.pat file reports as missing

    Search for acad.pat in Windows File Explorer, then copy it to your Roamable Support folder where it should have been on install.
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    (startapp "explorer" (strcat "/n,/e," (getvar "roamablerootprefix")"Support"))
    at the Command line should open your Roamable Support folder.
    You can use findfile to search for your other custom hatch patterns like (findfile "marsh1.pat").
    If findfile can't find them you wont be able to use them either.

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    Default Re: acad.pat file reports as missing

    Ok so I did your code and it opened in the correct file and the files are there. I already checked this before and don't understand that acad says it can't find file.

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    Default Re: acad.pat file reports as missing

    Quote Originally Posted by kimlance View Post
    Ok so I did your code and it opened in the correct file and the files are there. I already checked this before and don't understand that acad says it can't find file.
    Was that Support folder in Options => [Files] tab => Support Files Search Path?

    In Options => [Profiles] tab => try selecting another Profile and picking [Set Current]
    I save to a new profile whenever I'm about to mess with Options settings in case I mess something up. Resetting a good profile can save you a lot of grief.
    Last edited by Tom Beauford; 2021-12-07 at 03:44 AM.

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    Default Re: acad.pat file reports as missing

    Ok, let's go back to the point where you said it had turned into a PDF file. HOW did you fix that? Are file extensions visible in Windows File Explorer? (View tab, File Name Extensions is checked?)

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