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FS#787 - Hatch generator - plug in tool?

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by -- (clive) - Thursday, 14 March 2013, 10:55 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Assigned
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Development
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Would it be possible to make a Plug in tool for a Hatch generator, so custom made hatches can be saved as .pat files?

I have a lot of up and coming future projects that I would like to make my own ‘custom’ hatches for.

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Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Thursday, 14 March 2013, 11:00 GMT+2

Yes, this has also been on my agenda for a long time. Definitely something that would be great.

Note that there are many free and non-free stand-alone hatch pattern generators available already that output .pat files which can also be used by QCAD. Google for 'hatch pattern generator'. If you do any research in that area, please let me know if you find a good one.

Comment by -- (clive) - Thursday, 14 March 2013, 11:36 GMT+2

OK, I`ll have a look about.

Comment by -- (clive) - Thursday, 14 March 2013, 12:32 GMT+2

Hmm, I don`t seem to be able to find much at all in the way of free ones, most of what's out there are designed to work in conjunction with AutoCAD or the like!

However I did find one at cadro.com , but I think the company may not exist any more, but it will provide some interest I'm sure:

I did manage to get something from this - albeit a bit cumbersome and the result wasn't that great.

I think a Hatch 'plug-in' for QCAD to make and create custom . pat hatch files directly within QCAD would be a real winner, I`m sure something like this would prove very popular within the CAD world!

If you know of any free generators yourself please let me know and I would be happy to test them out.