How can I install hatch patterns?

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Could someone please help me understand how I can install hatch patterns to use with any drawing?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi there Architect4ever

you can easily install new custom hatch patterns by placing your PAT files in

Windows Vista and newer:
C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 20xx\Rxx.x\enu\SupportWindows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD 20xx\Rxx.x\enu\Support

Note: For AutoCAD 2009 and earlier, the default hatch pattern location is:
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 20xx\Support

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Answered on May 11, 2017.
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Copy your PAT file(s) into the default Support folder that AutoCAD uses to find hatch patterns. The default path is specified in theSupport File Search Path listed under the Files tab in Options. It is usually the first one shown. It is the one that goes to your user folder.

Windows Vista and newer:
C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 20xx\Rxx.x\enu\Support

Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD 20xx\Rxx.x\enu\Support

Note: For AutoCAD 2009 and earlier, the default location is: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 20xx\Support

Mac OS:
~Home/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/AutoCAD 201x/Rxx.x/roaming/@[email protected]/Support/Hatch Patterns

Note: For AutoCAD for Mac 2011-2015, the default location is ~Home/Library/Application Support/Autodesk/roaming/AutoCAD 201x/Rxx.x/enu/Support

Added PAT files will have their hatches listed under the User Defined or Custom hatch menu within AutoCAD.

Note:¬†The “AppData” and “Application Data” folders in the above paths are hidden folders. Be sure to have hidden files/folders¬†set to display in¬†your folder options¬†or you won’t see them.

A quick way to get to the AutoCAD Support folder is to copy the path from the Options window in AutoCAD and then paste it into the search field in the Start menu, the Cortana search box on the taskbar, or into the location bar of any folder window in Windows Explorer or File Explorer. Alternately, you can type %APPDATA% into the search field of the Start menu, the Cortana search box, or into the location bar of a folder window to take you directly to the respective Roaming and Application Data folders, which you can then drill down into the Autodesk folder, AutoCAD 20xx, etc.

Answered on February 15, 2018.
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