A year since I’ve written anything. Nuts. I’m not one for resolutions… so I’ll just leave it at that.
I was struggling trying to make some fill patterns manually today. Have you ever tried to do those by hand? Yeah, I think Rainman worked up the syntax for those files. So, making them by hand is obnoxious.
Quick Google search found a piece of software that I could buy for around $180 to make the pat files. Come on! There has to be something free!
Then I came across this post. The post is old, and it forces you to use ACAD, but it gets the job done very nicely. I had to remember how to draw a line, but once I did I made some pattern files to pull into good old Revit. And it was MUCH faster than doing it by hand.
Ideally, I would think that the geniuses at Autodesk Labs would make some online HTML5 application that lets you draw and save a pat file right in your browser, but that’s me dreaming again.
Hey! I’ve dipped my to into C# and done some coding for Revit! I’ll try to share that fun soon!