What’s the best way to create a new hatch pattern, save it as a .pat file, and use it in Rhino or AutoCAD?
I’m not talking about downloading and importing existing patterns, but making your own.
I’m aware that a .pat file is a simple text file with point coordinates, but ‘writing’ one is clumsy, especially when the pattern is complex, or has curves (many line segments) in it.
Googled and found “HatchKit”, but they charge $70. Bit steep…
Also found a (old) lisp script for AutoCAD, “HatchMaker”, but the pattern I created and imported into Rhino was messed up, however.
Patterns do not sound like a big deal, but I find the matter to be surprisingly fiddly.