Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Revit Fill Patterns

I've been asked many times if there is this or that type of fill patterns for Revit. I was browsing the web and ran across this web site - and they have a tool (for a price) that will allow you to create your own fill patterns. They do provide a Demo version that you can try out, but the patterns are watermarked and may not end up with everything you put into the pattern. Sounds like it really just allows you to test out the interface.

But, they also have a page that has links to a bunch of web sites that have custom fill patterns. Here is the direct page that the links are located at -


Oh, also remember you can use any AutoCAD .pat file in Revit. So for those of you that have a copy of Architectural Desktop or AutoCAD Architecture (as they call it now) you have a vast library of patterns to use. Just remember, any pattern from AutoCAD can be brought in as a Drafting Pattern, but you must add ;%TYPE=MODEL to the line between the name and the text for the pattern itself for it to be used as a Model Pattern in Revit.

If you open up the revit.pat file (located at C:\Program Files\Revit Architecture 2008\Data) there is a pretty decent description on what needs to be added for the pattern types.


Mark Molina said...

Thanks Dwayne.
This really helped me.

Dwane Lindsey said...

No problem Mark, glad it helped out!