Where Are Hatch Patterns Located?
Erik Z.

Where Are Hatch Patterns Located?

Hatch pattern are located usualy in the Support folder in AutoCAD.

Here's a quick tip on how to locate your AutoCAD Hatch Patterns.

Your hatch standard pattern definitions are located within your acad.pat file.

As mentioned this file is usually located in program files under your program files\autocad-version\support folder.

If using AutoCAD LT you may find your Hatch Patterns are located in the UserDataCache folder.

This is a hidden folder and cannot be seen without changing your settings.

To see your hidden folders and locate hatch patterns be sure to :Open The Tools in Windows Explorer

1. Open Explorer window. (Rt Click Start Button - Lower Left and Choose Open Explorer

2. Click on the Tools (ALT and ALT+T) Menu bar item.

3. Click on Folder Options.

4. Select Show Hidden Files And Folders And Drives

Once you find the acad.pat - make note of the path and add it to you path - type OP for options - move to top to prioritize it.

See also our AutoCAD Hatch Patterns listing