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CAD Hatch Pattern Library for AutoCAD 2012 Now Contains 365 Shapes

Bend, OR (PRWEB) November 30, 2011 recently announced a new updated version of their AutoCAD Hatch Pattern Library for AutoCAD® 2012.

The 365 Hatch Patterns (more commonly referred to as 100 Plus Hatch Patterns) is a supplement to the exiting patterns found within AutoCAD®.

As the name implies there are exactly 365 AutoCAD® patterns that contain repeating shapes that depict wood, stone, brick, tile, concrete and more.

SimpleCAD Director Erik Z, explains “A few years back, this hatch library was referred to as 100 Plus, but since then the collection has grown to 365 hatch patterns. Now we just like to call it 365 Hatch Patterns. We are always happy to inform users that every year the library is updated to run with the latest Autodesk release.”

AutoCAD Hatch patterns consist of line segments, dots, and gaps between each object. The 100 plus library allows you fill an area or boundary in your drawing using these predefined shapes.

An accessible pull-down is also provided containing 20 vertical menus each with thumbnails. Users can pick and choose the hatch they require and then apply then to regions in their drawing. Clicking on each thumbnail invokes the AutoCAD® Hatch command along with the associate name hatch pattern.

Updated instructions are included along with appropriate AutoCAD® 2012 CUI and menus files, Earlier AutoCAD® versions are also supported. A path will need to be added to the AutoCAD® search path. Once menus are loaded, a top-level menu bar named “100 Plus” appears which in turn activates a drop-down menu.

Erik describes “A feature that AutoCAD® users will appreciate is ease of the installation. There is no editing of existing .pat files. Users will discover the 365 Hatch Library listed within the “Custom” hatch pattern option within a few minutes.”

Erik also clarifies “Even those using AutoCAD® LT or older versions of AutoCAD® can also install the library without any compatibility problems.”

In addition each hatch slide has a name which corresponds to the patterns name. A printable drawing is also included for quick reference which includes the drawing of each pattern and it’s associated name.

The software is intended for use on one computer/workstation only. Although multiple copies or site licenses are also available at a nominal fee.

Users can also can use the hatch library with all versions of AutoCAD® or AutoCAD® LT.


SimpleCAD is a CAD software repository for both AutoCAD and IntelliCAD software. They have been active n the AutoCAD industry for 25 years. SimpleCAD offers a large resource of Block Libraries, Hatch Collections and Piping / Engineering tools. can be reached at 877-933-3929 8-5 Pac Time or by emailing mail(at)simplecad(dot)com

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