Terms

1:1 Scale (12"=1'-1")
A safe scale to use when developing Drafting Patterns with hatch22.
The scale is set at 1:1 in order to reduce confusion when comparing your Master Lines to the resulting pattern.
2018+
Indicates features that are available in hatch22 - 2018 and newer
All Subcategories Found
Indicates whether or not all hatch22 Line Styles are present in the Revit file.
Auto Run Check box
Triggers hatch22 to start generating a hatch pattern as soon as the dialog box opens.
The same result as manually selecting the Play Button
Auto Select Check box
Automatically selects lines and arcs drawn on a hatch22 line style that lay within or cross through the Boundary Box.
When enabled and manual selection will be ignored.
Auto Settings
Settings which are executed every time hatch22 is started.
Using the auto settings can save a great deal of mouse clicks.
Auto Update Fill Check box
Triggers hatch22 to update the fill pattern definition when after a hatch pattern has been successfully generated.
The same result as manually selecting the Fill Button
Auto Wipe-out Existing Pat Check Box
Triggers hatch22 to update the fill pattern definition when after a hatch pattern has been successfully generated.
The same result as manually selecting the Fill Button .
Bind Fingerprint
Permanently associates either a single Computer Fingerprint or Subdomain Fingerprint to a hatch22 license.
Bind Fingerprint Data Button
Opens and closes the fingerprint data window.
Found on the License Tab
Bound
A license is bound to either a single Revit seat or to a subdomain.
A license can also be bound to a prior license (in the case of an upgrade).
Boundary Box
A Revit family used to define the repeat width and height of the fill pattern. It also stores settings.
Boundary Box Version
Indicates the version number of the hatch22 boundary box that is in the Revit file.
The Boundary Box definition will likely evolve in the future and having a version number assigned to each will help in changing old family definition to new without data loss.
Build
The specific version of hatch22.
Each version of Revit and hatch22 will have a major build number (such as 2016). There will likely be multiple releases during the life of that major version that fixes bugs, improves work flow and adds new features.
Build Box Button
Triggers hatch22 to build the Boundary Box.
Computer Fingerprint
A unique identifier for your computer.
Based in part on the computer name.
Copy .pat
Copies the .pat definition to the clipboard.
Fill Button
Tells hatch22 to update the fill pattern in the Revit drawing based on the current successful pat definition and the pattern name selected on the Main Tab.
Green Check Mark
Indicates that all is good with the world and this particular setting or tab.
hatch22 - 2016
hatch22 - 2016.5
hatch22 - Boundary
'hatch22 - Boundary' is a line style used in versions prior to 2016.5 and 2017. It has been replaced by the Boundary Box.
hatch22 - Boundary Box
The name given to the family and as it appears in the project explorer.
Do not change the name of this family as hatch22 looks for it by name.
hatch22 - Continuous
A continuous line that extends indefinitely in both directions.
It will be rare for this line style to be used on lines angles other than 0,45 and 90.
hatch22 - Dashed
A line with a distinct beginning and end. This will be the most common line style used in hatch22.
hatch22 - Dot
Applied to circles and arcs. The center indicates the location of a extremely short line. Used for stippling.
hatch22 license
An XML file containing data necessary to run hatch22 on a specific computer or subdomain.
hatch22 Line Styles
Line styles used by hatch22
License Tab
Contains information specific to the hatch22 license.
If hatch22 has not found your license file, look in the large text box at the bottom of the License Tab for further information.
Load Boundary Box Button
Triggers hatch22 to load the Boundary Box family into the current project
Main Tab
After setting up hatch22, most work will be done here.
Make Hatch
Creates a hatch definition based on the current settings
Make Line Styles Button
Creates any missing hatch22 line styles.
Make Line-Styles Button
This button creates three line hatch22 line styles in the active Revit file.
Master Lines
The lines you draw within Revit Drafting View.
The lines must use one of the hatch22 Line Styles.
These lines are used by hatch22 to generate your fill pattern.
Merge
Source Lines with similar angles that overlap or abut will be merged into a single line .
Modify Angle Button
Changes the angle of lines which do not cleanly repeat.
Revit has limits on pattern line length. This means that there are a finite number of angles available for creating patterns. Hatch22 will rotate lines that are off angle to the nearest repeating angle.
Output Box
The window that will contain the text that defines the resulting fill pattern.
This text can be saved or copied to a .pat file and imported into Revit.
Parameter Settings
Settings used by hatch22 that are specific to the current view.
These settings are stored in the Boundary Box as parameters. You can view them by selecting a Boundary Box family instance and looking at the Revit properties window. Some can be changed via the properties window and some are locked out in order to reduce errors.
Play Button
Begins converting the master lines to a pat definition.
The results (if successful) will appear in the output window.
Preferences
User selected options to customize hatch22.
Prior License
An older license of hatch22 which will be used along with an Upgrade License
Red 'X'
Indicates that there is something critical that is keeping hatch22 from being able to create a hatch pattern.
When present it will appear both on the associated tab and next to the item which is causing it.
There can be multiple items marked. All will need to be resolved.
Repeat Width and Height
The distance in which your fill pattern begins and ends both vertically and horizontally.
In drafting patterns, this will be the width and height you wish your repeat pattern to plot.
In model patterns, it is the real world width and height. For example if you are drawing a wall tile pattern using 4" tile and your pattern repeats three tiles, then your width will be one foot.
Save .pat
Saves the .pat file to disk.
Settings Tab
Stage Tab
Contains settings specific to how the view is defined.
Subdomain Fingerprint
A unique identifier for your subdomain.
Based in part on the subdomain name.
Found on the License Tab .
See Bind Fingerprint Data Button
Upgrade License
A license that requires an earlier version of hatch22.
The Upgrade License will be permanently bound to the Prior License
Use View Name for Pattern File Name Check Box
When the pat file is saved, the default name will be the current view name.
Use View Name for Pattern Name Check Box
When a Fill Pattern is created by hatch22 within Revit, it will use the current view name.
Validation Token
Data that helps to eliminate errors when sending the Fingerprint to mertens3d.
Found on the License Tab
See Bind Fingerprint Data Button
Windows Settings
Settings used by hatch22 for any view or any Revit file that hatch22 is run in.
These settings are stored on the local computer.


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