Q. I'm wanting to create a solid fill pattern for Revit. Can your program do that?
A. Yes/No. Well kind of.
Revit doesn't allow you to make solids in patterns.
But you can fake it with a bunch of closely spaced lines.
Q. What is a SubDomain license?
A. A Subdomain license is one which allows all of your Revit users to have access to hatch22.
All of these users must be on the same SubDomain.
You can verify this by going to the Windows start icon and type in 'Computer'.
Right click on 'Computer' in the results and select properties.
Under 'Computer Name, domain, and Workgroup settings' should be listed either 'Domain' or 'Workgroup'
Any computers on your network that report the same 'Domain' name can share the license.
Note that it must be a Domain. A workgroup will not work with hatch22's SubDomain license.
Q. How Does the SubDomain license Work?
A. The license is bound to your subdomain once on one of your Revit computers.
Then as you install hatch22 on subsequent machines the license file can be copied over.
Alternatively you can download the license each time you need to place it on a new computer.
I am interested in exploring other options for this including a web based system and a centralized system.
If you centralize some of your Revit Addins, please contact me to discuss.
Q. Does the scale of the Drafting View matter?
A. It doesn't matter as far as the calculations go. But, since drafting patterns change with the scale of the view it can be confusing when your hatch pattern does not match what you have drawn. To eliminate that I require that the scale be set to 1:1
Q. In my test pattern, the circles drawn with the “Hatch22-Dot” line style do not create points in the hatch pattern. Am I doing it wrong?
A. Probably not, you just need to zoom in much closer. The stipple that hatch22 creates is the smallest line length that Revit allows.
Q. Regarding the boundary family, how is it supposed to be used? I note that it is resize-able. Can I drag to any size? Am I supposed to place it onto the drafting view or should that happen automatically? If so, I didn’t see that in any instructions.
A. The Boundary Box serves multiple purposes. Mainly it defines the height and the width of your repeating pattern. It also stores settings such as the hatch pattern name, the pattern type, etc. If you have 'Auto - Select' enabled, it defines the crossing box that selects your lines.
You can drag the boundary box to very small and very large. But in the end your patterns will be restricted by Revit's min and max line lengths.
Take a look here for some help.
Q. What happened to 'hatch22 - boundary'?
A. It has been replaced by the Boundary Box. The Boundary Box serves the same purpose as far as defining the repeat width and height. It also stores settings.