HACI 1.5 - hatch pattern generator
HACI (V. 1.5) is a LISP application for AutoCAD 2000-2012 and GstarCAD 2010-2012. It converts your drawing to hatch pattern, so you can easily convert your logos, symbols or patterns to hatches, which can be used in standard HATCH or BHATCH commands.You can create specific hatch patterns such as stone facing, wood grains, roof tiles and many other.
Here are some examples of what you can do with HACI.
A library containing 96 hatch patterns is also available - Click here
Load the application using the pull-down menu: Tools -> Load Application – select the file haci.vlx. At the Command prompt, you can load the application using the AutoLISP function load:
Command: (load "haci")
The file haci.vlx must be in the AutoCAD support file search path.
Take any of your existing drawings, explode it to lines and fit it into a cell of 1x1 unit. Then launch the program using the command haci.
Enter a name and a description for your hatch pattern. Select the entities from the cell. HACI will process these entities according to the choosen precision.
The precision of calculus is affected by this value. The default value is 0.05. As the value is smaller, it is necessary more time for processing.
Only LINE entities are processed. Any 2D entity can be converted to LINEs. You must do
this conversion before using HACI.
What is the difference between the trial version and the full version?
Here is an example of a simple hatch pattern generated with both trial and full version of HACI:
As you can see, the two results are identical. But this is a simple pattern.
The two results are very different. So, if you need to create hatch patterns like in the above image, you will need to buy the full version.
A hatch pattern library is also available.
Use HACEXT to capture an existing pattern from a certain drawing.