Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

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Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by John Hyslop » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:54 am

Hi All

This is a full version "not crippled in any way" at the moment It has 5 patterns in it, my intention is to have a few tabs with basic instructions and easy to understand input with a diagram you can relate too..
Try and keep your patterns within 1inch x 1inch for imperial and 25mm x 25mm for metric
Things to do:-
Windows Version Runs In LINUX with WINE, very fast and stable..
see change log in zip file...Comments are welcome, new patterns will be added to next versions...
Just removed DEMO versions,they were downloaded 9 times.
Full Free Version 2.0 Downloaded 7 Times...
Enjoy
Cheers
John Hyslop
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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *DEMO*

Post by John Hyslop » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:44 am

You're not limited to bricks, you can use the Brick-01 Tool to make Roof Tiles too..
Screenshot of 3 variants using "BHT-DEMO-V1.02" :D
Brick-02 Tool 3 variants using "BHT-DEMO-V1.04" :D
PS Updates Available LOOK FURTHER DOWN ;-)
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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by John Hyslop » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:27 am

Hi All
Just Tested in MINT LINUX using WINE to run, runs fast and stable, so no need for Linux Version
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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by John Hyslop » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:45 am

V2.1
BRICK-02 & GRILLE-02 Now Have
Option to Change Gap in Y

PS. Updates Available LOOK FURTHER ON ;-)
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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by John Hyslop » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:35 am

Hi All

Here’s a New Version of Basic Hatch Tool Available BHT-V2.2
For Community & Professional Versions of QCAD
See Change-Log.txt & BHT-Usage.txt for Details..
Added Herringbone Hatch Pattern Limited to Ratios for the Moment,
This Generally Covers Most Commercial
Plank Sizes Most Use 1:2 , 1:3 , 1:4 , etc
I’m Not Saying That You Can’t Have Odd Lengths and Widths
I’m Just Merely Saying That The Math’s Involved in Calculating
Offsets 1000’s of Units From The Datum Gets Quite Complicated
And This Being a Basic Program as the Title States, at This Point
In Time I’m Releasing it as is, Future Releases May Include This :wink:
If a Width is Entered That Doesn't Divide Equally Into The Length The
Program Will Select The Closest Width When Saving, No Changes Will be Made to The Length...

Runs on Windows 32 & 64bit PC's [ Windows 2000 - Windows 10 ]
Runs on Linux 32 & 64bit PC's [ Tested on Mint Linux ] Needs WINE to Run :-)

Enjoy
Cheers
John Hyslop
PS Updates Available LOOK FURTHER DOWN ;-)
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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by Husky » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:19 am

Hi John,

thank you very much!

Question: I was going to test your Basic Hatch Tool on a Win10/64 with a 1920x1080 resolution monitor. Unfortunately it is a bit difficult to recognize the example drawings with the annotations. Do I have any possibility's to enlarge the tool window?


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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by John Hyslop » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:53 am

Hi Husky
I added the drawings as a visual reference..
I will have a go at making them a bit clearer..
To change the width of the actual application would require me to reprogram... The text seems quite clear though...lets see what happens when i redo to images... I made it compact so it wouldn't take up too much screen..:-)

I'll try tomorrow , night time here... I'll send via PM
with update In case it doesn't work...
Thanks for testing .... ;-)

Cheers
John
PS That's the same resolution I'm using...
It is a bit fuzzy now i look at it without my glasses lol... I'll make the images larger/zoomed in.. If you think that would help?
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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by Husky » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:18 am

John Hyslop wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:53 am
I added the drawings as a visual reference..
Yes I know and I think that is a good idea ... :wink:
To my knowledge often are svg used to represent icons etc.. As you know - svg's are tolerant to size changes ...
John Hyslop wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:53 am
To change the width of the actual application would require me to reprogram... The text seems quite clear though...lets see what happens when i redo to images... I made it compact so it wouldn't take up too much screen..:-)ages larger/zoomed in.. If you think that would help?
Except the visual references the rest of the GUI is Ok in my opinion.
John Hyslop wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:53 am
It is a bit fuzzy now i look at it without my glasses lol... I'll make the images larger/zoomed in.. If you think that would help?
Normally I work without glasses on my Monitor. Your program forced me to wear glasses AND use a magnifier what made me thinking: Something is different here ... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by John Hyslop » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:48 am

Hi Husky

LOL ... I was paying too much attention to the workings of the program ;-)
As Requested here is a newer version, much clearer...thanks for picking this up..

Cheers
John
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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by Husky » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:58 am

Excellent! Thank you very much! :D
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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by John Hyslop » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:07 am

Hi All

Well 1st of all many thanks to Husky for suggesting the new StudWall Tab :-)
New Version BHT-V2.4.1
BHT-V2.4 Has been Dowloaded 11 Times I've Now Included a PDF
Tutorial on Using The StudWall Tool Now in the zip file and also separately
for those who have already downloaded the Tool, PDF 2 Posts Down

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Here are some other things you can make with " Basic Hatch Tool " Hatches
Weatherboard = Decking / Paneled Walls / Flooring / Equally Paced Lines ( Make Radius Half of Pitch )
Brick-01 = Paving / Roof Tiles / Flooring / etc
Brick-02 = Paving / Roof Tiles / Bathroom Tiles / Flooring / Lattice / Decking / etc
Grille-01 = Wire Fences / Paving / Tiles / etc
Grille-02 = Fences / Paving / Tiles / Decking / Flooring / Lattice / etc
Herringbone = Pretty Much as is with limitations at the moment, length must be divisible by width.
StudWall = Decking / Lattice / Bearers & Joists / etc
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I also adjusted the X & Y Origins to make it fit better in the square box, if the hatch touches the edges of the hatch area you can dimension it to find out how much to move it if required, you can also use keyboard hotkeys IP (Menu> info > distance point to point)

Please Read the BTH-Usage.txt file supplied with Zip, It contains important information about
using the Tool..


Enjoy :-)
Just Updated V2.4 to V2.4.1 Added Message "Incorrect Offset Entered" in StudWall Tab
You can continue to save but it will be incorrect, Just select NO on save and fix incorrect input..
The next version will not give you the option to save if you enter a negative value but
I need to create a subroutine for this on all patterns so I'll fix on next release :-)
Cheers
John Hyslop
PS Just corrected name of PDF file to Studwall instead of SudWall :oops: Oops
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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by John Hyslop » Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:52 am

Hi All

If anyone is interested, I've designed some custom hatch patterns that are free to download from the link below:

https://qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php? ... 574#p25574

Cheers
John Hyslop
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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by John Hyslop » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:55 am

Hi All

Here's a short tutorial on using the StudWall Part of my Basic Hatch Pattern Tool..

I hope this helps, thanks to Husky again for pointing out that some explanations are needed
so people understand how this works... enjoy

Adding Searchable names Stud Wall , stud wall , stud-wall , stud_wall , Stud-Wall , StudWalls , studwalls ,


Cheers
John
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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by John Hyslop » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:05 am

Hi All

Version 2.5 Available with new Triangle-01 Hatch Pattern
That's a Total of 8 Configurable Hatch Patterns :-)
See examples below:-
And It Holds Reasonable Tolerance at 1 million Units from Datum e_surprised
Enjoy :-)
Cheers
John
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V2.5 Downloaded 3 times..
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Re: Free Stand Alone Basic Hatch Pattern Tool *Full Version*

Post by John Hyslop » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:11 pm

Hi All
Tip 1
You can use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move across tabs at top of the program or if you like you can use the scroll arrows top right.
I prefer to use the arrow keys, I have a bad habit of hitting the X top right and closing the program.:)
Tip 2
Don't just except the default Hatch Pattern Names, use something meaningful so you know what it is when you browse through your hatch patterns later, for an example we'll use Brick-01
If you make a brick 200x100 call the pattern something like BRK200x100.Never manually rename your patterns after creating as this will break them,the program "as in the case above" would add the 1st line to the pattern like this.
*BRK200x100,Pattern Description..
If you want to manually change your pattern name make sure you update this 1st line too, you can do this with any text editor eg notepad..
Just thought I would share this info with you all..

Cheers
John Hyslop
PS Don't use spaces in your hatch names ;)
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