How to add patterns to curve lines in Layout


#1

How do you add hatching/ Patterns to curve lines drawn in layout to highlight sections through models. In Autocad you can set the pattern/ hatching to follow the concave or convex curve profile. Any assistance greatly welcomed!! Ta


#2

Please share a sample LayOut file that shows what you are working with and what you want to achieve.


#3

I don’t think there is an option to do that in Layout. You can do it in SU with a plugin like Skalp.


#4

One way would be to copy your SketchUp model view, set the Render mode to Vector, then explode it. This should give you fills you are desiring place into a Scaled Drawing.


#5

You can add a pattern to exploded viewport linework, but it will not ‘follow’, you can only set the rotation of the whole hatch.:

@trent might be a good feature request for landscape architects


#6

That’s a great plugin for Acad for sure. The closest to that we have is with our offset ‘both sides’ then fill but our patterns would not follow the same way.

@ArtDirectorAdam, I might have misunderstood what you were going for. Could you provide a sample file / Image?


#7

Thanks Trent, I thought as much! This is the work around that I am using at the moment…hopefully Layout can incorporate this simple ‘Pattern to follow a line on a tangent (inside and out) or patterned line at a tangent inside or out’ into a future release!
Cheers
AAA


#8

It would be interesting if Sketchup had this “both sides” option in the offset tool as well


#9

I read on this forum in French, someone who uses ProfilBuilder to draw patterns along a curve. So it’s in sketchup and not in layout, but it can be useful.
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