HGEN (V2006 upd 4/2005) is an ARX application for AutoCAD 2000/2000i/2002 or 2004/2005/2006 (or MAP or Mechanical/Architectural Desktop) by CAD Studio (former Xanadu). It converts your AutoCAD drawing to hatch pattern (.PAT definitions) so you can easily convert your logos, symbols or patterns to hatches which can be used in standard _HATCH or _BHATCH commands in AutoCAD (or Desktops) or in Autodesk Revit. Creating hatch patterns has never been easier.
HGEN requires AutoCAD 2000/2000i/2002 or 2004/2005/2006 (or MAP or Mech/Arch/Land Desktop) running on Windows 2000/XP.
Take any of your existing drawings. Explode it to simple entities (if neccessary - e.g. uses blocks; you can explode any 2D entity to lines). HGEN can scale the source drawing and can approximate curved entities to lines (AutoCAD hatch pattern definitions do not support arcs by default). HGEN converts and writes selected entities of your drawing to a .PAT definition (you can even append to ACAD.PAT) which can be subsequently used in _HATCH or _BHATCH commands. All .PAT files generated by HGEN can be also used in Autodesk Revit as model or drafting patterns.
Please note that the resulting PAT patern file is written in the current directory by default - it may be necessary to move it to your AutoCAD support folder.→
Shareware version is free and can be copied for free - together with the README file. Shareware version is limited by adding the "DEMO" text to any of your patterns and can be used only for evaluation for 15 days.
Please consider also CAD Studio Tools - a bundle product containing also HGEN.
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Delivery: HGEN (or the authorization code) is deliered electronically - via e-mail. Please install the trial version first and specify your unique Request code in your order (available in HGEN startup dialog, Authorize button - see on the right). Orders are processed within one business day.
Download limited free version of HGEN (for AutoCAD 2000/2000i/2002 or 2004/2005/2006)