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    kattka.a
    Hello again:) thank you for advice, but i stil have problems with this .I can make photo from litology log and re-make like a graphic log ..its easy but i cannot open my borehole sheet with graphic log in autocad ..i can open in mini cad viewer ..but its just viewer..maybe its problem with version of autocad ..so i tried to save my dxf file form strater like 2002 version but its not working .Do you have some other advice what i can try ? thanks a lot katka
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    Katie Yoder

    Hi Katka,

    What version of AutoCAD are you running? Did you adjust the DXF options to fill solid areas? Please try following the steps below to export your graphic log to DXF.

    1. Click the File | Export command, select DXF in the Save as type field, and click Save.
    2. In the Export Options dialog, click the DXF Options tab.
    3. In the File compatibility section, toggle AutoCAD 2004 (or later).
    4. Check the Fill solid areas box and uncheck each of the other options at the bottom of the Export Options tab.
    5. Click OK. The above steps result in a graphic log that is identical to the log in Strater when working with the Example Log.sdg sample file.

     

    Thanks,

    Katie

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    kattka.a

    Hi Katie, thanks .I tried your method but its stil not working.I have autocad 13 lt and i try to open in draft sight but i have template with text its borehole documentation and i must convert to autocad because i need contect borehole with highway profile.an i think that i try all posibilities :(
    thanks K

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    Leslie McWhirter

    Hello Katka,

    There is not currently a way to export fill patterns to DXF files, but images in graphic logs are retained, so you can use this log type instead of lithology/zone bar logs in order to retain the fill patterns in AutoCAD.

    Thanks,

    Leslie

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    Leslie McWhirter

    Hello Katka,

    What version of AutoCAD are you using? I'm using AutoCAD 2002 and I can see Graphic log images. I don't have any other suggestions outside of this since AutoCAD is so limited in its import options and the DXF file format does not currently support fill patterns.

    Thanks,

    Leslie

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    kattka.a
    Hello, thank you for answer. I tried to use a graphic log but still doesnt work it. i download patterns in jpg. to graphic log a but still it is not visible in autocad. and it isnt look good because of scale .Please can you give me another advice how to do this ? thanks Katka
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    Jelena RYSKOVA

    Hi, since Strater version 2 the lithology hatches were changed from vector to raster. And since this moment I also have the big problem :(
    with exporting logs to AutoCAD (clients want to get completely log in DXF with vector hatches, putting lithology columns to existing construction drawings with cross sections, etc.). And even I am using the newest version of AutoCAD it takes a lot of time to load hatch images to lithology column - and I have several hundreds of boreholes. :'(
    As the only way I found is to use for this purposes Strater1 - but it is really a lot of work more to have two parallel groups of files (including data files - Strater1 don't read XLSx files). It cannot be such hard to put back to Strater module with vector hatches! A lot of users will have easier work. Please put this to wishlist.
    Thanks! Jerys

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    Leslie McWhirter

    Hello Jerys and Katka,

    With the release of Strater 5 on June 28th, vector fill styles have been added back to Strater. There are 6 fill style types in Strater 5: solid, stock, image, gradient, vector, and line. Vector, line, and solid fill styles are exported to DXF files. Image, gradient, and stock styles are not exported to DXF files (a solid fill is exported instead). You can tell what type of pattern you have by selecting the filled object. The style type is listed in parenthesis after the layer name in the Property Manager. You can download the free demo of Strater 5 to see exactly what the vector, line, and solid fill styles entail, though you cannot test the export itself in the demo since our demo is out-put limited.

    Thanks!

    Leslie

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    Jelena RYSKOVA

    Hi, I have a lot of vector hatches from Strater1 defined in file Lithology Keyword.sch - how I can load them to Strater5? I see only file *.gsstyle :(
    Thanks! Jerys

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    Leslie McWhirter

    Hello Jerys,

    A fill style (which is saved to a GSSTYLE file) and a scheme (which is saved to a SCH file) are two separate things. You cannot load an SCH file as a fill style or a GSSTYLE file as a scheme. You can learn more about the differences between the two here: https://support.goldensoftware.com/hc/en-us/articles/226629987-What-s-the-difference-between-fill-styles-and-schemes-in-Strater-. If you wish to use fill styles from Strater 1 in Strater 5, there are a few options listed here: https://support.goldensoftware.com/hc/en-us/articles/226500627-How-can-I-customize-fill-patterns-in-Strater-. Since it sounds like you want these as vector fills, you will probably end up going with the last option, recreating those vector fills in Strater 5 and saving them to gsstyle files for future use.

    Thanks,

    Leslie

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    Jelena RYSKOVA

    Oops :)
    - I found button for this in Scheme editor! Thanks! Jerys

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    Jelena RYSKOVA

    Hi, yes, I've got items with my hatches ih Strater5, but they are images. Exist ani way to copy math definition of vector hatches (taken from [i:1vqw50u1]attrib.ini[/i:1vqw50u1] file) to corresponding file in Strater5? I found definition of named styles in the files with the same names *.gsstyle in Users\...\AppsData\... directory, but these files are binar :(
    Redefinition of vector slyles is realy the only way? - I have more than 200 styles :(
    Thanks! Jerys

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    Leslie McWhirter

    Hello Jerys,

    That's correct, the GSSTYLE file format is binary. I have added your vote to our suggestion file both for the ability to have ascii GSSTYLE files, and for the ability to import ascii fill style files. Currently the only way to get these fill styles as vector fill styles in Strater 5 is to recreate them there.

    Thanks,

    Leslie

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