How to create a quarter-turn pattern?

Posted by Administrator - 3/18/2016 12:15 PM
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In orer to create a quarter-turn pattern, you need to install the multi-family or commercial edition. Below is an example showing you how to create a quarter-turn carpet tile pattern.

Step 1. Product tab->Add Tile->edit the name and size of the carpet tile->click the "folder" icon to upload an image to Picture URL.

Step 2:File menu->System Setting->Material layout->check "show Tile image"


Step 3: From the lower left corner->Pattern Library->Tile Pattern Editor

Step 4: In Pattern Editor window-> New->Select the tile size from the pull-down list on top right of the pop-up window ->click Add Tile->click the Tile Type pull-down list to select the tile that you want to work on->OK.

Step 5: Move the cursor to locate a cell to start and you will see an arrow appear, which indicate the direction of the tile.

Step 6: Left click to drop a tile in the left grid. If you want to change the direction of a particular tile, right-click on it->Rotate tile.

Step 7: repeat step 5 and step6 to complete the pattern:

Step 8: The program will automatically generate all possible combinations of the pattern at lower right corner. Select one to rename and save. Close the Pattern Editor window

Step 9: draw the pattern and drop it to a room->on the pop-up window->select the Tile you want to apply to the room.

If you want to show the installers how the quarter-turn pattern should be installed, you can change the tile image to an arrow.


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    #1 by rtipping2001 3/18/2016 7:17 PM

    This is very helpful thank you  .


    The image facility sparks the imagination - I had not thought to introduce a symbol into the mix this opens up a lot of possibility for communication.

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    #2 by rtipping2001 3/19/2016 4:24 PM

    I'm flumuxed ?

    I can get the image in the straight lay 

    But i loose the image when pattern editing ?it just grays out not even to background color ?




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    #3 by PerformanceSurfaces 3/31/2016 4:18 PM

    Rtipping, I had this same issue when trying to send a customer a 3-tile layout. What I did was make sure I have the setting checked:


    Then right click on the plan (Not the room) and select "Overlay Drawings"


    I am then able to print my tile pattern layout to present to the customer.

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    #4 by rtipping2001 4/1/2016 9:41 AM

    Did all you suggested (TY) still not worrking.

    Just so we are clear

    Photoshopped arrow on to tile

    Uploades image

    linked to image

    loading into drawing - no problem tile image with arrow is good (straight lay 1 direction).



    Introduce the qaurter turn pattern Image greys out?(Yes I did remove original load and yes the cpt was loaded at pattern load.)


    Got to be the pattern itself I have to hit the books.;/]

    I have to go back to beggining on pattern creation (ive used this a lot but confess im not super confident with it)thats the only explanation if it where purly an image or link thing then it would not load at all.

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    #5 by afinley 8/11/2016 2:19 PM
    I'm with rtipping on this one. When I put the pattern in, I lose the images (it becomes white with black lines). Maybe its in the version I am working in?
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    #6 by rtipping2001 8/26/2016 12:43 PM

    No way im able to get images with patterns - I can get the tile with an image no problem add a pattern it solid's - out.?are you sure this is doable can you send a fep file with it done (include images) send it here 

    Ok this is driving me nuts I got this which is what I want

    But the images don't show up till I follow your instructions then go to room tool and change 1  tile to an image tile which of course is bent

    Please help! looks like some how the room tool>replace tile is invoking images period even though I am replacing 1 tile ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    And when I drag the are smaller the tile disappears.

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    #7 by rtipping2001 9/8/2016 10:48 AM

    Ok if you're ripping your hair out on this M2 staff are kindly examining the issue stay tuned.Sept  9 2016

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    #8 by LarryPMcDonald 5/19/2019 5:16 AM
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