Relatively new to CorelDraw, so please forgive us for the potentially simple question (and hopefully simple solution!). There are many AutoCAD .pat files we would like to use as hatch patterns in CorelDraw (X6), but we can't figure out how to use them. We have attempted to import (we get an I/O error), simply open them (again, I/O error), and I have no idea how to add them to our library. Help please! [:S]
3 years now, have same question for aloong time.
I wouldn't expect CorelDRAW to understand the syntax of AutoCAD .pat files.
CorelDRAW has pretty good capabilities for creating vector pattern fills, though, based on a "repeating unit" or "tile" defined by the user.
HatchKit 4 reads, edits and writes a range of CAD fill pattern formats including AutoCAD's .PAT and CorelDRAW's .XML files.
To convert from .PAT to .XML open the the .PAT file and save as .XML.
hope this helps