CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator

CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator is the vector based swatches collection to add professional CAD pattern simmulations to your Illustrator designs. The CADpatterns collection is compatible with all Illustrator CS and Illustrator CC versions. CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator contains over 400 unique technical and architectural patterns, including simulations of the AutoCAD, Microstation and VectorWorks default hatch patterns.

All swatches are simple accessible through the Illustrator swatches palette, are uniquely created and absolutely royalty-free.

Which CADpatterns are included in the retail package?

The CADpatterns for Illustrator collection contains over 400 unique swatches located in 4 categories:

swatches palette number of swatches preview swatches
Illustrator CADpatterns: 72 patterns view pattern collection
AutoCAD CADpatterns: 69 patterns view pattern collection
Vectorworks CADpatterns: 126 patterns view pattern collection
Microstation CADpatterns: 146 patterns view pattern collection

Key features for CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator:

  • Hunderds of directly usable CADpatterns
  • Simulations for most leading CAD application hatches are included
  • All patterns are vector based and uniquely created for this collection
  • All patterns tile seamlessly
  • All patterns are royalty free within the license agreement
  • All patterns can be adjusted in scale, direction and color


The complete collection is available for both Windows or Mac OS / OS X platforms and can be downloaded from our Personal Product Page as a ZIP archive. A valid license is required to download and install the retail CADpatterns package from our Personal Product Page. Please visit our online store for pricing and ordering information.

CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator Trial

If you are interested in CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator, you can download the free CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator trial package first. The trial collection is available as a Windows or Mac OS / OS X compressed archive and can be downloaded from the links below. Please notice that this trial version contains the same palettes as the retail version but the amount of swatches for each palette is limited to only three swatches. No serial number or license is required to install or extract this demo package.


CADpatterns Installation Guide and User documentation

The latest documentation for CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator can be found in our CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator Documentation Area. The documentation area contains Installation Guides, User Documentation and additional documents for both the Windows as the Mac OS / OS X versions. The CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator Documentation Area is a great first resource for answering the most common questions regarding CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator.

CADpatterns Pattern Overview

Large thumbnails of all 362 CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator pattern simulations can be found on our CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator pattern overview page. Please note that due to rasterisation of the original vector patterns some small imperfections may be visible at some patterns. These imperfections will not appear in your Illustrator files when using the original CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator pattern swatches. Also the grey watermark will not appear when using the trial or commercial version of CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator within Adobe Illustrator.

Download trial version

CADpatterns for Windows trial version

Version: 1.1
License: Commercial
Document format: ZIP archive
File size: 473 KB
Downloads: 9395
Platform: Windows

CADpatterns for Mac OS / OS X trial version

Version: 1.1
License: Commercial
Document format: ZIP archive
File size: 473 KB
Downloads: 5492
Platform: Mac OS / OS X