This 32 minute lesson focuses on two essential components of construction documents: detail drawings and worksheets.
Details and Worksheets are similar: both are 2D drafting windows that can be used to create drawings for placing onto layout sheets. In both cases, a marker callout can be placed to define an area in an existing view; the contents that are outlined are copied into the new viewpoint and can be edited purely as 2D graphics. The marker callout will continue to be connected to the drawing and is often set to show the drawing and sheet number automatically.
TIP: Use the Detail tool for any drawings that you call a Detail, and use the Worksheet tool for all other 2D drawings, including wall sections, enlarged plans, and as a place to import DWG files such as surveys or other consultant drawings as well as PDF reference materials.
In this lesson, a section is called up and the Detail tool is activated and the settings are briefly explained. A new detail marker is placed to create an Eave Detail, and the new detail viewpoint is opened. The scale is adjusted to suit the drawing, and some labels are added as an example of 2D annotation. Some lines are deleted or adjusted, and new ones drawn to represent framing.
TIP: To simplify manipulation of both details and worksheets:
For both Details and Worksheets, before placing on a Layout, a View must be either created or adjusted to suit the drawing requirements. If there is a Clone Folder set up for these parts of the Project Map in the View Map, then whenever you create a new detail or worksheet, a new view will be added to that folder. In that case, instead of creating a new View, you will need to select the View in that folder and adjust the View Settings as needed – commonly this may involve changing the scale, and possibly changing the layer combination.
After creating the View or confirming the View Settings, you may drag the View onto the appropriate Layout sheet and then move or crop as desired. In the lesson, the detail drawing is placed on a new Layout which is set up to use a Master Layout that has a grid; the drawing number is then set based on the grid position of the drawing. The worksheet (an enlarged wall section) is placed onto a new Layout with the building sections, but using a different scale; the drawing number is based on the order of the drawings in the Navigator list for that Layout, which may be revised to suit the positions on the page.
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