Insert a Detail View - SmartSketch - Help

SmartSketch Help

Engineering and Schematics
  1. Click Insert > Detail View.

  2. Click the shape of the detail view, either Circular or Rectangular.

  3. Click the Caption box and type a caption that the software places with the drawing detail.

    You can define the active font for the Detail View caption by using Format > Text Box.

  4. Select a scale for the drawing detail in the Scale Factor box.

    You can click the scale factor box and type a value instead of selecting an available value from the pull down list.

  5. Select an existing sheet for displaying the detail view in the Place detail on: combo box.

  6. Select the Display envelope check box to display the boundary of the detailed view on the drawing.

    When displayed, detail view boundaries (envelopes) can be moved to a different location in the drawing to change the contents of the detail view. To do this, click the detail view envelope in the drawing.  Then using the displayed center point, drag the envelope to a new location in the drawing. The contents of the detail view update to reflect the location of the envelope.

  • You can use the F5 key to redraw (update) a detail view.

  • The detail view is a SmartFrame. You can edit its properties by selecting the detail view and displaying the shortcut menu.

  • The envelope, labels, and detail view can all be moved to different locations at any time. Labels can be edited at any time.

  • The contents inside a detail view cannot be edited; however, if the contents inside the envelope are modified, changes are reflected in the detail view once the screen is repainted.

  • If the detail view is deleted, the envelope and associated labels are also deleted. However, if the envelope or any labels are deleted, the detail view will remain.

  • All detail views placed in the document are saved when you save the file as an AutoCAD DWG file. SmartSketch automatically creates a separate sheet in the resulting DWG file that contains detail view(s). The name of each generated sheet corresponds to the name of the sheet in SmartSketch containing the detail view(s). For example, if sheet25 contains one or more detail views in the SmartSketch document, the resulting AutoCAD DWG file will automatically create a sheet named sheet25, which contains the detail view(s).

See Also

Detail View Ribbon
Detail View Command