The Filled Region tool creates a 2-dimensional, view-specific graphic with a boundary line style and fill pattern within the closed boundary. The filled region is parallel to the view’s sketch plane. The tool is useful for defining a filled area in a detail view or for adding a filled region to an annotation family.
Filled regions contain a fill pattern. Fill patterns are of 2 types: Drafting or Model. Drafting fill patterns are based on the scale of the view. Model fill patterns are based on the actual dimensions in the building model.
The following procedure is a general method for creating a filled region. Steps may vary depending on your design intent.
- Click Annotate tabDetail panelRegion drop-down (Filled Region).
- Click Modify | Create Filled Region Boundary tabLine Style panel, and select a boundary line style from the Line Styles drop-down.
- Sketch the region using the sketch tools on the Draw panel.
For example, you might sketch a square region. For more information about the sketching tools, see Sketching.
- To give the region a fill pattern, on the Properties Palette, click Edit Type and then select a fill for the Fill Pattern property.
- To set different line styles for the region lines, select the lines, and on the Properties Palette, change the value for the Subcategory property.
- Click Finish Edit Mode to complete your sketch.