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A detail component family consists of components added to detail or drafting views, and they are visible only in those views. They scale with the model, rather than the sheet. Detail components could include a 2X4, a metal stud, or a shim.
Before reading this topic, familiarize yourself with families. See The Families Guide.
The following procedure is a general procedure for creating a detail component family. Your steps may differ depending on your design intent.
- In the Family Editor, sketch reference planes for placing the detail component.
- Use tools on the Create tab to create the shape of the detail component. A detail component is displayed in a symbolic form and is not shown in 3D. Click the Line tool to sketch the symbol.
- For lines, select the line and click Modify | Lines tabMode panel (Visibility Settings), and select the views in which the object will be visible.
For filled regions, select the filled region and click Modify | Detail Items tabMode panel (Visibility Settings), and select the views in which the object will be visible.
- Save the detail component.