Giving your views some background or an "environment" can bring life to the views you create.
Use the attached detail component families in your elevation and section views to provide some environment. Attached below is a Graphic Linework Tree family and a Graphic Linework People Family. Each family is a detail component family with different types used to define different graphic looks. Each tree family also has a white mask that can be turned on and off at the instance level, controling whether the tree is opaque or transparent. Each person type has this control as well and additional control so the pattern of the figure's clothing can be turned on or off, or a control to make the figure completely filled in black.
Keep in mind these families are detail components. Detail component families are view-specific and placed from the "Detail Component" tool on the Annotate tab of the ribbon. Detail components also are always displayed "on top" of model elements in a view, so if you use these families in a situation where the model needs to be "in front" of them, you may have to make some modifications or use some drafting tools in the view to "hide" portions of these families you don't want to see.
Use these families (and others you might create) to give your sections and elevations some architectural graphic "flair"
The concept for this article and these families were orginally published in a blog by Robert Shamilevich. Here is a link to the original translated (originally posted in Russian) post on the Art Architecture blog.
These familes used the originals posted and combined them into one famliy that uses different types to provide the different looks for the people and trees.
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