Creating Tidy detail sheets

30 August 2013 Tate Gibbes No Comments
ArchiCAD, Tip of the Day

In the image below you can see that I have made sure that all of my joinery sections and text lines up, giving the detail sheet a  nice tidy look and feel.

sample details
There is a very simple trick that I use to get my details to look like this.  I have a Master layout for my details sheet that has been set up with a bunch of boxes that define the drawing space and the columns for my text.

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This way, When I am working on a detail, all I have to do is set the details master sheet as my Trace  and I can work within its confines.  In order to make sure my joinery sections line up, I simply draw the first detail, I.E. the head, place it on a sheet, and then set the sheet with the detail to be my trace which shows exactly where the first detail sits.

 

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