TechDraw DetailView

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TechDraw DetailView

Menu location
TechDraw → TechDraw Views → Insert Detail View
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
TechDraw View, TechDraw ProjectionGroup


The TechDraw DetailView tool creates a view of a small area of an existing view.

Detail view with a circular outline


  1. Select a base view for the detail view.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
    • Press the Insert Detail View button.
    • Select the TechDraw → TechDraw Views → Insert Detail View option from the menu.
  3. A highlight outline is added to the base view, a detail view is added to the page, and a task panel opens.
  4. For clarity it is best to move the detail view so that it no longer overlaps the base view: hold down the left mouse button on its frame or label and drag it to a new position.
  5. To change the position of the highlight outline do one of the following:
    • Move the outline by dragging:
      1. Press the Drag Highlight button.
      2. The outline is marked on the page and a temporary drag label is added.
      3. Hold down the left mouse button on the outline itself, or on that label, and drag the outline to a new position.
    • Move the outline by coordinate input:
      1. Change the X and Y coordinates in the task panel. The coordinates are relative to the center of the base view.
  6. Optionally change the Radius of the detail view.
  7. Optionally change the Scale Type and Scale Factor of the detail view. See TechDraw View for more information.
  8. Specify a Reference label. This label will be displayed near the highlight outline.
  9. Press the OK button.


Properties Detail View

See also TechDraw View.



  • DataBase View (Link): The view on which the detail view is based.
  • DataAnchor Point (Vector): The center of the detail view within the DataBase View.
  • DataRadius (Float): The size of the area in the DataBase View that is displayed in the detail view.
  • DataReference (String): An identifier for the detail view in the DataBase View.

Properties Base View

A detail view inherits all applicable properties of its DataBase View. In the properties of that view you can change the appearance of the detail outline:



  • ViewHighlight Adjust (Float): See TechDraw View
  • ViewHighlight Line Color (Color): Idem.
  • ViewHighlight Line Style (Enumeration): Idem.