This blog discusses a technique for changing Model Lines to Detail Lines and Detail Lines to Model Lines.
People will sometimes draw details in their live model views using Model Lines not realising the impact it is having on the visibility in 3D view or section/elevation. When they realise their mistakes, it is often too late to redraw the details using drafting lines as too much has been done.
Instead you can use this technique to ‘convert’ Model Lines into Drafting Lines and vica versa without the need to redraw anything!
There are three methods discussed in this blog
- Model Lines to Detail Lines in a Project
- Detail Lines to Model Lines in a Project
- Model Lines in a Project to Detail Lines in a Family
It now appears in every view and even in 3D.
Select Model Lines and Cut to Clipboard (CTRL+X)
Paste into the view again using Paste Aligned > Current View. All the lines are now Detail Lines and will not show up in a 3D view as shown below!
To work the transition the other way (from Drafting to Model lines) you must use this technique
Select the Detail Lines and Cut to Clipboard (CTRL+X)
Start a new Floor family and paste the lines in using Paste Aligned > Current View
Select the lines and cut to clipboard again
Cancel making the floor
It is not possible to copy between a Project and the Family editor unless you use the following technique:
Select the Model Lines and Cut to Clipboard (CTRL+X)
Create a new 2D Detail Component Family and start a new Filled Region.
Paste the lines into the filled region.