Use Callouts to create more detailed captioned views. You can add a callout view to floor plan, section or elevation view.
Location: Documentation > Callout
The Callout command copies the selected part of the building to a detail view. The detail view appears in the Project Navigator under a new entry with the floor plan name - Callout extension. Each callout creates a new detail view.
The callout level is a special level whose height is always zero and cannot be changed.
The callout level name is the name of the current level - Callout extension.
At the original level, a callout label is created, consisting of a boundary line, a pointer line, and a symbol. The symbol contains editable text fields.
The same label is created in the callout view.
Use Callout view when you want to provide more details about a part of the building model.
Furthermore, callout view may be used to provide information about assembly and the junctions between components, to show construction details, and so on, that would not be possible to include on general drawings.
When the callout tag is deleted, the callout view is also deleted with a warning (No Undo - Do you want to continue?).
Open the callout view
The callout label is linked to the callout view. To open the callout view, click the magnifying glass icon next to the label symbol or right-click the callout label after selecting it, and then choose Go To View.
Update the callout view
Right-click the callout label, and then click Update Callout. You can use the Update Callout command to refresh the callout view at any time.
Change the callout
The boundaries of the callout label determine the part of the building that appears in the callout view.
To change the callout borders, click on any border and move them with the corresponding commands. Changing the callout border automatically updates the callout view.
Change the graphical appearance of the callout
Right-click the callout label, and then click Modify and Update Callout. In the dialog that appears, you can change the graphical appearance of the callout label.
Move highlight pointer
After selecting the callout label, click the symbol end of the pointer. Move the pointer. The other end of the pointer line will always start from the nearest point of the callout border.
Callout label parameters
3 text values can be edited on the callout label. The purpose of the _Nr parameter is to associate the original view and callout with the same value in the print documentation. Use the _Sht parameter to specify the page number where the callout is in the print documentation. The purpose of the _Ref parameter is to place a textual explanation on both the original view and the callout.
Create a callout symbol
A new callout symbol can be created with the Drawing - Group - Create Library Group command. For proper operation, the group must contain the three text elements with $_Nr, $_Ref, $_Sht.
These will be interpreted by the program as parameters. The parameters can be made visible by selecting Drawing - Group - Group Parameters - Existing Variables.
You should also save in the following category: SIGNS - Callout
Place additional drawing elements on the Callout level
The view created at the Callout level loses its architectural content, containing only 2D elements such as lines, hatches, arcs, and so on. It goes through the same process as when a drawing detail is placed on a layout sheet.
The scalings placed in the highlight view refer to 2D elements for the above reason. After updating the highlight, the program tries to rebuild the scalings based on the geometry, but this is not always possible. Therefore, after an upgrade, scaling may be missing or in the wrong position. Remember to check the scaling after the upgrade.