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    Using model data for detail components

    I made a fairly complex baseplate and anchor bolt family that works pretty well for generating a schedule but I would like to take it one step farther. I still end up detailing all the baseplate types by hand and I would much rather have the detail components grab the data from the model. Is this possible? The closest I have gotten us using a legend and faking it to look like a detail.

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    Welcome to the forum. If you already modeled a complex baseplate with anchors and bolts, what if you make callout views over that baseplate, put dimensions and text and use it as a detail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
    Welcome to the forum. If you already modeled a complex baseplate with anchors and bolts, what if you make callout views over that baseplate, put dimensions and text and use it as a detail?
    Thanks Alfredo. I think you are right. I'll just work the family a little more so that it looks how I like in a detail view. I was just hoping to find a way that stopped me from needing to create a detail for each new project.

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    You can still do a parametric detail component of the base plate. It's just that the detail component is not aware of changes in the model as you were asking in your first post. The only connection possible would be through global parameters. Such as: the width of a model base plate family can be tied to a global parameter "Width A", and the width of a detail component base plate family can be tied to the same global parameter.

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