Whilst we create digital models and work in 3D, at the end of the day we still need to produce 2D drawings which can be understood by many. Our drawings are really just lines on a sheet, which in turn represent the building (or bridge, plane, kitchen whatever…). A lot of the times our drawings are self explanatory or are understood with text notes, but sometimes (especially if the drawing is cluttered) we need the help of Legends to help tell the story.
Creating Legends using Legend Components
Legends are a clear way of showing what a particular element represents. This could be standard building elements such as floors, walls, columns, or indicative items such as symbols or line types.
For many years, I use to painstakingly match the hatch pattern of a modeled element (a wall for example), to a new filled region. I would then draw a filled region in a legend, the same width etc. that would represent the wall in the model. I did this for as long as I could remember, until I…