Part Settings Interaction with Detail OptionsKeyCreator \ Detail \ Overview \ Part-Settings-Interaction-with-Detail-Options
This topic continues the discussion of How Detail Options Affect Newly Created Detail Entities, which is part of the overall discussion of Using Detail Options.
Changes to the Part Settings toolbar can affect creating detail entities. This toolbar contains functions from the Edit>System Settings menu that control detail attributes. That is, the default Part Settings toolbar has the following functions (buttons), left-to-right: Line width, Ccolor, Line style. These same attributes, plus Pen, also are available as options on attributes panes of the Detail Options dialog. The Part Settings toolbar shown below is a customized version to illustrate all four of the detail attributes.
For the purpose of explanation only, the table below uses levels to define how the attributes interact with each other. The lowest level, level 1, is when all attribute options are cleared on the Detail Options dialog. Level 2 (2A and 2B) represents those attributes that are common in the Detail Options dialog. They override the level 1 attributes. Level 3 (3A and 3B) represents those that are local attribute options on the dialog. These are set for specific detail entities and override the common (level 2) options.
Examples of how these work are provided below using linear dimensions. The same concepts apply to all of the detail entities.
Creating a Dimension with Default Settings
The Detail attributes pane, which is at the same level of the tree as the Detail lines and Formatting panes, controls the detail entity's entity attributes. The attributes you select on this pane are used when selecting entities with an attributes mask. Also, these are the attributes that the components of a detail entity use if not explicitly set on the component attribute panes of the Detail Options dialog. By default, all the attributes on this pane are set to use the part settings (cleared). When you clear an attribute's check box on an attributes pane, the attribute is taken from the Part Setting toolbar when you create the detail entity. This is the same way that creating geometry uses the part settings.
Below are the default (all cleared) attributes panes. The top shows the default settings of the Dimensions>Detail attrbutes (and Annotations>Detail) panes. The bottom shows the default for Dimensions>Linear dimensions>Detail attributes (and for all of the dimension detail entity subgroups: linear dimensions through arclength dimensions) panes.
Creating a dimension with these defaults for the attributes result in a dimension as shown below.