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Detail View Enhancement in NX 11.0.1


There is only so much space on a drawing. It has to convey all of the important manufacturing information about the part and its geometry, but it also has to fit a standard sheet size. For large or complex parts, this is especially difficult, as the sheer number of views and their associated annotation takes up so much space that it can be difficult to fit the necessary information on a standard sheet.

View Boundary.png

One way of saving space is to reduce the amount of unnecessary lines and data that you show. For instance, detailed views don’t really need to show an entire boundary; the important part is where the boundary intersects with the model geometry.


In the past, this was a time-consuming, manual process. In NX 11.0.1 however, you have the option of showing only the intersection areas when creating or modifying a view.


New "Clip Boundary" drafting preferences can be used to create partial boundaries when you create detail views.


Detail View.PNGNX 11.0.1: Clip Boundary location in Drafting Preferences dialog

If 'Clip Boundary' preference is not set in the drafting prefrences, it can also be set in the individual detail view settings dialog.


Detail View3.PNGNX 11.0.1: Clip Boundary location in Detail View dialog


Detail View2.PNGNX 11.0.1: Detail View when Clip Boundary is toggled off


Detail View1.PNGNX 11.0.1: Detail View when Clip Boundary is toggled onWith this new enhancement detail views can be modified to meet compliance standards.


I have question.


When we are  creating detail view in NX 11, if we right click on the detail view an option " Convert to independent Detail" is available. what is its use?

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Siemens Documentation: Detail views

Dependent and independent detail views

You can create a detail view in one of two modes, either associated to the parent view, or independent of the parent view. An associative detail view always inherits the view settings from its parent view. An independent detail view can be edited like any other view. If you want to edit any of the settings for a detail view, you must first convert it to an independent detail view.

With an independent detail view you can do the following:

  • Edit all of its view settings.

  • Change the visible layers in the view.

  • Add, edit, and remove curves from it.

  • Apply view dependent edits to it.

  • Create additional detail views from it.

  • Display different assembly arrangements in it.

  • Designate secondary geometry components for it.


Once you make a detail view independent, any additional settings and view dependent edits you make in the parent view no longer affect it. This action is irreversible. However, view boundary changes made to the independent detail view are still reflected in the parent view.


Thanks for the information.PAUL BEVAN