by John Flanagan
A callout is a view that you place in a plan, section, detail or elevation view to create a detailed view of a part of the parent view.
Fig 1: Callout tool (Ribbon View tab>Create panel)
When you create a callout, a new view called a callout view is created and is listed in the project browser.
The following table describes the two types of callout views.
Creating Callout Views
- In a project, click View tabCreate panelCallout drop-down (Rectangle).
- In the Type Selector, select the type of callout to create: a detail callout or a view callout (a callout view that has the same view type as the parent view).
- To define the callout area, drag the cursor from the upper-left to the lower-right, creating a callout bubble as shown by the dashed line in the diagram below.
- The area enclosed within the callout boundary is the callout bubble. A callout bubble and callout head are connected by a leader line.
- The callout bubble, callout head and leader line are together referred to as a callout tag.
- You should plan the use of views and callouts to provide a logical sequence from views with little detail to views with more.
- You can use standard details in drafting views as references for multiple callouts that detail the same condition.