How can I make planar surface in Layout view over inactive detail pane?

Hi, V5
I have in layout view, over an inactive detail view, (perspective view mode) drawn a shape with line tool, until its closed, used surface from planar curves tool, give it red by placing onto a new layer coloured red, but I dont see a red surface result.

try bring to front. no better.
in fact I just see the line tool shape yet if I click the line it offers me choice of surface or curve.
I select surface, its is allocated to a red layer, bring to front again, still nothing shows.


Hi Steve,

Instead of placing a surface, place a hatch, using the shape to define its edge. Use the solid option and make sure you place the hatch on the red layer.