Using Make2D with DetailViews?

Hi all, I wonder if someone might be able to direct me to some ‘best practices’ for using Grasshopper’s Make2D tools? I can’t seem to sort out the right way to utilize them and I wonder if there is guide or something that walks though the right way to set those up?

I like the Make2D line-control very much, and I’d love to be able to use it in more outputs. I wonder if there is a ‘right’ way to get those lines to show/align in a Layout and DetailView?

for instance, if I have a very simple mass, and I do the Make2D, that’s all good, but I don’t understand how to get that linework to show properly in a Layout DetailView?

I was experimenting with grabbing the DetailView’s Transform and applying that to the linework in order to get the geometry aligned to the page, but I can’t seem to make that work? If I find and apply the WorldToPage transform, as well as the Page’s Scale factor, I can get the right geometry

buts its way off in a location that I don’t understand?

I must be misunderstanding something here or doing something incorrect - but I can’t seem to figure out what? If anyone might be able to point me in the right direction, I would very much appreciate it. I would just like to be able to use those Grasshopper Make2D components to create linework in a DetailView - seems like that should be possible, no?

thanks so much for any thoughts, example gh file attached.
example.3dm (142.0 KB) (16.2 KB)

You can use Move or Orient inside GH to move the Make2D geometry away from the origin, if that’s where your model happens to be. Then just manually re-center the detail view on wherever your GH Make2D geometry is generated inside model-space.

If you’re trying to automate the creation of details views themselves that probably requires Python/C#, etc.

If you always want a detail view that is exactly the size of the page layout (aka a drawing centered on the page), I usually make a rectangle in Rhino model space that’s the same size as the page layout, selecte that rectangle inside the detail, then zoom-selected to center the detail on the rectangle. Then set your scale in the detail to 1:1. This only works if model and layout units are the same.

Am I understanding your question correctly?