I think that Detail Sheets should be created by using the standard sheet divided into standard modules defined by a layout grid (see previous post). The modular grid shall be rendered visible in the sheet and in the final plot. The visibility of the grid on detail sheets is optional, some firms box in their details and others do not.
Details are created to fit within the grid modules. One detail takes up an entire module. Do not divide the modules up. If a detail requires expanding beyond on module, take the entire adjacent module.
Detail sheets shall be composed by “placing” (XREF, Insert, etc.) the individual detail drawings into Paper Space in the Sheet File. Individual Detail will be inserted by selecting the lower left-hand corner of the drawing modules as the insertion point. Details shall be scaled down to fit the appropriate detail scale factors.
The sequence for placing the detail onto the detail sheet should begin at the lower right-hand corner of the drawing area adjacent to the title block and then proceeding from bottom to top and across the sheet from right to left.
Details larger than one module may be placed in the sheet by encompassing as many contiguous drawing modules as required by the size of the detail. Only full drawing modules should be used. No fractional portions of modules should be allowed.
The details should be identified individually in the detail sheet. The detail title should be placed directly onto Paper Space at the bottom portion of each detail.