Isometric Projection of simple Solids.

The most convenient method of drawing the isometric view of any solid object is by the boxing method.  In this the object is considered to be placed in a rectangular box having dimensions with maximum dimensions of the object along the three axes. The edges of the rectangular box are the isometric axes and the surfaces of the rectangular box are the isometric planes.Isometric Projection of simple Solids.

The four basic steps for creating an isometric drawing are:

  1. Positioning the object. Determine the isometric viewpoint that clearly depicts maximum features of the object
  2. Once the object is positioned and the view point is decided, draw the isometric axes which will produce that view-point.
  3. Construct isometric planes, using the overall width (W), height (H), and depth (D) of the object, such that the object will be totally enclosed in a box.
  4. Locate details on the isometric planes. Darken all visible lines, and eliminate hidden lines unless absolutely necessary to describe the object.

Figure 1 Shows the multi-view drawing of an object. The figure illustrates the isometric view of the object while positioning using the regular isometric and reverse isometric view points. For this object, regular isometric will provide maximum information regarding the object compared to the reverse isometric.

Isometric Projection of simple Solids

Figure 1. The isometric views using regular isometric and reverse isometric view points.

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