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    Default How do YOU draw Isometric Projections

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    Since I'm a very self taught Autocad operator so some times I do stuff that's not really "according to Hoyle" like today I needed to draw the section of a part, and I was having huge Problems with drawing it in 3D. I can draw it and section the part, but I can't apply a Hatch to one face showing only the materiel hatch on the section face, So I just drew it as a 2d isometric Drawing, Laying out everything as I would in a pen and ink Drawing. I'm really curious what you do when you have a requirement for an isometric Projection? is there an easyer way to make isometrics? especialy Section Isometrics?
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    I think you can apply a hatch to a surface if the UCS is set correctly- so that the X-Y is on the surface.

    And I would draw Isometrics simply because I can't draw Isometrics, too young to have learnt to draw that stuff
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    Richard,
    Here is a quick one I had to do last week,

    I use the TOOLS -> DRAFT SETTINGS (see pic)

    Then `F5' to flip through the required iso sides, also ORTHO works in required plane as well.

    Anyway I know this is old fashioned, (not 3D), but sometimes its just quicker (personal opinion).
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    There are times when an isometric is more than enough and I use them fairly often. If I know I won't need different views of it then I will draw an iso. I have been drawing them for a long time and so it is easy to do. There is a pretty good program for sale out there that can take a view and turn it into an iso for top, or side. You have to finish it from there but it definately speeds things up. I think it is about $80, if you are interested I can search my brain and try to remember where to get it.

    Edit > http://www.lookingglassmicro.com/isocad.htm
    it is $150 and will only work on one computer. Seems expensive, but if you need to do a lot of isos it is still worth it.
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    Thanks Guy's like I say I spent a long time working on a board before I got in to Autocad so I can and do still just plane 2D iso, thanks for the drafting settings tip PS PORT Richard that Looking Glass IsoCad looks kind of interesting, I'm thinking I'm going to go in tomorrow with my hat in my hand and make a case for the shop to buy me a copy I do do a LOT of Iso drawing from the point that about 1/2 of the Gorillas I work with only have minimal ability to visualize from plan views. A 10 min ISO drawing can save hours of shop time and LOTS of material! and let's be honest if you spend $8k on Autocad what's another $150 to save the ~$2/hr GUY 10 HOURS a week ?
    I'm thinking my argument will be that I waste 1/2 my time doing ISO drawings for the Shop guy's so I'm going to STOP doing them, so I can spend more time on JOB Sales Illustrations. Concentrateing on Sales Drawings will bring more work in to the shop, and at the same time Just sit back and watch the SCRAP pile GROW and GROW untill I get that isocad
    n the original draft of the script, Arthur and his knights end up finding the Holy Grail at Harrods,Patsy claims that Harrods exists just so that people in Knightsbridge don't have to eat out all the time.Funny thing is I bought my Grail There

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    I used to draw 3D models, then rotate the object and snap the model for the iso look. Takes waaaaaaaaay too long. Now I'm an ISO king...

    Once you get good at it there's almost no reason to go back to 3D. Especially if you draw things specific for your trade, just make sure to keep the really important ones for future reference. Also, build a library of things you use often. In my trade, I have tons of stuff from Unistrut to Allthread, Beams, Rooftop Units, Grilles, etc etc that I have made a Block Library of for easy access. This will take your editing time way down because you don't have to draw things from scratch anymore.

    PS_Port hit the nail on the head for using the Isometric Snap. For a tip, remember this: To be good at drawing Iso means that you can do the same thing with Pencil & Paper. You honestly need to have the perspective in your mind to create good Iso drawings. Anyone can make a Iso of a box and label it, but to add in the minute details and perspective of certain parts where anyone who looks at it knows exactly what the picture represents is a whole different ballgame.
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    I just found this one, might help you out.
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    Port that is an intresting little app., I'm going to spen more time figureing it out.
    n the original draft of the script, Arthur and his knights end up finding the Holy Grail at Harrods,Patsy claims that Harrods exists just so that people in Knightsbridge don't have to eat out all the time.Funny thing is I bought my Grail There

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    Styk, I real lucy %99.9995 of everything we do is on a flat plane or tubing, since we cut most everything on a laser or waterjet, basically like wootan metals. so there are not many times I have to do a lot of graceful compound curves, or heavy strange shapes. Although I did have to Draw a monocock for a Vintage Formula Vee Car. a lot of what I draw is showing how a flat cut part folds up, or how the chassis tubing will go together
    n the original draft of the script, Arthur and his knights end up finding the Holy Grail at Harrods,Patsy claims that Harrods exists just so that people in Knightsbridge don't have to eat out all the time.Funny thing is I bought my Grail There

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    Styk here's an example of what I draw alot, this is a chassis bases on the Low Cost 7 I've been working on building one for 3-4 years, I've almost got enough parts and tubing to start building the chassis. A little Lotus 7 Clone with a real fast Toyota 4age 156 valve motor is going to be a neat little daily driver, and the key is all junkyard parts and yes I know it's more a Diametric than an Isometric drawing
    n the original draft of the script, Arthur and his knights end up finding the Holy Grail at Harrods,Patsy claims that Harrods exists just so that people in Knightsbridge don't have to eat out all the time.Funny thing is I bought my Grail There

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