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Lecture 3 Thursday 31 March 2016

ENGINEERING GRAPHICS
1E9
Lecture 3: Isometric
Projections

Lecture 3 Thursday 31 March 2016

What is ISOMETRIC?
It is a method of producing pictorial view
of an object showing all three faces of the
object simultaneously.
It is a type of parallel projection
It is a type of axonometric projection

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Axonometric Projections

Observer at infinity
Projectors parallel to each other and perpendicular
to projection plane
Object is inclined with respect to projection plane

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Types of Axonometric
Projections
Isometric Projection

Dimetric Projection

Trimetric Projection

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Isometric Projections
All angles between axonometric axes are
equal
The three coordinate axes of the object
of true length)
The angles between any two of the
three coordinate axes is 120

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Isometric Terminology
The three coordinate axes are called isometric
axes
Any line parallel to isometric axes is called
isometric line
A non-isometric line is a line not parallel
any one of the three isometric axis

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In isometric projection of cube, the faces of the

cube and any plane parallel to them is called
isometric planes

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Isometric Scale
True lengths of the edges of the object are
equally foreshortened
Correct isometric projection can be drawn
using an isometric scale (always smaller
than ordinary scale)

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Isometric Drawing
Isometric Projection:
Drawing prepared
with isometric scale on
isometric axes
Isometric Drawing:
Drawing prepared
with ordinary scale
on isometric axes

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Steps:
Step 1
Isometric sketches begin with defining
isometric axes, three lines, one vertical
and two drawn at 30 from the horizontal.

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Steps:
Step 2
Three lines of the isometric axes represent
the three primary dimensions of the
object: width, height, and depth

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Steps:
Step 3
Draw the font face of the isometric block.

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Steps:
Step 4
Draw the rest of the isometric block.

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Steps:
Step 5
Add details to the block starting from the
front face. Then add details to the other
faces.

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Steps:
Step 6
Darken all visible lines to complete the
isometric sketch. (make sure that
construction lines are light)

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Axonometric projection shows all 3 dimensions, length, width

and height.
The isometric lines are only drawn to scale. Objects
composed entirely of isometric lines can be drawn by taking
all measurements parallel to main edges of the enclosing box.
Non-isometric lines are drawn by transferring the ordinates
(which are on isometric lines) of the end of the lines
Inclined and oblique surfaces are drawn using end
coordinates. Box construction and offset measurements are
common methods
In an isometric drawing, an angle never appears in its true
size. Angles, irregular curves require special techniques

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Objects with Normal Surfaces

Make an Isometric Drawing with corner A
at the bottom

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Objects with Oblique Surfaces

Make an Isometric Drawing with corner A
at the bottom

NON-ISOMETRIC LINE

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Objects with Non-isometric

Lines
Make an Isometric Drawing with apex A
facing front

Non-isometric lines are drawn with box construction

and offset measurements
Non-isometric lines are not drawn in true length in
isometric drawing (BA is shorter than CA in this
drawing)

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Irregular Objects
Make an Isometric Drawing of the following
irregular object (pyramid)

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Irregular Objects

Complete box construction may not be

needed in each case

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Objects with Circular Geometry

A circle in a orthographic projection will appear as
an ellipse in an isometric drawing.
Instead of actual ellipses often approximate ellipses
are drawn for isometric drawing.
Four-centre ellipses are used to approximate ellipses
on isometric planes.

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Approximate Ellipse

Draw the isometric centre lines of the circle. Using the

centre lines, draw an isometric square with sides equal to the
diameter of the circle.
From the near corners of the box, draw two large arcs with
radius R, using the two red points as centres.
Draw the two smaller arcs with radius r, using two green points
as centres.

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Cylinder

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Objects with Non-Circular Curved

Surfaces
Make an Isometric Drawing of the following
curved object

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A line that appears as a noncircular curve in a normal

orthographic view of an object appears as a non-isometric line
in an isometric drawing.
Curves may be drawn using a series of points by measuring
along the normal lines in the orthographic view (offset
measurements) and transferring these points on isometric
drawing. Accuracy increases with number of points.