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# PROJECTIONS OF STRAIGHT LINES

Definition of Straight line: A straight line is the shortest distance between two points. -Top views of two end points of a straight line, when joined, give the top view of the straight line. -Front views of the two end points of a straight line, when joined, give the front view of the straight line.

## Orientation of Straight Line in - A line in space may be parallel, Space

perpendicular or inclined to either the H.P. or V.P. or both.

## - Line ends may be in different Quadrants.

- Position of Straight Line in space can be fixed by various combinations of data like distance of its end points from reference planes, inclinations of the line with the reference planes, distance between end projectors of the line etc.

## Notatioans used for Straight Line True length of the line:

Denoted by Capital letters. e.g. AB=100 mm, means that true length of the line is 100 mm. Front View Length: Denoted by small letters. e.g. ab=70 mm, means that Front View Length is 70 mm. Top View Length: Denoted by small letters. e.g. ab=80 mm, means that Top View Length is 80 mm. Inclination of True Length of Line with H.P.: It is denoted by . e.g. Inclination of the line with H.P. (or Ground) is given as 30 means that = 30.

Inclination of True Length of Line with V.P.: It is denoted by . e.g. Inclination of the line with V.P. is given as 40 means that = 40. Inclination of Front View Length with XY : It is denoted by . e.g. Inclination of the Front View of the line with XY is given as 50 means that = 50. Inclination of Top View Length with XY : It is denoted by . e.g. Inclination of the Top View of the line with XY is given as 30 means that = 30. End Projector Distance: It is the distance between two projectors passing through end points of F.V. & T.V. measured parallel to XY line.

## Line in Different Positions with respect to H.P. & V.P.

CLASS A: Line perpendicular to (or in) one reference plane & hence parallel to both the other planes (1) Line perpendicular to P.P. & (hence) parallel to both H.P. & V.P. (2) Line perpendicular to V.P. & (hence) parallel to both H.P. & P.P. (3) Line perpendicular to H.P. & (hence) parallel to both V.P. & P.P.

## Line in Different Positions with respect to H.P. & V.P.

CLASS B: Line parallel to (or in) one reference plane & inclined to other two planes

## (2) Line parallel to ( or in) H.P. & inclined to V.P. by .

(3) Line parallel to ( or in) P.P. & inclined to H.P. by & V.P. by .

## Line in Different Positions with respect to H.P. & V.P.

CLASS C: Line inclined to all three reference planes ( Oblique lines ) Line inclined to H.P. by , to V.P. by and also inclined to profile plane.

Class A(1) : Line perpendicular to P.P. & hence parallel to both the other planes
Y
V.P .

b a A

a P.P. . b B b
P. H.

X z

Class A(1) : Line perpendicular to P.P. & hence parallel to both the other planes
V.P .

b a Y X

b a
P. H.

. P.P

P. V.

a, b .

b a Y

Y1

X a

b
.P . H

Class A(1) : Line perpendicular to P.P. & hence parallel to both the other planes

F.V.

a, b .

L.H.S.V.

X a T.V. b

Y1

Class A(1) : Line perpendicular to P.P. & hence parallel to both the other planes

Exercise 1 :- A Line AB, 50mm long is perpendicular to the profile plane. The end A is 20mm below H.P. , 30mm behind V.P. & 10mm to the left of P.P. Draw the projections of straight line AB (i.e. Front View & Top View).

b.

50 T.V.=T.L.

Y1

## Data given :(1) T.L. = 50mm

20 below H.P. 30mm Behind V.P.

.a
10 Y

Profile Plane

(2)Point A

30

F.V.=T.L.

20

. a

## (3) Line is perpendicular to P.P. (4) Line is 10mm left of P.P.

Scale :- 1:1

Y1

Y
.P. V

a,. b A
Y X

B
P. H.

a b

Class A(2):Line perpendicular to V.P. & (hence) parallel to both the other Planes (i.e. H.P. & P.P.)

Class A(2):Line perpendicular to V.P. & (hence) parallel to both the other Planes
. V.P

a, b . Y X a
P. H.

Class A(2):Line perpendicular to V.P. & (hence) parallel to both the other Planes
V.P.

a, b . F.V. X Y

a T.V. b
H.P.

Exercise 2 :- A Line ABC, 80mm long is perpendicular to V.P & 50mm below H.P. Point B, 20mm from A is on V.P. A is in 4th quadrant. Draw the projections of line ABC.

.c

Data given :(1) T.L. = 80mm (2) AB = 20, BC = 60 (3) Point B is in V.P. Y (4) Line is 50mm below H.P. - Point A is in 4th quadrant Line is perpendicular to V.P.

60
X

50 20
Scale :- 1:1

.b .a .a,b,c-

Y
. V.P

b B a
X

A . a,b

P. H.

Class A(3):Line perpendicular to H.P. & (hence) parallel to both the other Planes

Class A(3):Line perpendicular to H.P. & (hence) parallel to both the other Planes
. V.P

b
Y

a
X

a,b

P. H.

Class A(3):Line perpendicular to H.P. & (hence) parallel to both the other Planes
a
V.P.

a,. b
H.P.

Exercise 3:- A Line AB, 50mm long is perpendicular to H.P. & it is below H.P. Point A is on H.P. & 30mm behind V.P. Draw the projections of the line AB. a,b Data given :(1) T.L. = 50mm (2) Point A

30

a F.V.=T.L.

50

## On H.P. 30mm Behind V.P.

.b Scale :- 1:1

Class B(1): Line contained by ( or parallel to) V.P. & inclined to H.P. by
Y
V. P.

B b

A a a

b Y
. H.P

Class B(1): Line contained by ( or parallel to) V.P. & inclined to H.P. by
P. V.

b b Y

a a

. H.P

Class B(1): Line contained by ( or parallel to) V.P. & inclined to H.P. by
V.P.

b a a

V.P.

Exercise 4 :- A Line AB, 75mm long, is in V.P. It makes an angle of 30 with the H.P. Point A is 20mm above H.P. Draw the projections of line AB.
L. T. .= .V F a ==30 .

b (2)

a.

T.V.

## = 30 (3)Point A = 20mm above H.P. b Y - Line AB is in V.P.

Scale :- 1:1

20

Class B(2) : Line parallel to (or contained by) H.P. & inclined to V.P. by
Y

b a A

.P .

V.P.

a B
Y

X
X

Y a
=

.P . H

X b
H.P.

Exercise 5 :- A Line AB, 120mm long, is parallel to H.P. and inclined to V.P. by 50. Point B is 10mm above H.P. and 40mm on in front of V.P. Point A is behind V.P. Draw the projection of line AB. Data given :F.V.
P. = L. = T. L

a .
10

a . X

b .

(3) Y Point B

40

.
Scale :- 1:1

## - Line is parallel to H.P. - Point A is behind V.P.

Class B(3): Line parallel to (or contained by) P.P., inclined to H.P. by & to V.P. by
Y
.P . V

a a A Y b X Z a b B

P.P .

b
.P. H

Class B(3): Line parallel to (or contained by) P.P., inclined to H.P. by & to V.P. by
V.P. a a b X a Y b P.P.

H.P.

Exercise 6 :- The distance between the end projectors of line MN is zero. Point M is 40 mm below H.P. & 25 mm behind V.P. Point N is 15 mm below H.P. & 65 mm behind V.P. Draw its projections and find the angle of the line with H.P. and V.P. Also find the true length of the line. Data given :-

.n

45 Y

25

65

T.V. m

40

.n .
F.V. m

.n
T.L.

15

## (3) End projector dist. = 0

.m

Class C:Line inclined to H.P. by & V.P. by ( i.e. Line inclined to both the planes)
Y
. V.P

b
Y

a A X

. H.P

Class C:Line inclined to H.P. by & V.P. by ( i.e. Line inclined to both the planes)
. V.P

b
Y

a
X

a b
. H.P

Class C:Line inclined to H.P. by & V.P. by ( i.e. Line inclined to both the planes)
V.P.

b a X a b H.P. Y

Exercise 7:- A Line AB, 90 mm long, is inclined to H.P. by 30 and inclined to V.P. by 45. The line is in first quadrant with Point A 15 mm above H.P. and 25 mm in front of V.P. Draw the projection of line AB. b b1
Locus of b
90 F.V. .L.= T

25 15

b2 b1

## Data Given :(1) T.L.=90 mm (2) =30 (3) =45

15 above H.P. 25 mm in Front of V.P.

. a
T.V.

(4) Point A Y

Locus of b

b2

## Answers :(1) F.V.= 64 mm (2) T.V = 78 mm (3) = 45(4) = 55

Exercise 8 :- The distance between the end projectors of a straight line AB is 80mm. Point A is 10mm above H.P. and 30mm in front of V.P. Point B is 40mm above H.P. and 50mm behind V.P. Draw the projections and find the inclination of straight line AB with H.P & V.P. and the true length of the line. Data given :(1) E.P.D. = 80mm Locus of b Locus of b b b1 b b1 (2) Point A (3) Point B
10 above H.P. 30mm in front of V.P. 40 above H.P. 50mm behind V.P.

30 10

. .
T.

. F.V V.

. .

40 50

b2

## Answers :Y (1) = (2) = 15 43 117mm

80 b2

(3) T.L. =

Exersice 9 : A room is 5m X 4.5m X 4 m high. Determine by method of projections of straight lines, distance between diagonally(solid) opposite corners of the room.
b Locus of b b2

X a a Y b2

## (2) Breadth of the room=B=4.5m (3) Height of the room=H=4m

Answer :(1) Diagonal distance between opposite corners of the room ab2= 7.826m

Exercise 10 :- Two unequal legs AB and AC, hinged at A make an angle of 135 between them in their elevation and plan. Leg AB is perpendicular to the Profile Plane. Determine the real angle between them. Data Given :(1) = 135 Locus of c
T. L.
. T.L

C c c3c2

(2) = 135 - AB is perpendicular to P.P. - Legs are unequal (AB > AC)

B,b

T.L.

A,a a Locus of c c3 c2 c Y

X b

## - The real angle between two unequal legs = BAC=125

Exercise 11 :- Two Mangoes on a tree, planted near the compound wall of a bunglow, are 1m and 1.25m above the ground and 0.5m & 0.75m from a 15cm thick compound wall but on the opposite sides of it. The distance between Mangoes measured along the ground and parallel to the wall is 1m. Determine the real distance between centres of two mangoes.
p q2
T. V .

Data Given :-

0.5m

(1) E.P.D. = 1m

F.V.

0.75m

Locus of q q

1m above ground

1.25m

1m

Locus of q L

1m

## - the real distance between centres of two mangoes = pq2= 1.63m

Exercise 12 : The F.V. of a line MN, 90 mm long, measures 65 mm. Point M is in V.P. and 20 mm below H.P. Point N is in the first quadrant. Draw the projections and find inclinations of line with H.P. and V.P. Data Given:
Locus of n n (1) n1 Point M n1 n2 (2) T.L.= 90 mm (3) F.V.= 65 mm (4) = 45 (5) Point N is in first Quadrant
In V.P.

## 20mm below H.P.

. . m
m

F.V.

20

T.V. n Locus of n n2

(1) = 31 (2) = 44

Scale:- 1:1

TRACES OF A LINE
Definition: When a line is inclined to a plane, it will meet that plane, produced if necessary. The point where the line or line produced meets the plane is called trace. Horizontal Trace: The point of intersection of the inclined line with the H.P. is called Horizontal Trace or simply H.T. Vertical Trace: The point of intersection of the inclined line with the V.P. is called Vertical Trace or simply V.T.

.P. V

. F.V

Y B

.a

.V. T

.P. H

. V.T.
.P. V

H.T.

## IMPORTANT POINTS REGARDING TRACES OF A LINE

- If a line is inclined to both H.P. & V.P. then its Front view, h and V.T. must be on the same straight line. e.g. if front view of a line AB is ab, then h,a,b and V.T. must be on a same straight line.

- If a line is inclined to both H.P. & V.P. then its Top view, v and H.T. must be on the same straight line.

e.g. if Top View of a line AB is ab, then v, a, b and H.T. must be on a same straight line.

## IMPORTANT POINTS REGARDING TRACES OF A LINE

(1) If a line is parallel to any of the plane, it has no trace upon that plane. e.g. If the line is parallel to horizontal plane then that line will not meet H.P and hence there will be no H.T. and only V.T.
V.T. a,. b A
P. V.

B
P. H.

a b

## IMPORTANT POINTS REGARDING TRACES OF A LINE

(1) If a line is parallel to any of the plane, it has no trace upon that plane. e.g. If the line is parallel to horizontal plane then that line will not meet H.P and hence there will be no H.T. and only V.T.
V.T.

a A

## IMPORTANT POINTS REGARDING TRACES OF A LINE

e.g. If the line is parallel to Vertical Plane then that line will not meet V.P and hence there will be no V.T. and only H.T.
X

. V.P

b B Y
P. H.

A H.T. . a,b

## IMPORTANT POINTS REGARDING TRACES OF A LINE

e.g. If the line is parallel to Vertical Plane then that line will not meet V.P and hence there will be no V.T. and only H.T.

a h H.T.
20

L. T. .= .V F = =30

T.V.

Exercise 13 : A line AB, 80 mm long is seen as a straight line of length 55mm in its front view and of length 65 mm in its top view. Its end A is 10 mm above H.P. & is in first quadrant where as end B is 25 mm behind V.P. and is in Second Quadrant. Draw its projections and find out its inclinations with H.P. & V.P. and also locate its traces.

Data Given: (1) T.L.=80 mm (2) F.V. = 55mm (3) T.V. = 65mm 10 mm above H.P. (4) End A ??? I.F.O V.P. Locus of b ??? above H.P. (5) End B b1 b 25mm behind V.P. Answers: (1) = 36 (2) = 46 (3) H.T.=46mm I.F.O. V.P. (4) V.T.=36mm above H.P.
X V.T. F.V. a

b2 b2

Locus of b

10

25

h a

v T.V.

H.T. .

65

b1

Exercise 14 : The end projectors distance of a line MN is zero. Its end M is 25mm below H.P. & 40mm behind V.P. where as end N is 10 above H.P. & 55mm in front of V.P. Draw its projections and find out its inclinations with H.P. & V.P. and also locate its traces.

Data Given:
(1) End M Z (2) End N 25 below H.P. 40 behind V.P. 10 above H.P.

55mm I.F.O.V.P.

X
55

. .n .v m .h .n
m

(3) E.P.D. = 0

25 10

V.T.

.H.T.

.n

40

## (4) H.T.=27mm I.F.O. V.P. (5) V.T.=12mm below H.P. (6) + = 90

Exercise 15 : A divider instrument of a compass box having two equal arms AB & BC hinged at B is kept in H.P. on its needle point A & C with the line joining A & C is perpendicular to V.P. It is seen in front view as a straight line 100mm long inclined at 30 to H.P. while it is seen in top view as an angle abc with <abc = 60. Draw its front view and top view and find; (1) The height of point B above H.P. (2) The apart distance between the needle points A&C (3)The lengths of arms AB & BC with real between them

Locus of b

f
a,c X

b1 Y

AB dist.

## Answers: (1) AB = 112mm (2) 2 = 53 (3) AC = 100 mm

2 60

b1, B

Locus of b
c,C

F.V.

Exercise 16 : The end A of a straight line AB, 120mm long, is 50 mm behind V.P. & 35 mm below H.P. The line is inclined to H.P. by 30 & has a point C on it in both the reference planes. Draw the projections of the line and find out its inclinations with V.P. Also locate its traces.

Data Given:
(1) End A
a. c1 b1

T.V. of AC

C,c,c

35

## (2) T.L.=120 mm (3) = Locus of b 30 b1 (4) C on AB in b both ref. Planes

c1

50

Answers: (1) = 45 (2) H.T.= in V.P.& H.P. b2 b2 (3) V.T.= in V.P. Locus of b & H.P. Y