How to make isometric drawing in AutoCAD - Learncade
What is an Isometric Drawing?
How to Make Isometric Drawings in AutoCAD
How to Create Isometric Drawings in AutoCAD
Isometric drawings are not real 3D drawings, they are made with 2D geometry but they look like 3D. Isometric drawing in AutoCAD can be created by bending the viewing angle 30 degrees for all sides in a 2D plane.
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Isometric drawing in AutoCAD 2014 and older versions:
Initially, you need to change your snap settings to isometric. Type DS on the command line and press Enter.
A Draft Settings window will pop up from this window and select the Snap & Grid tab and make sure the Isometric Snap Radio button is checked. Click OK to exit the Draft Settings window.
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Now make sure Ortho mode is turned on from the status bar, if it is not turned on press F8
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You can now select the isometric plane for your drawing by pressing the F5 key. The three isoplanes available for selection are the isoplane upper, right, and left.
Press the F5 key to activate the isoplane top and then select the line command and click anywhere in the drawing area to start the line. Point to the command line and type 5 then press Enter, repeat this process by changing the direction of the line to create a closed square as shown in image A below.
Press F5 again to change the isoplane to the right or to the left. Draw a line through the three corners of a 5 unit square of length from the startline command downwards.
Replace the isoplane by pressing the F5 key again and connect all three ends of the vertical line to form a complete cube. In the same way, you can make other isometric drawings as well.
Isometric drawing in AutoCAD 2015 and later versions:
With AutoCAD 2015 and later versions, the process of creating isometric drawings has been greatly simplified. You can start isometric drawing directly using the ISODRAFT option of the status bar.
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Click on the iShodraft icon on the status bar as shown in the image above and select the plane on which you want to draw your drawing by pressing the F5 key. The rest of the process is the same as above.