TurboCAD Forums

The Ultimate Resource for TurboCAD Knowledge

Register
 
When posting a problem be sure to include which version you are using.  Give as much information as possible.  If the problem is with a specific file be sure to attache it to your post.

Isometric View
Read 10208 times
February 11, 2012, 11:58:49 AM
turbocadder's
if i draw front, left and top view.
yes, i'll figure out how to change workplanes.
will it end up with an isometric view?
note: 2D tools only.
like the famous turbocad picnic table sample. :)

Have A Nice Day!

Logged
Turbocad Deluxe 16


* February 11, 2012, 02:37:45 PM
#1
No.

Henry H

Logged


February 12, 2012, 12:19:50 AM
#2
mr hubisch
i want to see what happens when i click isometric.
i want to draw a 2' x 2' x 4' box.
i want to draw top (which is default world plane )2' x 4'.
then left 2 x 4.
then front 2 x2.
how do i change workplanes?
is it going to keep it all in one drawing?

Have A Nice Day!

Logged
Turbocad Deluxe 16


February 12, 2012, 07:10:55 AM
#3

Hi,

if you want to use 2D tools only, then you must create your isometric view in one plane only - just like using a sheet of paper - to produce an illusion of a solid.

The other views are mainly for use with 3D tools.  You must decide how you want your drawings, 2D or 3D.

The TurboCAD manual might help with this.

I hope this helps.

Regards Tim

Logged
You can design without engineering, but you cannot engineer without design.
Using Win 10 with Designer 2016/2017 and TurboCAD Pro. Plat. 2018/2019 + Lightworks (64-bit versions) + AnimationLab 5.2.
Windows 10 Pro 1903 (Build 18362.476) 64-bit


* February 12, 2012, 08:32:41 AM
#4
Tim is right. You can always do 2D (print) views of a 3D object, but you cannot get 3D views of a 2D object.

If you have not purchased the 2D and 3D training courses do so. Worth the money.

Logged
WillR
SW:TC 21 Pro Platinum, FM15, 20 Pro Platinum 64 Bit, also V 19.1 64Bit & 32 bit 17.2 and 18.1; Furniture Maker 14 and 10. HW: Vista 64 Ultimate, AMD 1090 (6 core) 8GB memory Plus also an AMD  8 core systemFX


February 12, 2012, 11:28:54 AM
#5
tim
where i was coming from was:
the 6 plan view 'planes' or views are
still there in 2D. in view menu.
on view menu stuff after that is 'greyed out'.
isometric is still there.
i want to see if it works, darn it!  ;D

yes. 2D only thank you.

yes i see 2 other responses.may i do one thing at a time, please?

Have A Nice Day!


Logged
Turbocad Deluxe 16


* February 12, 2012, 12:42:14 PM
#6
Why not stay on one plane, but change the Grid Type to Isometric to aid in creating your Isometric view.

Logged
John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2019
Designer, Deluxe, (Professional, Expert, Basic), Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro (1903), 64-bit


* February 12, 2012, 07:32:50 PM
#7
Well...

You could draw an end view and a front view in the appropriate Workplanes, Extrude both of them, and 3D-Intersect the extrusions. But the result is a 3D object.

Henry H

Logged


February 13, 2012, 04:40:42 PM
#8
turocaddies
( don't think i'll use that again ) :)

thinking about what john said.
sounds like when you click
'isometric' it's not what i think it is at all.
if it's just one plane which one is it?

Have A Nice Day!

Logged
Turbocad Deluxe 16


* February 13, 2012, 09:00:52 PM
#9
Isometric is a projected 3D view defined by the camera position (viewpoint), without perspective.  Back in the days of first-principle paper drawings, drafters used rulings from orthographic projections to derive isometrics, but TC and other CAD programs don't derive 3D views directly from 2D projections.  They use camera position relative to 3D models, which gives an infinite variety of views and their projections.  Isometric and orthographic 2D are just some of the conventional ones.
If you've made a 3D box, the isometric views (there are four standard ones, NW & NE, SW & SE, all relative to the global workplane, but you can also define your own coordinate system and planes, and use them) look at the box from combinations of 30/60 degree elevations and relative azimuths, and viewports based on them can be inserted in paper space, which is 2D only.  In viewports, you see 2D projection of 3D viewpoints, with or without perspective, not 3D projections of 2D views.  It's a bit like drawing on your window pane with a marker pen to trace the view outside.

Logged


* February 13, 2012, 10:10:17 PM
#10
Maybe this ancient drawing will help. It's basically as Murray describes, a view that looks 3D, but is actually 2D. The drawing does have a 3D object of the part shown in the picture above, but that was created after doing the 2D work.

Logged
John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2019
Designer, Deluxe, (Professional, Expert, Basic), Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro (1903), 64-bit


February 13, 2012, 10:39:01 PM
#11
john
question from my 'opening' post still stands.
which it looks like answer is no.

just now i:
started turbocad
turned on Grid
went to Isometric
clicked on first one
grid went on the slant

to be continued

Logged
Turbocad Deluxe 16


February 13, 2012, 10:43:10 PM
#12
john r continued

so in conclusion in 2D
Isometric is just a tool to
make a isometric drawing.

i'll try drawing and click isometric.

Have A Nice Day!
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 01:25:18 AM by mechanical engineer »

Logged
Turbocad Deluxe 16


February 13, 2012, 10:46:45 PM
#13
murray
is that what 30 degree and 60 degree is
for industry wide?

making isometric or perspective drawings?

just was looking at x acto cutting pads and
they had 45 & 90 degree THEN what looks like 30 & 60 degree guidelines.

Have A Nice Day!




Logged
Turbocad Deluxe 16


* February 14, 2012, 12:49:48 AM
#14
Yes, 30 and 60 degrees for isometric.  There are a couple of others that use different angles, but they're not as widely used as iso.  There's a pretty good explanation of them, how they were developed, and how they're done conventionally under wikipedia for "axonometric projection". 

Logged


February 15, 2012, 05:07:39 PM
#15
turbocad users

can i attach one of my drawings that will show
grid on and isometric view selected?

or

does showing how it looks with grid on
and isometric view selected require 'screenshot'
routine?

Have A Nice Day!

« Last Edit: February 15, 2012, 05:26:06 PM by mechanical engineer »

Logged
Turbocad Deluxe 16


* February 15, 2012, 06:09:28 PM
#16
turbocad users can i attach one of my drawings that will show grid on and isometric view selected? or does showing how it looks with grid on and isometric view selected require 'screenshot'routine? Have A Nice Day!
Both would be helpful for all viewers

Logged
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement Henry Ford
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent Isaac Newton
I have not failed Ive just found 10,000 ways that won't work Thomas Edison


February 15, 2012, 10:12:25 PM
#17
wd
here's drawing 'as is'.

after i turned on grid and selected first isometric view.

1 it looked like it 'had been laid on floor'
2 orientation of grid lines looked like they wouldn't be helpful
for adding lines at 90 degrees to original.
3 made me queasy to look at it
like fractal scenery in MS Combat FS '98. :)

could i get a refresher on 'screenshot' ?

Have A Nice Day!

Logged
Turbocad Deluxe 16


* February 24, 2012, 05:33:10 PM
#18
could i get a refresher on 'screenshot' ?
Sure!The paint program works wonders for a screen shots by utilizing print screen and do some cropping if prefer will accomplish your goal

Logged
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement Henry Ford
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent Isaac Newton
I have not failed Ive just found 10,000 ways that won't work Thomas Edison


February 24, 2012, 09:18:29 PM
#19
wd

i'm definitely cured of wanting to use isometric view!

Have A Nice Day!

Logged
Turbocad Deluxe 16