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sbrusco
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Isometric Creation

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12-07-2012 04:45 AM

Hi All,

 

I'm looking for an add-in or program that will take a collection of lines/arcs and whatever and from them create their isometric view in either top, right or left view. Additionally, if it can generate isometric looking dimensions in any of those views, that would be a big plus.

 

We use extrusions in our wall panels and window systems and have to create isometrics for installation instructions. We can generate the iso manually but, sheesh, what a hassle.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Sal


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dbroad
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Re: Isometric Creation

12-07-2012 05:05 AM in reply to: sbrusco

If you don't find a free one, send me a message.  I made one for myself many years ago that works great.

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Re: Isometric Creation

12-07-2012 05:16 AM in reply to: dbroad

Hi dbroad,

 

Thanks for the offer. I have already searched but could not find freeware or for purchase.

 

Is yours freeware? I would like to try it.

 

Sal


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Re: Isometric Creation

12-07-2012 08:00 AM in reply to: sbrusco

Nominal fee $15.

 

Take out the spaces and replace the words with symbols:  d b r o a d at s u d d e n l i n k dot n e t

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3wood
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Re: Isometric Creation

12-07-2012 02:55 PM in reply to: sbrusco

You can try routine XTT.vlx in attachment.

You need get a free registration to use full version.

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Re: Isometric Creation

12-08-2012 06:20 AM in reply to: dbroad

A built-in way to create isometrics without a program is to switch to paper space, set up a viewport with the isometric view you want and then use chspace.  You can copy and paste the results to another model space and them scale them relative back to their real-world sizes.  This even copies the dimensions without exploding them.  It does modify the dimensions' scale factors but this can be fixed after scaling.

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Re: Isometric Creation

12-09-2012 08:00 AM in reply to: sbrusco

This is free and works very well.

 

;;; CADALYST 08/05 Tip 2052: Iso_Views.lsp ISO View Drafting Tool (c) Lloyd Beachy

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sbrusco
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Re: Isometric Creation

12-11-2012 07:44 AM in reply to: GrantsPirate

Thanks COJonez,

 

$0 is always attractive to me. I tried this and it certainly provides what i need, but did i read that this would translate dims also, because it does not convert dims.

 

But i'm happy with this as is.

 

Sal


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Re: Isometric Creation

01-10-2013 08:10 AM in reply to: GrantsPirate

Hi COJones (hope you're still watching)

 

This works fine if i run it as a lsp file by dragging it from Windows Explorer into the drawing, but when i try to make a vlx application of it, it does not run (also dragging and dropping) and instead i get the message

 

"error: bad argument type: streamp nil"

 

Any reason for this?

 

Sal


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