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DevinCurrie
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Registered: ‎05-20-2009
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Convert isometric to orthographic view

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02-28-2011 12:18 PM

Hello, I have an illustration of a 3D object on paper.

 

I'd like to create a reasonably accurate orthographic view out of it by scanning/tracing (the isometric view) in AutoCAD and then convert it to 2D.

 

Is there a solution that will take care of this?

 

Thanks,


Devin

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jaich
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Registered: ‎10-19-2010
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Re: Convert isometric to orthographic view

02-28-2011 04:13 PM in reply to: DevinCurrie

If reasonably accurate is all you're after, scan it and trace it.  If it is a true iso, only your true length lines will be, well, true length.  There is no magic make orthographic button that I am aware of.

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DevinCurrie
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Registered: ‎05-20-2009
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Re: Convert isometric to orthographic view

02-28-2011 06:36 PM in reply to: DevinCurrie

Yes lines are easy but how can we deal with curved or irregular-shaped objects? Thanks.

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Modman_4
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Registered: ‎04-14-2009
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Re: Convert isometric to orthographic view

03-01-2011 09:13 AM in reply to: DevinCurrie

The ants are my friends, they're blowin' in the wind....

 

OP you have to draw it from scratch, plain an simple. Are there any dimensions indicated on that paper?

I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:
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JGerth
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Re: Convert isometric to orthographic view

03-01-2011 11:38 AM in reply to: DevinCurrie

it's called 'drafting' but not in the NASCAR sense of the word.  It's a smidgen more fun here, because instead of trying to represent a 3d object in 2d ortho views, you're taking a 2d isometric, mentally converting that to a 3d object, and then using drafting techniques to generate the ortho views.  do you happen to know if it's an isometric drawing, or an isometric projection?  it will make a difference in the real vs apparent lengths of the non-vertical lines.

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