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