I'm so excited to have my guest writer, Dieter Schlaepfer, as he continues his coverage of isometric drawing in AutoCAD 2015. Let's review our goal:
Drawing a Bracket.
Ok, let’s get started. For this illustration, I started with the top view and worked down. After cycling the isoplane to Top, I used direct distance entry to specify the lengths. Then, to draw the vertical lines, I switched to the Right isoplane, entered the distances from points 1 through 4, and then snapped to the endpoint at point 5.
Tip: For several of the points, I could have used object snap tracking instead.
Next, I switched to the Left and Right isoplanes and created the isocircle ellipses. A convenient way to locate the centers of the holes is to use object snap tracking from the midpoint of an edge together with direct distance entry.
To connect the isocircles for the slot, I started the Line command and used object snap tracking (F11) as shown below. This same method also works great for creating silhouette edges. If you’re not already familiar with this powerful feature, definitely try it out!
Then, I trimmed the excess lines from the slot and copied the objects as shown.
To complete the slot, the hole, and the pin, I copied and trimmed everything that didn’t belong. Switching back to the Top isoplane, I created the concentric isocircles. A short segment locates the centers of the upper isocircles, and I copied the large isocircle to the bottom.
Finally, I zoomed in close and trimmed all the remaining extraneous segments.
Pretty slick...isn't it?
A million thanks to the wonderful Dieter for his hard work writing these blog postings for me. If you'd like to email Dieter directly with questions - please do so at: