There are many different types of views in engineering drawing you can use to represent your design. Some of them are very common while others are more obscure. In this post, we will explain the different types of views that are used in engineering drawings and how you can use them to make your drawings better.
- Isometric view
Isometric drawing is a combination of both orthographic and perspective views. The object is drawn in its correct proportions, while the viewer sees an imaginary figure in front of it. In this type of view, one dimension (length) is represented by one side of the object and all other dimensions are represented by other sides. An isometric drawing is a two-dimensional representation of an object, which can be seen as a three-dimensional object. An isometric drawing is created using an imaginary straight line (called the “lines of projection”), which connects the four corners of the object and divides it into equal sections. The resulting diagram has all the same proportions as the original object or scene.
- Orthographic View
In the orthographic drawing, all lines are drawn at right angles to each other and parallel with a horizontal axis. All lines that cross the vertical axis are drawn parallel to it. Orthographic projections are used for engineering drawings to show how objects look from different angles. Orthographic drawings are drawings that show objects from a side view and from above or from below. They differ from perspective drawings in that they do not require any special visual perspective to be shown correctly. Orthographic drawings are drawn by using only straight lines and lines at right angles (right angles).
- Section view
A section view is a diagram that shows the shape of an object from the side. The section view is used to show the internal structure of a part or assembly, or to identify surfaces and edges. For example, you can use a section view to show how something works when it’s broken down into its individual parts. Section views are useful when you want to see how your design will look with all of its angles and surfaces. Section views are also useful when you want to show features that are difficult to illustrate in perspective views, such as large-scale dimensional details or complex shapes.
- Cut-Out View
A cut-out view is a picture in which a section of an object is removed, revealing its shape and form. Cut-out drawings can be used to create perspective drawings that show how your design will look when built. A cut-out view also allows you to view detail such as joints and screws, as well as other features that cannot be seen in perspective views or sectional views.A cut-out view shows how an object would appear if you removed the exact portion of it that you’re interested in at that particular moment. This can be useful when illustrating features like gears or other moving parts or even just for showing what something looks like from a different angle.
- Detailed View
A detailed view is a close-up of the object being drawn. A detailed view shows all the details that a viewer can see at a distance, or when they are looking closely at an object. A detailed view is usually presented on an enlarged scale and with a good amount of clarity so that it can be used as a reference for other parts of the drawing.
- Detailed View
A detailed view is a close-up of the object being drawn. A detailed view shows all the details that a viewer can see at a distance, or when they are looking closely at an object. A detailed view is usually presented in an enlarged scale and with a good amount of clarity so that it can be used as a reference for other parts of the drawing. It is usually the first view that you draw when you are drawing a house.
- Auxiliary view
An auxiliary view contains many details that are not necessary for understanding how something works, but are needed for practical purposes such as making parts or instructions for assembly. Auxiliary views may be scanned and included on a drawing or they may be drawn by hand and then scanned in order to have them made into vector files.
Auxiliary views are views that help you to understand your drawing better or add more information about the object. They can be useful for showing measurements, dimensions and other details.
- Exploded view
A view in which the object is broken down into smaller parts, usually with an arrow indicating the direction of travel.