First-angle, Third-angle Projection Conventions

I have been reading about the projection conventions and am not sure
if I completely understand them. I know the third-angle convention is
preferred in the US and Canada and the first-angle in Europe. I have
also seen the descript that the object is above the screen in the
first angle convention and below the screen in the third.
Say you are shining a light through a translucent object onto a
screen. Is the third-angle projection what you see on the screen from
the object side and the first angle projection what you see if you
stand on the opposite side of the screen from the object - or is it
the other way around?
Many thanks in advance,
Peter.
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PeterOut
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Your assumption is correct..
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Mason
...but not in the United Kingdom. Most went 3rd angle a long time ago.
Stand there, look at the elevation and draw, at your feet, what you see.
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Your assumption is correct..
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Mason
Don't know where you got this "...but not in the United Kingdom. Most went 3rd angle a long time ago." BS 308 is STILL talks and reproduces ALL drawing and references for 1st Angle and so do ALL tutorials and engineering drawing books that are produced in the UK
Also DEFAULT for the UK version of MDT and INVENTOR is 1st angle when producing layouts.
> > >> and the first-angle in Europe. > > ...but not in the United Kingdom. Most went 3rd angle a long time ago. > > Stand there, look at the elevation and draw, at your feet, what you see.
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Mason
Your UK and my UK must be different countries. I have not worked in an engineering company using 1st angle projection for 30 years or more, notwithstanding what 308 says. My last employment (now retired) used German motors exclusively and it was a real pain-in-the-neck to get the motor oriented correctly using the line illustrations in the motor catalogue (:-)) We usually ended up with at least one machine with the motor shaft on the wrong side.
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ARGUE WITH BSI NOT ME.
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Mason
Please don't shout at me. I wasn't arguing with anyone, just stating my own experience, as were you.
Brian.
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*snip*
My question: What's 308 ? I assume it's some standard or the like.
Dr Fléau
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Dr Fleau
Yes. British Standard 308 (BS308) goes back a long way!
Brian
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