17 years ago
Back to Bertoline (the book), or French for that matter.
In the stick and paper drafting days we had:
orthographic projection (the most common)
oblique projection (very useful and easy)
isometric (tedious, but usedful) and a subset of axonometric projection.
perspective (well industrial designers have to have something to do)
And there are more but these will suffice because they are/were common.
Just out of curiousity how many of these can SW do? Three you say? Wrong,
only two carry into a drawings, orthographic projections (and their
auxiliary views) and axonometric projections. Where are oblique and
perspective? It never hit me before but these two friends are conspicuous
by there absence. Perspective would be nice to have carry over, but the
command is unavailable in draft mode.
Oblique would be a real stinker for a CAD program, but is very useful as a
communication tool. And, hey, ACAD can do it.