Subject: Using isometric snap and grid

You can use the Isometric Snap and Grid option to create two-dimensional isometric drawings. With the isometric option, you are simply drawing a simulated three-dimensional view on a two-dimensional plane, much the same as you might draw on a piece of paper. Do not confuse isometric drawings with three-dimensional draw­ings. You create three-dimensional drawings in three-dimensional space.                       

The isometric option always uses three preset planes, which are denoted as left, right, and top. You cannot alter the arrangement of these planes. If the snap angle is 0, the three isometric axes are 30 degrees, 90 degrees, and 150 degrees.

When you use the Isometric Snap option and select an isometric plane, the snap inter­vals, grid, and crosshairs align with the current plane. The grid is always shown as isometric and uses y-coordinates to calculate the grid spacing. If you click the Draw Orthogonal check box, the program restricts the drawing of entities to the current iso­metric plane.

Use the shortcut to toggle between isometric planes.
Press F5.

To turn the Isometric Snap and Grid option on

   1   Do one of the following to choose Drawing Settings ():       

   On the ribbon, choose Application button > Drawing Utilities; Home > Drawing Settings (in Utilities); or Tools > Drawing Settings (in Manage).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Drawing Settings.

   On the Tools toolbar, click the Drawing Settings tool.

   Type dsettings and then press Enter.

   2   Click the Coordinate Input tab.

   3   Click the Snap and Grid tab.

   4   Click the Snap On check box to turn Snap on.

   5   Click the Grid On check box to turn Grid on.

   6   Under Snap Type, choose Isometric, then choose the option for the initial isomet­ric plane you want (Top, Left, or Right).

   7   Click OK.

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