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Engineering Design Graphics with Autodesk® Inventor® 2015 by James D. Bethune

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Chapter 4. Orthographic Views

Chapter Objectives

• Learn how to draw orthographic views

• Learn ANSI standards and conventions

• Learn about third-angle projection

• Learn how to draw section and auxiliary views

Introduction

Orthographic views may be created directly from 3D Inventor models. Orthographic views are two-dimensional views used to define a three-dimensional model. Unless the model is of uniform thickness, more than one orthographic view is necessary to define the model’s shape. Standard practice calls for three orthographic views: a front, a top, and a right-side view, although more or fewer views may be used as needed.

Modern machines can work directly from the information generated when a solid 3D model is created, so the need ...

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