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  • Author: Jeffery J. Jensen, PE
  • Book Title: Hand Drafting Paper and More
  • Subtitle: Isometric and multiview grid paper with example worksheets

Front Cover

  • 80 lb Color Copy Paper
  • Xerox WorkCentre 7845 Copier (serial# MX4345513)
    • Tray 5 (Bypass)
      • side you want to print on, place face down, bottom of page is also bottom of print
      • Adobe Acrobat → File → Print
        • Printer: Xerox PW PS → Properties → Paper → Select By Tray 3 (default) change to Tray 5 Bypass
          • Printer Quality → High Resolution
      • Figure 1-0 Xerox WorkCentre 7845 Tray 5 Bypass

Sheets

Back Cover

Binding

  • \$0.59 includes chipboard backing and tape/glue/gummed side binding from Office Depot

Isometric Paper

Name Product# Paper Size Orientation Grid size Lineweight/thickness and color Linetype Title Block Example
3/16 Isometric Paper with non-repo blue continuous lines A-L6A11A A-=ANSI A 8.5×11 L=Landscape 6=3/16“ isometric triangles A=0.05mm minor, 0.20mm major color non-repo blue (164,221,237) 1=continuous 1=standard A=blank grid
3/16 Isometric Paper with dots A-L6C01A A-=ANSI A 8.5×11 L=Landscape 6=3/16” isometric triangles A=0.03mm minor, 0.20mm major color non-repo blue (164,221,237) 1=continuous 1=standard A=blank grid
3/16 Isometric Paper with thick continuous lines A-L6B11A A-=ANSI A 8.5×11 L=Landscape 6=3/16“ isometric triangles A=0.15mm minor, 0.50mm major color med gray 1=continous 1=standard A=blank grid
3/16 Isometric Paper with medium dashed lines A-L6D21A A-=ANSI A 8.5×11 L=Landscape 6=3/16” isometric triangles D=0.03mm minor, 0.20mm major color med gray 1=dashed (3 dash, 2 space, each triangle) 1=standard A=blank grid
3/16 Isometric Paper with light dashed lines A-L6E21A A-=ANSI A 8.5×11 L=Landscape 6=3/16“ isometric triangles E=0.09mm minor color=9 trans=90, major 0.13mm color=8 trans=85 1=dashed (3 dash, 2 space, each triangle) 1=standard A=blank grid
3/16 Isometric Paper with light continuous lines & isocube A-L6E12A A-=ANSI A 8.5×11 L=Landscape 6=3/16” isometric triangles E=0.09mm minor color=9 trans=90, major 0.13mm color=8 trans=85 1=continuous 2=isocube A=blank grid
3/16 Isometric Paper with light continuous lines & multiview isocube A-L6E13A A-=ANSI A 8.5×11 L=Landscape 6=3/16“ isometric triangles E=0.09mm minor color=9 trans=90, major 0.13mm color=8 trans=85 1=continuous 3=multiview A=blank grid
3/16 Isometric Paper with light continuous lines & multiview A-L6E14A A-=ANSI A 8.5×11 L=Landscape 6=3/16” isometric triangles E=0.09mm minor color=9 trans=90, major 0.13mm color=8 trans=85 1=continuous 4=multiview A=blank grid
1/4 Isometric Paper with light continuous lines A-L7E10A A-=ANSI A 8.5×11 L=Landscape 7=1/4“ isometric triangles E=0.09mm minor color=9 trans=90, major 0.13mm color=8 trans=85 1=continuous 0=full bleed A=blank grid
1/4 Isometric Paper with light continuous lines A-P7F11A A-=ANSI A 8.5×11 P=Portrait 7=1/4” isometric triangles E=0.09mm minor color=9 trans=90, major 0.13mm color=8 trans=85 1=continuous 0=full bleed A=blank grid
1/4 Isometric Paper with light continuous lines A-L7E12A A-=ANSI A 8.5×11 L=Landscape 7=1/4“ isometric triangles E=0.09mm minor color=9 trans=90, major 0.13mm color=8 trans=85 1=continuous 2=isocube A=blank grid
1/4 Isometric Paper with light continuous lines A-L7E10A A-=ANSI A 8.5×11 P=Portrait 7=1/4” isometric triangles E=0.09mm minor color=9 trans=90, major 0.13mm color=8 trans=85 1=continuous 0=full bleed A=blank grid

* A-L7E12A (8 character code)

  • Paper Size (position 1 and 2)
    • A4 ISO 8.3×11.7
    • A3 ISP 11.7×16.5
    • A- ANSI 8.5×11
    • B- ANSI 11×17
  • Orientation (position 3)
    • P portrait
    • L landscape
  • Grid size (position 4)
    • 6 = 3/16“
    • 7 = 1/4” ?
    • 3 = 3 mm ?
    • 4 = 4 mm ?
  • Lineweight/thickness and color (position 5)
    • A = minor 0.05mm, major 0.20mm, color 164,221,237 (non-repo blue)
    • B = minor 0.13mm, major 0.50mm, color 8 (med gray)
    • C = minor dot diameter=0.03“, major dot diameter=0.01”
    • D = minor 0.05mm, major 0.20mm, color 8 (med gray)
    • E = minor 0.09mm color 9 trans=90, major 0.13mm color 8 trans 85
    • F = major and minor 0.09mm color 9 trans=90
  • Linetype (position 6)
    • 0 = dots
    • 1 = continuous
    • 2 = dash (triangle side 3 dash, 2 space)
  • Title block (position 7)
    • 0 full bleed
    • 1 standard with name, title, rulers, etc
    • 2 same as 1 but includes isocube example
    • 3 multiview
  • Example type (position 8)
    • A = blank, guidelines and title block only
    • legend

Inches 8.5x11

  1. 3-16color
  2. 3-16dot
  3. 3-16dark
  4. 3-16med
  5. 3-16light
  6. 3-16full (need to create)
  7. 3-16full-port (need to create)
  8. 3-16ex1-cube
  9. 3-16multiview (need to create)
  10. 3-16multiview-ex1-cube (need all views)
  11. 3-16multiview-ex2 (need to create) have dimensions
  12. 3-16multiview-ex3 (need to create)
  13. 1-4color
  14. 1-4dot
  15. 1-4dark
  16. 1-4med
  17. 1-4light
  18. 1-4full
  19. 1-4port
  20. 1-4ex1-cube

Procedure to Create Isometric Paper

  • Imperial - inches on 8.5×11 & 11×17 paper
    • 3/16“ (0.1875”)
      • Grayscale version
        • linetype: 0.0375“ line, 0.0375” space, 0.0375“ line, 0.0375” space, 0.0375“ line, repeat
        • lineweight for light inkjet: 0.09mm minor, 0.13mm major (0.05mm too light, 0.18mm too dark)
        • lineweight for med laser: 0.15mm minor and 0.22mm major (is too similar in size 0.18mm minor, 0.20mm major) (just a little to light 0.15mm minor, 0.18mm&0.20mm major)
        • (3-16lightinkjet) Light - inkjet, minor lines Transparency 90, major lines Transparency 85
        • (3-16medlaser) Med - laser, minor lines Transparency 80, major lines Transparency 70
        • (3-16darklaser) Dark - underlay for trace paper or to draw on the backside
      • Color version (cyan just like Alvin Isometric Paper)
        • Is there a special color (non repo blue or non-photo blue) I can plot that will not reproduce in black & white photocopies?
          • rgb(164,221,237) true color
          • AutoCAD Color Index, ACI(127,223,255) appears to be the closest to it
          • Hex#a4dded
        • Invisible grid, non-reproducible translucent blue lines, isometric grid appears white when doing a black & white (monochrome) scan. Note, color and grayscale scans will pickup the light blue grid lines.
          • “If there is a disadvantage to using isometric grid paper, it is the distraction of having the grid in the finished drawing. As with square grid paper, this problem can be solved in a number of ways. You could use tracing paper over the grid paper, allowing the grid paper to be used over and over. You could work out a rough sketch on grid paper and then trace over it. You could also use grid paper with grid lines printed in a special color that does not reproduce in photocopies. Grid paper with a very dark grid can be flipped over and the sketch can be make on the back side. You can see the grid through the paper, but it won't reproduce on the photocopier.” (Technical Graphics Communication 4th, p. 260)
    • 1/4” (0.25“)
      • (1-4lightinkjet) Light - inkjet, minor lines Transparency 90, major lines Transparency 85
      • (1-4medlaser) Med - laser, minor lines Transparency 80, major lines Transparency 70
  • Metric - millimeters on 8.5×11 & 11×17 paper
  • Metric - millimeters on A4 paper?
  • Multiview paper third angle projection
  • Multiview paper first angle projection
  • normal grid paper

Product Description and Benefits

  • Equilaterial triangle (60, 60, 60) sizes 3/16”, 1/4“, 4mm, 3mm
  • PDF to print as many copies as needed, great for a classroom setting
  • link to youtube training video
  • multiple lineweight formats depending on printer (e.g. inkjet, laser printer, plotter)
  • color light cyan
  • sheet/paper sizes
    • ANSI A (letter 8.5×11 inches)
  • orientation - landscape and portrait
  • Reference Rulers both inches and millimeters
  • Reference Scales
    • fully divided scales - inches, millimeters, machinist thousandths of an inch, and civil engineer scale)
    • open divided scale - architect's scale 3/16” = 1'-0“
  • Graphic Scales (scalebars) for following scales
    • 1=1, 1=2, 1=4, 1=8, 1=10, 2=1, 2=3, and 3=2
  • 3 hole punch guides for 3 ring binder
  • Title block
    • part name, date, title, scale
    • sheet/page number and sheet size
    • assembly, material, weight, finish, description, heat treatment
    • company logo, address, webpage (URL), email, phone number
  • ASME drafting standard tips
  • Legend - common geometric tolerance symbols
  • Abbreviation Symbols (diameter, radius, arc length, slope, centerline)
  • Drill Hole Symbols (counterbore, countersink, depth, number of times)
  • Tolerances - Feature Control Box
  • Project Type (Third or First Angle)
  • Plot Stamp/Print Date
  • File name and path
  • Drafting Standard
  • GD&T
  • Exercise examples
    • isometric
    • ellipses
    • dimensions
  • Borders
    • 0.5” margin (left, right, bottom) and 0.75“ margin (top)
  • Discount training code
  • AutoCAD template (.dwt)
  • Email support

Product Images

  • Figure 1-0 Isopaper Letter 3/16"
  • Figure 1-0 Isopaper Letter 3/16" color
  • Figure 1-0 Isopaper Letter with isometric circle

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Paper for Drafting

AutoCAD Isometric Setup

  • Step 0 - create isometric text style
  • Step 0 - create isometric dimension style
    • DIMSTYLE - for isometric right plane
      • Lines tab
      • Symbols and Arrows tab
      • Text tab
        • Text style: dimArialNar12pt01x-isoright
        • Text alignment: Aligned with dimension line
          • works great for horizontal isometric dimensions but for vertical need to change the rotation angle to 30 in the properties
        • Figure 1-0 Modify Dimension Style - Text tab
      • Primary Units tab
        • Precision: 0.00
        • Zero suppression: check on Leading
        • Figure 1-0 Modify Dimension Style - Primary Units tab
    • DIMSTYLE - for isometric left plane
      • Text tab
        • Text style: dimArialNar12pt01x-isoleft
        • Text alignment: Aligned with dimension line
          • works great for horizontal isometric dimensions but for vertical need to change the rotation angle to -30 in the properties
  • Step 0 - annotation scale 1'-0” = 1'-0“
  • Step 1 - ISODRAFT → any of the three isoplane
  • Step 2 - SNAPMODE 1
  • Step 3 - GRID Settings (DSETTINGS)
    • Snap Y spacing: 1.0 (default 0.5)
    • Snap type: Isometric snap
    • check Grid On (F7)
    • Grid Y spacing: 1.0 (default 0.5)
  • Step 4 - ORTHOMODE 1
  • ISODRAFT (Orthographic or isoplane)
    • ISOPLANE F5 to toggle between isoplane left, top and right
    • Autodesk AutoCAD 2019 - ISODRAFT (Command)
    • Alternative manually control the following settings
      • Ortho directions
      • Snap Orientation
        • SNAPMODE 1 (on)
      • Grid orientation and style (dotted)
        • GRID
          • Adaptive
          • Allow subdivision below grid spacing No
          • Grid style
            • Display dotted grid in 2D model space
            • Unchecked is faint lines
        • Then when using LINE command, will only snap to grid spacing (if SNAPMODE 1)
      • Polar tracking angles
      • Orientation of isometric circles
        • ORTHOMODE 1 (on)
  • Step 5 - Dimension
    • DIMALIGNED
    • DIMEDIT - Oblique
  • Don't use OFFSET
    • “To represent concentric circles, draw another ellipse with the same center rather than offsetting the original ellipse. Offsetting produces oval-shaped splines that do not represent the foreshortened distances that you would expect.”
    • ELLIPSE → ISOCIRCLE
  • Step 6 - Dimension radius/diameter
    • Note - isometric circles are drawn as ellipse, so AutoCAD can't dimension them like a normal circle with Radius or Diameter.
    • Use DIMALIGNED to dimension the diameter, then explode the dimension to move
    • Figure 1-0 Modify Dimension Style - Isocircle
  • Step 7 - Plot
    • use NCS.ctb plotstyle
      • minor grid use color 8 or 252 (med gray)
      • major grid use color 251 (dark gray)
    • Paper size: ANSI full bleed A (8.50 x 11.00 inches)
    • Scale 1:!

Isometric Paper

AutoCAD - Create Isometric Drawing

  • Objective
    • Use AutoCAD to draw and plot isometric paper
  • Requirements
    • triangle (isolateral) side length 0.25”
    • paper size: letter 8.5“ x 11”
    • paper orientation: portrait
    • full bleed, that is faint isometric reference/guidelines go to paper edge, no margin/collar
  • Figure 2-0 Isometric Paper

Three Ring Hole

  • 8.5×11 sheet of paper
  • hole space is 4.25“ apart
  • distance from edge of paper to center of hole is 0.5”
  • diameter of hole is 0.25“
  • SolidWorks - it appears SolidWorks does NOT have the ability to create a No Plot Layer, so work around is to just turn off the layer
  • Reference

Metric A4 Paper

  • A4 210×297 mm
  • Paper size ISO full bleed A4 (297.00 x 210.00 MM)

Setup - Layers, Textstyle, Page Layout

  • open AutoCAD
  • UNITS
    • Length Type: Decimal
    • Precision: 0.00000
  • LAYER
  • LTSCALE 0.1
  • PSLTSCALE 1
  • STYLE
    • ArialNar06pt01x, Font Name: Arial Narrow, non-annotative, Height=0.06
    • ArialNar02mm01x, Font Name: Arial Narrow, non-annotative, Height=2.00
  • OPTIONS
    • Plot and Publish tab
      • Specify plot offset relative to: Edge of paper
  • PAGESETUP
    • New → 8.5x11fullbleed
    • Printer/plotter Name: DWG To PDF.pc3
    • Paper size: ANSI full bleed A (8.50 x 11.00 Inches)
    • Plot offset
      • X = 0
      • Y = 0
    • Plot style table: monochrome.ctb
    • Plot options
      • enable Plot object lineweights
      • enable Plot transparency (very important)
      • enable Plot with plot styles
      • enable Plot paperspace last
  • (alternative) POLYGON 3 EDGE 0.25

AutoCAD Paperspace Layout

  • Open AutoCAD
  • select Layout tab on the bottom
  • Page Setup Manager - select 8.5x11fullbleed and Set Current button
  • delete viewport
  • Rename Layout tab from Layout1 to 8.5x11fullb
  • current layer JensenGuides
  • RECT 0,0 8.5,11
  • draw horizontal and vertical line at center of layout

Isometric Lines

  • outside the layout page, draw the isometric lines, when finished will move onto the layout
  • LAYER JensenGrid
  • ORTHO mode on (F8)
  • LINE
    • horizontal length 20 (really not needed, just to show as angle reference)
    • LINE @20<30
    • LINE @20<90
    • LINE @20<150
  • ARRAY (select both 90 and 150 deg lines)
    • PATH (select 30 deg line)
    • Between 0.25 (from Ribbon)
    • Associative (off)
    • Close Array
  • ARRAY (select both 90 and 30 deg lines)
    • PATH (select 150 deg line)
    • Between 0.25 (from Ribbon)
    • Associative (off)
    • Close Array
  • MOVE
  • TRIM

How To Video

Scale and Scalebar

  • 1/4”=1'-0“ (1:48) - one quarter inch to the foot
  • 3/16”=1'-0“ (1:64) - three sixteenths to the foot
    • RECT 1” by 0.0625“
    • STYLE ArialNar05pt01x
    • Text is offset 0.02”
    • BLOCK
      • Scalebar1to1-in
    • WBLOCK
  • Figure 1-0 Scalebar Dimensions
    • Tools → Block → Insert
    • Options → System Options tab → File Locations → Show folders for: Blocks
      • Figure 1-0 System Options - Drawing - Blocks
    • File Types
      • SOLIDWORKS Blocks (*.sldblk)
      • SOLIDWORKS Blocks (*.sldsym) - older format
      • AutoCAD DWG Blocks (*.dwg)
      • AutoCAD DXF Blocks (*.dxf)
    • To Create/Make a Drawing Block
      • Tools → Blocks → Make
    • To Save a Drawing Block
      • default is saved in the local drawing created in
      • To save to a file, use Tools → Block → Save
  • SolidWorks Layers - Layers
    • support will not print (not colored icon) or will print (light blue color on)
  • Drawing → Annotation tab → Area Hatch/Fill
    • Region - must be a planar face
    • Boundary -
      • Free hand sketch, that is draw a new sketch/rectangle over the curved surface to hatch it, this is a workaround
  • Try making the scalebar as a SolidWorks block with an area hatch

Linetype

  • Issues getting linetypes to lineup, they are a function of the line length, so I would need the lines to be the same length
    • Workaround - create a block that is a dashed line in Modelspace
    • ALIGNSPACE to align modelspace with paperspace
  • 3/16“ - 5 dashes (3/80 dash, 3/80 space, 3/80 dash, 3/80 space, 3/80 dash)
    • 3/80 = 0.0375

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