January 24th, 2017

posted Jan 23, 2018, 8:22 AM by Mr Becker   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 9:25 AM ]

Orthographic Projection


Did you know that when an invention is sent to the patent office, the patent office must verify that your invention is truly new and unique from other products? In order to do this, the patent office requires explanatory drawings with your application. A simple invention may only require one drawing. More complicated objects or products require orthographic drawings (commonly referred to as multi-view drawings) so that every feature of the invention listed is shown. This is to enable anyone with the appropriate skills to be able to build your invention and test it.  


Whether you plan to invent something or whether you are just interested in learning how to make something, a drawing helps you figure out the different parts and how those parts go together. Orthographic drawings enable the reader of the drawings to understand how each part fits and how the final product should look from all views.


Orthographic projection is used to show an object in true size or scale on a flat piece of paper. When we look at an object, we see three dimensions (height, width, depth) all at once. In an orthographic drawing, you will be looking at the object from three different planes. When you look at the front, only two dimensions – height and width – appear. From the top, the two dimensions are width and depth, and from the right side, the height and depth are the dimensions.


Here is a step by step guide to help become familiar with

Orthographic Projection  


Orthographic Projection Step by Step



Print out and complete the following worksheet.


Orthographic Projection Practice Worksheet 2018




This video may help you convert from Orthographic to Isometric  Isometric view created from Orthographic views





Hold on to the Orthographic Projection Practice 

Worksheet and physically turn in 1-30-18


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