I attached this file for you to see. Test.3dm (371.2 KB)
I had understand that for this to work you need to put the view in parallel mode and not perspective. Still not working.
Then I thought it would only work with the pre established rhino isometric views. But still with those the lengths of my cube change.
The cube is 6x6x6cm.
Make2D is simply not making what its supposed to do, project the current view into 2D. It makes my 6cm sides measure 4.91 for no reason, and thats without even changing the isonometric from its default angle.
What if I want to look a little more from the left? How can I achive this? As far I as have been working, changing the angle, this menas, rotating the view after setting an isometric default makes my cube look like a rectangle.
In the test2.3dm model I uploaded, the 3 orthographic views all measure 6cm on a side. The isometric view does not since it is a projected view and not a “true” isometric like you would draw if you were doing it by hand. I’m not sure there’s a fix for this. AutoCAD works the same way. In its isometric view of a 6cm cube, the sides measure 4.75cm.
Thats the deal, its not working right for isometric. Even more, not only lengths are changed, but proportions too, this means the cube is no longer a cube.
There a fix, but its limited. You can set view, one of the default isometrics, then “zs” the objects (zoom centered) and make2d. Yet, for some strange reason, the sides now measure 4.9. Good thing is the proportions are conserved, so you can just scale to 6cm.
I was a drafter long before computer aided drafting came along.
One of the rules was that linear dimensions should NEVER be shown in any view or projection where they could not be measured and verified.
This means that dimensions should NEVER be shown in any perspective or indirect view.
Your 120º isometric view should not be dimensioned or show dimensions for the very reasons you seem to be confused.
In very early versions of Rhino, we did not display dimensions in the perspective view at all for this reason. Most users found it to be an issue so we gave in to the pressure.
I still regret the change but I understand it.
Only true of Isometric projections (and proportionally). Parallel projection views only guarantee… parallelism.
All 3D views are projections. That implies dimensional changes except under certain specified conditions. For example the ortho views have correct dimensions in view X and Y, but the view Z dimensions are all… zero.
When I was hand-drafting, isometric views could indeed match the dimensions of an orthographic view since we could measure the length of the line we were drawing. That 6x6x6 cube in your example could be drawn by hand with 6x6x6 sides in an isometric view. However, since Make2D uses a projected view, you’re out of luck as far as measuring goes.
Yes. That what named dimension styles are for.
Options > Annotation > Dimensions
You’ll see the names of the different default dimensions there.
You can make your own or edit the existing definitions.
They are stored in the 3DM file