Introduction To Print Reading
INTRODUCTION TO THE TYPES
OF DRAWINGS, VIEWS, AND PERSPECTIVES
Views and Perspectives
In addition to the different drawing formats, there are different views or perspectives in which
the formats can be drawn.
The most commonly used are the orthographic projection and the
Orthographic projection is widely used for fabrication and construction type drawings,
as shown in Figure 16. Orthographic projections present the component or system
through the use of three views, These are a top view, a side view, and a front view.
Other views, such as a bottom view, are used to more fully depict the component or
system when necessary.
Figure 16 Example Orthographic Projection