**Isometric Sketch**

Look at the given picture of a cuboid.

This cuboid is drawn on a flat surface, but the picture gives us an idea that how a cuboid looks like. Although the surface on which the cuboid is drawn is two-dimensional, the image looks three-dimensional.

To
draw a solid shape (3D shape) on a paper, we can use different techniques. There
are two main techniques to draw solid shapes (3D shape) on a paper.

(1)
Oblique sketches

(2) Isometric sketches

In
this article, you will learn to draw isometric sketch.

**What is an Isometric
Sketch?**

An isometric sheet is a paper, which
is divided into equilateral triangles made up of dots or lines. We can use an
isometric sheet to draw sketches with given measurements. The sketch on an
isometric sheet has the same measurements as the solid. This type of sketch is
called the ‘**isometric sketch**’.

**Isometric Sketch
Definition**

The term ‘isometric’ is related to measurements
of objects with equal dimensions.

To
draw isometric sketches, we use a special sheet of paper called isometric
sheet, where the dots are marked in the form of equilateral triangles.

The edges drawn on an isometric sheet
have the same measurements as that of the given solid (3D shape).

**Isometric Sketch
of a Cuboid**

Let us learn how to draw an isometric
sketch of a cuboid of dimensions 5 × 2 × 3 units.

**Step 1:** Take an isometric dotted sheet. Draw
the rectangular base with dimensions 5 units × 2 units.

**Step 2:** Draw
the heights from all corners with 3 units.

**Step 3:** Join the corresponding corners (vertices).

**Isometric Sketch
of Cube**

Let us learn how to draw an isometric
sketch of a cube of side 3 units.

**Step 1:** Take an isometric dotted sheet. Draw
the square base with dimensions 3 units × 3 units.

**Step 2:** Draw
the heights from all corners with 3 units.

**Step 3:** Join the corresponding corners (vertices). We can erase the side
which are not visible.

**Example:** Draw an isometric sketch of the following
cuboid.

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