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PLANOMETRIC DRAWING


INTRODUCTION

A PLANOMETRIC drawing is developed by
(1) drawing a plan or map to scale
(2) rotating the plan or map so that the left side is at either
    a 30° angle  or 45° angle or 60° angle to the ground line (a
line
    parallel to the bottom of the page) -
the most important thing to
    remember is that the shapes remain the same (for example,
    a rectangle remains a rectangle with 90° corners)
(3) drawing all verticals to the required height
(4) drawing the top shapes of the various parts/objects
see below left

Because the plan is preserved, horizontal circles are shown as
circles; vertical circles are shown as ellipses  
see below right
A PLANOMETRIC
drawing
see left is
sometimes rotated
back to the original
plan or map view
orientation
see right.

This is often done as
a space-saving
measure and/or to
make designing a
page layout easier
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