Compendium of Design

A Body of Knowledge
Learn from those who designed before you.

Paraline Drawing Systems

This part of the compendium covers the application of paraline drawing systems and how they are used by the different design fields to communicate information. As you will find, each discipline how a unique reason why it varies in application. Nonetheless, without a convention or common way of doing things, the production of goods, or structures would become overly complicated.

Paraline Drawing Systems can be complicated to master as they require the application of mathematics for measurement, cognitive ability to mentally rotate and construct 3-Dimensional forms in your head and of course, finetuned hand-eye coordination skills to draw and control multiple drawing instruments all at one time. Naturally, modern day computer aided drawing packages make creating paraline line drawings much easier to create and reproduce.

When drawn for the production or products or environments, paraline drawing systems must adhere to strict standards. To assist students with this, the compendium provides you with information based on the Australian Standards (AS1100) for Technical Drawing and explains the paraline drawing systems of Orthogonal Projection, Isometric Drawing, Oblique Drawing, Planometric and the application of dimensioning, scale, and sectioning. Additionally, each section is clearly highlights the different standards that apply to engineering, architecture, textiles and packaging design.

Types of Paraline Drawings

Paraline drawings can be catagorised as pictorial (three-dimensional) or orthogonal (two-dimensional). There are a number of drawing systems within each method of drawing, each with their own purpose.