Isometric Graph Paper Template
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This type of graph system is all about 3D! Isometric graphs are useful for visually representing three dimensional objects. The isometric graph paper is made up of equilateral triangles, where all angles of the triangles measure 60 degrees.
Here is a list of worksheets included in this template.
Isometric graph paper composed of equilateral triangles in portrait orientation.
Isometric graph paper composed of equilateral triangles in landscape orientation.
Using the Template
Personalize and Print
Add a personal touch! Each worksheet has a built-in header. Use the header to include information, such as name, title, and date.
If you prefer to draw by hand, just hit print - each tab is configured to print in its appropriate orientation type.
Create 3D drawings by hand
Sometimes it is easier to get away from the screen and draw by hand. If you are less computer-savvy it may save time to just print our isometric graph template and construct structural items or figures with a ruler and pencil.
3D drawing courtesy of Design and Technology Blog
Working in Excel
Create 3D Drawings in Excel
Simple three dimensional drawings can be made with ease in Excel, using the isometric grid lines as a guide. Here are a couple of examples of 3D shapes drawn in Excel using our template.
Example. 3D isosceles right triangle.
Example. 3 cubes.
One way to make 3D drawings in Excel is to insert and drag linear shapes. First, go to the “Insert” menu and select “Illustrations”. Next, select “Shapes” and select a line under “Lines”
Use the lines on the isometric grid to draw shapes. Tip: when drawing figures with equal sides; count the number of triangles on each line to ensure each line is equal in length.
Modify Grid Scale
Our isometric graph template contains consequent equilateral triangles with all sides roughly measuring 0.1 inch. But let’s say you find this scale a bit small and you’d like to triple the current scale. Here’s how - take the column width and row width and multiply by 3.
Highlight all columns and right-click on any column. Select “Column Width” to enter a new column width. Repeat for all rows.
Modify Grid Units
Want to draw to scale using the metric system, instead of the imperial system? You can modify the units originally displayed in this grid template by switching from inches to centimeters (or to millimeters). To do this – go to the “File” menu and select “Options”. Next, select “Advanced” and scroll down to the “Display” settings. Finally, select the appropriate unit (e.g. Centimeters) from the “Ruler Units” dropdown menu. This will now allow you to modify grid scale in the newly selected unit of measure. To do modify scale, see above section “Modify Grid Scale”.
Example. Excel Options, Advanced menu to switch grid units.
Add Some Color
Background graph paper color can be jazzed up just the way you like it. To modify graph paper background, select the area and use the “Fill Color” option, under the “Home” menu to charge the color of the grid.
Note: We recommend changing the grid paper background first; to avoid redoing any existing drawings, which may include other colors.
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