Definition of orthographic projection in English:

orthographic projection


mass nounEngineering
  • 1A method of projection in which an object is depicted using parallel lines to project its outline on to a plane.

    • ‘The Necker cube, i.e. a cube drawn in orthographic projection, lacks perspective clues, so that the eye has a difficulty choosing one possible interpretation at the expense of the other.’
    • ‘House plans - one well known drawing format, are a form of orthographic projection.’
    • ‘Orthographic projection is a form of projection that is sometimes used in 3D graphics to represent 3D objects on a 2D surface.’
    • ‘These techniques were generalised into a system called géométrie descriptive, which is now known as orthographic projection, the graphical method used in modern mechanical drawing.’
    • ‘The method used is orthographic projection to generate front view and top view of this cone.’
    1. 1.1count noun A drawing made using this method.
      • ‘Traditional efforts to overcome these difficulties have centered on the construction of physical models and the drawing of 2D orthographic projections and 3D perspectives.’
      • ‘You are limited to creating automatic orthographic views off the base view only and must create auxiliary views to get orthographic projections of any other view.’


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