Isometric and 3D Drawing Tool

See the tool guide below for help.

Tool Guide

Draw Cube: When this is hilighted, use the mouse to position a cube on the drawing area (the space with the dots). Single-click to place a cube. Note: It is best to work from the back of your drawing forward, and from the bottom up.
Erase Cube: When this is hilighted, single-click on a cube in the drawing area to erase it. You can also double-click this icon to erase the whole drawing area. Warning: there is no "undo" function! If you erase the whole drawing area, you must start over.
Arrow: Allows you to select and drag cubes. To select one cube, single-click on it. To drag a cube (or a selection), "drag-and-drop" it within the drawing region.

Move Cube: Once a cube is selected, these arrows allow you to move the cube in any desired direction. Single-click the appropriate arrow to move your selection. (Note that the opposite ends of the icon move the cube in opposite directions!)

Paint Cube: Used to paint a cube a different color. When this is hilighted, select a color from the palate at the right, then single-click on a cube to change its color.
View or Perspective: See and rotate your image in 3D from any angle. Also, you can see the Front-Right-Top views and a Mat Plan of your drawing.
Rotate Base: This alternative tool to the View tool allows you to rotate your drawing about its base and see other isometric views of your building..
Rotate Vertically: This alternative tool to the View tool allows you to rotate (roll) your drawing vertical and see other isometric views of your building..
EXPLODE: Pressing this option will explode your drawing into its corresponding faces. You can peel away pieces to see the inside of your drawing.

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