By: Curtis Denlinger
• This movie includes an
Isometric drawing, and a Mat
• Isometric Drawing: Isometric Drawings
are three-dimensional drawings done on
isometric dot paper of three dimensional
structures made out of cubes.
• Mat Plan: A mat plan
is a top (or bottom)
view of a multiple
cube solid. The
number in each
square is the number
of cubes that stack.
• Here is another
example of an
• What would the Mat
The Mat Plan
• This Isometric
actually have multiple
• Some blocks may be
hidden by a taller
• When given a Mat Plan, you will always know what the
Isometric drawing should look like. Everything can be
drawn without you having to worry about the hidden
• When given a Isometric drawing, you can look at it and
know most of the Mat Plan. If the columns are too high,
you can’t tell for sure if there are no boxes behind them
or if there are hidden boxes behind the square
• This will be better explained visually on the next slide.
• Here’s the drawing.
• What is the Mat plan
for the this drawing?
What they could look like from a
• Here is the drawing
from a different angle.
The possible Mat Plans
• Here are the possible
Mat Plans for the
Important to remember
• One important thing you need to remember is to label
the front and right corners on the mat plan and the
isometric drawing. This way you know that you are
looking at the drawing from the right angle.
• Another smaller thing that you should remember to do is
shade in the exposed tops of the boxes. This way it is
easier to look at and understand the drawing.
• One last thing is to remember to look over the drawing
once it is done, make sure it matches up with the mat
plan, and erase any unneeded lines which would make
the drawing very confusing. For an example, see slide 8
and take notice of what the little man does.