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Creating Basic Shapes - page 1

ince this is the first lesson on drawing isometrics using CorelDraw I will begin with basic shapes. Mastering the cube, pyramid, ellipse, cylinder, cone, and sphere will give you the basis needed to create some of the complex objects to be covered in later lessons.

Engineering drawing of a cube.
To create the front:
Draw a 2 inch square. Choose the Rectangle tool (F6) and click and drag holding down the constrain key (Ctrl), watch the status line for the dimension.
Select the Pick tool, convert to curves (Ctrl+Q) and duplicate it twice (Ctrl+D x2).
Select a square and use the Transform Menu or Roll-up to apply an "86.6% Horizontal Scale and then a -30.0 degree Vertical Skew."


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