b. View Arrangement. When views of the various surfaces of an object are placed on paper, their proper relationship is maintained by the proper arrangement of views. Study the arrangement of the three views in figure 2. The front view is the starting place. It was selected for the front view because it shows the most characteristic feature of the object. The right side view is projected directly to the right of the front view. Some of the lines in the right side view lie along extension lines from the front view. Notice that the top view is placed directly above the front view and that some of its lines lie along extensions of lines from the front view. After studying each view, try to imagine or visualize the appearance of the object. Figure 1 on page 2 indicates how the views are pulled from the object.

c. Auxiliary Views. Objects having inclined faces, or other features that are not parallel to any of the three principal planes of projection, require auxiliary views to show the true shape of such features. The auxiliary view is arranged as though the auxiliary planes were revolved into the plane of the paper by considering it hinged to the plane with which it is perpendicular (figure 3).

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