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Compendium of Design

A Body of Knowledge
Learn from those who designed before you.

There are a variety of drawing systems designers can make use of. Each drawing system has its own features, benefits and particular uses. The key of producing a successful visual communcation or design concept is the appropriate selection and execution of the selected drawing system. The accepted range and application of drawing systems are outlined in the table below.


Distinctive Feature

Production Type


Generic Name
Specific Drawing System
Parallel Lines of Sight Orthogonal Third Angle (Preferred) Two-dimensional Multi-view Drawing
1st Angle
Axonometric Isometric Three-dimensional
single view 'Pictorial Drawings'
Oblique Cavlier
 Converging Lines of Sight    Perspective   One Point (Parallel)
Two Point (Angular)
Three Point (Oblique)
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