How to draw a cube

We’re All Done!

Look at that awesome Rubik’s Cube we’ve created by using an awesome 3d perspective grid, create tiled clones, and the actual perspective extension. I hope you had fun with this one, thanks for reading!

Aaron has been using Inkscape for professional design for 5+ years and can't wait to share everything he knows about it!

CubeCube

a. Click the New button, or select File, New from the main menu.

b. Click the Part template from the Templates tab, and then click OK.

2. Open a new sketch

a. Open a new sketch by clicking the Sketch icon. Select a Plane (any plane will work).

3. Ready to sketch

a. Click the Corner Rectangle tool icon and sketch a square on the selected plane (the size does not matter).

b. Add dimensions to the sketch by selecting Dimensions, Smart.

c. Click on one of the horizontal lines of the square sketch; input the size you wish to make your cube (e.g. 1”, 1’, 10’…).

d. Repeat steps 3.b and 3.c for the vertical line making sure to use the same dimension used for the horizontal line.

4. Ready to extrude

a. Click Insert, Bose/Base, Extrude or the Extrude icon on the Features toolbar.

b. On the left side of the screen there will be the property manager; set the End Condition to Blind, and the Depth (D1) to the same dimension as the horizontal and vertical lines.

c. Click the OK (check mark) button in the top of the property manager screen.

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5. Save your cube

a. Click the Save icon, or select File, Save. Name the part Cube (or anything you want), and click OK.

You have just created a Cube. Click here to view 3D model S

SphereSphere

a. Click the New button, or select File, New from the main menu.

b. Click the Part template from the Templates tab, and then click OK.

2. Open a new sketch

a. Open a new sketch by clicking the Sketch icon. Select a Plane (any plane will work).

3. Ready to sketch

a. Click the Circle tool icon and sketch a circle on the selected plane (the size does not matter).

b. Add dimensions to the sketch by selecting Dimensions, Smart.

c. Click on circle sketch; input the size you wish to make your sphere (e.g. 1”, 1’, 10’…).

d. Select the Line tool icon and click on the top center point of your circle sketch; drag your line vertically to the opposite side of the circle (bottom center).

e. Select the Tools menu, then select Sketch Tools, Trim.

f. Click and hold the left mouse button; drag the cursor through half of the circle parallel to the vertical line (This will create a half circle).

4. Ready to extrude

a. Click Bose/Base, Revolve from the Insert menu, or the Revolve icon on the Features toolbar.

b. Select the vertical line for the Axis of Revolution in the property manager; then set the Direction1 to Blind, and the Angle (A1) to 360.00deg.

c. Click the OK (check mark) button in the top of the property manager screen.

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5. Save your sphere

a. Click the Save icon, or select File, Save. Name the part Sphere (or anything you want), and click OK.

You have just created a Sphere. Click here to view 3D model S

PyramidPyramid

c. Click the New button, or select File, New from the main menu.

d. Click the Part template from the Templates tab, and then click OK.

2. Open a new sketch

b. Open a new sketch by clicking the Sketch icon. Select a Plane (any plane will work).

3. Ready to sketch

e. Click the Corner Rectangle tool icon and sketch a square on the selected plane (the size does not matter).

f. Add dimensions to the sketch by selecting Dimensions, Smart.

g. Click on one of the horizontal lines of the square sketch; input the size you wish to make your cube (e.g. 1”, 1’, 10’…).

h. Repeat steps 3.b and 3.c for the vertical line making sure to use the same dimension used for the horizontal line.

4. Ready to extrude

d. Click Insert, Bose/Base, Extrude or the Extrude icon on the Features toolbar.

e. On the left side of the screen there will be the property manager; set the End Condition to Blind, and the Depth (D1) to the same dimension as the horizontal and vertical lines. Click the Draft icon and change the angle until all four corners come to a point (the Draft outward check box should be cleared).

f. Click the OK (check mark) button in the top of the property manager screen.

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5. Save your pyramid

a. Click the Save icon, or select File, Save. Name the part Pyramid (or anything you want), and click OK.

You have just created a pyramid. Click here to view 3D model S

I hope this has helped anyone that might be struggling with any of these types of models.

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