This tech tip explains how to draw a 3D box using Meshed Solids.
Part 1: Meshed Solid 3D Box
Change the view direction and drawing plane to Top (View > View Direction > Top and also View > Drawing plane > Top).
Go to Draw > Meshed Solids > Box, and then enter a box size of 390 x 190 x 190 as shown below.
Click in the drawing view to specify the position of the 3D box.
Change the view direction to SW Isometric (View > View Direction > SW Isometric).
At this stage the mesh is drawn as 'wireframe' (only the edge lines are visible).
Right-click in the drawing view and select Render View.
To change render settings in the Render View, right-click and
choose Render Settings:
Change Render mode to Smooth Shading and other settings as pictured above, and then click OK.
The rendered drawing should look like the image below.
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