Descriptive Geometry—Vision Guided Spatial Reasoning

  • Hellmuth Stachel


This is a pleading for Descriptive Geometry, a subject of basic importance for any engineering education. From the very first, Descriptive Geometry has been a method to study 3D geometry through 2D images thus offering insight into structure and metrical properties of spatial objects, processes and principles. The education in Descriptive Geometry provides a training of the students’ intellectual capability of space perception. Drawings are the guide to geometry but not the main aim.


Descriptive Geometry Spatial Object Spatial Reasoning Hexagonal Prism Local Horizon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Discrete Mathematics and GeometryVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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