Lesson 3: Cavalier and Cabinet Obliques



Students have already learned the general concepts of oblique drawing. During this lesson they will be learning two other types of obliques; Cavalier and Cabinet oblique.

The general differences between the three types of oblique drawings are the scales that their depth dimensions are drawn. The general oblique drawings utilize a 3/4" scale. The cavalier oblique drawings are drawn at full scale, and the cabinet oblique drawings are drawn at 1/2" scale. These concepts will be mastered by the end of this unit.

Lesson Time

Lesson Review
10 Minutes
Hook and Set
10 Minutes
Drawing setup
30 Minutes
Drawing lab time
100 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Architectural Design
    • Engineering Design
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Engineering Technology
Grade Levels
  • 11

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (1)
California Math Common Core Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will learn to set up a cavalier oblique drawing.
  • Students will learn to set up a cabinet oblique drawing.
  • Students will learn to use a 1/2" = 1" scale.
  • Students will draw a cavalier and cabinet oblique drawing using manual drafting equipment or a CAD system.

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