MEC222: A “real life” instance of “oblique views”

Oblique Views, courtesy The Doorland Group (

I’ve told you in MEC222 lectures that engineer’s don’t use Oblique Views, and that’s true.  But it’s also nice to see that such views are relevant in a number of industries.  Here’s an instance of how Oblique Views are used in industry.  This is part of a large poster on the wall of a custom door manufacturer in the GTA.

An Oblique View gives a “true view” of the profile (the cross-section) of the item (in this case, baseboards) which is important for installers.  It also provides a sense of the actual appearance of the outward facing side, which is important for the customer.