Add isometric drawing tools
Von Glitchka has an isometric drawing tools course on Lynda.com. I love producing drawings, but by adding one or two tools illustrator you could save alot of time and effort.
Gaurav Agrawal commented
It's inconceivable in the age of minecraft that we still have to create isometric grids ourselves. I've never been able to create a perfect isometric grid, as the intersection points are always a little bit off, which means that snap to point doesn't work properly. If Adobe would tackle this, they'd probably be able to code a properly functional isometric grid tool that works intuitively so that I could just get to work on a project instead of futzing with diagonal lines.
Edu Couchez commented
I use to work a lot with Procreate paint app for iPad Pro, it has added recently a awesome and simple grid selection system... sad I couldn't share here some screenshots.
It's simple and fast, in an independent view, you can see your artboard, with four different grids to choose for (normal grid, isometric, perspective and mirror mode), all with Guide Thickness and colour, Guide Opacity, Assisted Drawing on/off (to let drawing tools stick to the guides, and the most important, Grid Size, which create interactively a grid with the desired size, completely centred on the artboard, and no guides out of its boundaries... no copy-pasting guidelines, no unprecise manipulation in isometric way... no copying everything to a new file to create a new isometric design.
Also, it simplifies the process of create a complex perspective grid… in matter of seconds you can add all the points you need in the horizon line, ready to use in your layout, without interfering any of your drawing tools.
As a technical illustrator I typically work with isometric line art. I want to be able to draw natively in the three isometric planes, like the current Perspective Grid, only as iso. I know there are workarounds but manual grid creation is too cumbersome and should not be necessary. Also, the usual smart guides and snapping must be functional in an iso mode as well. thank you
Egor Chistyakov commented
Please also consider adding isometric grids
Andy Stoltz commented
YES PLEASE! I work almost exclusively doing technical illustration for patents and this would be very helpful. It should be as simple as turning on the perspective grid and defining the grid to have no vanishing point. additionally being able to custom define the angles of the different axis (xyz) would be useful along with presets like isometric, trimetric, and so on.
Agreed! It's crazy that I have to build my own (imperfect) isometric grid every time I want to create an isometric illustration. Plus, Illustrator struggles to rotate to 60 and 120 degree angles (critical for isometric work).