Principles – How to construct graphic elements

The grid

In order to create a balance between consistency and flexibility SeMI uses an isometric grid as the starting point to generate graphic elements.

image of the isometric Grid
Isometric Grid
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Networks

Lines and dots can be traced on the grid to draw networks.

SeMI uses a basic network pattern either as a standalone graphic element or as a component of illustrations.

Pattern of constructing network
Constructing a network pattern
Pattern of a basic network
Pattern of a basic network
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Planes and volumes

Draw planes on the grid to generate volumes.

Layers of a network
Planes over a network layer

Rounded accents

To create contrast with sharp edges and accentuate certain elements, use rounded shapes.

Layers of a network with accentuated elements
Planes over a network layer with accentuated elements