Top Front End Visualizer
This is the top front end visualizer. Please read the following before starting:
1. What is a "visualizer?" Whenever someone asks me for tips on how to do better on the TFE section, I always recommend that they try to "visualize" the 3D shape in their head. For most people, visualizing 3D shapes is inherently difficult, and requires practice. Use this TFE tool to help you practice visualizing 3D shapes in your head! Please note this is not designed to be a full TFE generator, this is designed to help ease you into solving TFE problems. The difficulty of the real PAT TFE section will be more similar to the practice tests.
2. It is strongly recommended you use Google Chrome on Windows or Safari on Mac for the best performance.
3. After selecting an answer choice, you can rotate the 3D image that appears using your mouse. Click and drag to rotate the shape. Look at the shape from the top, front, and end views to understand why the lines appear either solid or dotted.
Try to spend 15 minutes practicing with this visualizer each day to increase your speed and efficiency.
Official TFE Instructions
The pictures that follow are top, front, and end views of various solid objects. The views are without perspective. That is, the points in the viewed surface are viewed along parallel lines of vision. The projection looking DOWN on it is shown in the upper left-hand corner (TOP VIEW). The projection looking at the object from the FRONT is shown in the lower left-hand corner (FRONT VIEW). The projection looking at the object from the END is shown in the lower right-hand corner (END VIEW). These views are ALWAYS in the same positions and are labeled accordingly.
If there were a hole in the block, the views would look like this:
Note that the lines cannot be seen on the surface in some particular view are DOTTED in that view. In the problems that follow, two views will be shown, with four alternatives to complete the set. You are to select the correct one with your mouse.