One of the advantages of making illustrations in 3D is that you can
shoot from any angle. It was a great benefit to be able to move the
solids and pick our best shot.
This is from a Do It Yourself (DIY) book on building decks.
The text explained what you need to do to complete the job and the exploded
view made it very easy to understand.
Using color makes it even easier for people to understand.
"All About Landscape Construction Basics"
Ortho® Books, ISBN: 0-89721-437-4