The elevation view is a side view of the structure. Jim explains that an elevation is not only a side view, but is also a side view from the outside of the structure. This view can convey information that includes vertical dimensions, elevations, locations of doors and windows, and outside finishes.
- [Instructor] If we call this Plan View again…I'll look at the structure from directly overhead.…The Elevation View can be described…as a look at the structure from the side.…But, more specifically from the outside of the structure…or element that we're building.…Now, most of the time the Elevation Views…are going to be found exclusively…in the architectural drawings.…These views also contain dimensions,…just like our Plan View here,…but they also include detailed drawings…of architectural features and finishes…to help you really visualize the outside…of the finished structure.…
So, let's see what that looks like.…I'm going to go ahead and split the screen…so we can look at these two views side by side.…So I'm going to leave our Plan View up here,…and I'm going to open our bookmarks…and navigate to sheet A 201,…our exterior elevation.…So you see now, two very different views…of the same structure, we still have the house…and we still have the garage in our Plan View…but, over here in our Elevation View,…this is what the side of the house looks like…
In this course, learn how to read construction drawings. Jim Rogers helps you acquire this important skillset by taking you through the different components that make up construction plans, and helping you understand the language of construction drawings. He covers types of views, highlights different kinds of construction drawings—including architectural drawings, electrical drawings, and plumbing drawings—explains how to read general notes, and more.
- Deciphering the language of construction drawings
- Understanding line types
- Reviewing plan views, elevation views, section views, and isometric views
- Reviewing architectural drawings, structural drawings, and mechanical drawings
- Drilling down to the details
- Reviewing reference points on drawings
- Understanding schedules
- The future of construction drawings