Jim explains that some information contained in a set of construction drawings is conveyed as text instead of drawings, and this information may be grouped together and listed under the heading of "general notes." General notes may be shown on their own sheet, or may be included on drawing pages.
- [Instructor] So far, we've covered all of the…different views that might be contained…in a set of construction drawings.…This included the basic plan view,…things like exterior elevations,…and building cross-sections,…and isometric views, towards the end of the drawing set.…And we also discussed how flipping through each…of these views can really help to get a sense…of the overall look of the project.…And then we talked about the different…types of drawings, from architectural, to civil,…and discussed the type of information that you might…find on these drawings, and who might use that information.…
So, now let's start to find some…of the more detailed information contained on our drawings.…You might have noticed that as we flip through our drawings,…there's a lot of text throughout the pages…that we haven't really discussed yet.…And, in fact, the first example of this might be…on the second page, in our drawing, actually, sheet A-001,…and what I want to look at for this section…is what we call General Notes.…
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