Jim shows examples of isometric views that can be included in a set of construction drawings. An isometric view is a three-dimensional view of a structure or of the assemblies in a structure. An isometric view is usually not drawn to scale, but helps you to visualize the overall structure.
- [Instructor] The last view I want to take a look at…is what's called the isometric view.…And, as you can see on the screen here,…we're on sheet A-501A.…This is a three dimensional representation of the structure.…And it isn't always shown on construction drawings.…In fact, in the past it was typical to only see this view…on something like a parking structure where it really helped…to visualize what the ramps looked like and how traffic…flowed from floor to floor.…But with the evolution into computer aided drawing…and now the ability to design and draw in three dimensions…using some of the latest building information…modeling software or BIM software, it's really become…easier for a designer to add this isometric view…to their drawings.…
And as you can see here on the screen it's a nice…view to help you pull together all the two dimensional…views that we've seen so far.…Now, like you can see, being able to visualize…this structure in three dimensions…is really a nice ability to have.…And in this case the designers actually given us…
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