Jim shows several examples of two-dimensional plan views and explains that a plan view is any view looking at the structure from the top down, or from directly overhead. Plan views include floor plans, foundation plans, and framing plans. Plan views contain dimensions and measurements.
- [Man] We're going to start with the basic plan view of,…in this case, the first floor of this house,…which is shown on Sheet A105.…When I say plan view, many people will think floor plan,…but that's not actually a complete description.…So yes, a floor plan, like we're showing here,…is an example of a plan view,…but there are many sheets in this set of drawings…that are not floor plans…that are also examples of a plan view.…So really a more accurate description of the term plan view,…would be a top-down view,…or a view looking at the project from overhead.…
The classic definition of a plan view is just that…the plan view can be thought of as taking the building…and making a horizontal cut through it…and then when you look down at the result from the top,…that's a plan view.…So, let's take a look at some examples.…Again, we're already on our first floor plan, Sheet A105…and like I said, this is the floor plan…and it's a good example of a plan view.…We are looking at the house and the garage…from the top down.…
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