In this video, Jim describes the section view. The section view is also called a cross-section view. A cross section takes a vertical cut through the structure and then looks at the results from the side. A cross section includes more information on elevations, and can show floor to ceiling heights.
- [Narrator] We're back at our original plan view…which in this case was our first floor plan…shown on sheet A-105…and again we're looking at the building from the top down…and in the last video,…we looked at the same building…in the elevation view from the side…so let's go ahead and put that up here again…on the same screen…and that elevation view was shown on sheet A-201…and now let's introduce our third view…which is going to be our cross section view.…
Now before I pull the cross section view up,…I want to show you how we get the cross section view.…So let's get oriented again.…Remember, this is the view from the top down…and I want to take a look specifically…at this elevation view number one on sheet A-201…and I want to zoom in and again what we're looking at here…is the south elevation so we're looking…at the face of the building from this view right here…and I want to go ahead and zoom in…and I want you to notice this line…that cuts through the building…and note that this is a section cut…shown as detail one on sheet A-302…
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