In this video, Jim explains the purpose of the cover sheet, which can contain an index to the sheets in a construction drawing set, as well as general project information and contact information for the design team. Jim demonstrates the use of hyperlinks contained in digital construction drawings.
- At the beginning of this course…I use the terms "drawing views" and "drawing types."…So now that we've covered all the different drawing views…in our set of construction drawings,…let's look at some of the different drawing types…that are contained in this set.…And we'll look at some of the kinds of information that we…might expect to find on each one of these drawing types.…So the first drawing type that I want to talk about…is the sheet that I've mostly skipped over up until now.…And that's this first page that's on your screen.…
It's the first page in our drawing set.…And we're going to call this the Cover Sheet or Index Sheet.…Now when you look at the Cover Sheet,…maybe the first thing that you'll notice…is that it's in a little bit different format than…all of the other sheets that we've looked at so far.…Specifically that you can see the Title Block…is horizontally across the bottom of the page,…and if you remember on the rest of our sheets…the Title Block was vertical across…the right side of the page.…
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