Interior Elevations and Sections

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Interior Elevations and Sections:

Interior Elevations and Sections Maureen Mitton Course on Drafting George Brown.

Elevations and sections:

Elevations and sections When an object is enclosed in a glass box, each plane of the box can serve as a picture plane. The view from the top plane (picture plane) creates a plan view, in this case a roof plan The view through the picture plan enclosing the side of the box is called ELEVATION A SECTION is a view of an object with the picture plane slicing neatly through it. A FLOOR PLAN is a view of a building from above with a horizontal plane sliced through it and removed to expose thickness of the walls. Elevation Section Floor Plan

Interior elevation:

Interior elevation Just as exterior elevations are created to reveal elements and features, interior elevations reveal interior features of a building. One way to understand the creation of interior elevation is to imagine ourselves inside the room we are drawing.

Interior Elevations:

Interior Elevations Imagine standing inside a room facing one wall directly, with a large sheet of glass ( the picture plane) inserted between the viewer and the wall. The interior elevation can then be created by outlining ( projecting onto the picture plane) the significant features of the wall.

Interior Elevations:

Interior Elevations In drawing Interior elevations The picture plane is inserted between The viewer and wall(s) What is visible through the Picture plane is drawn in elevation .


Elevations The interior elevation can then be created by outlining ( projecting onto the picture plane the significant features of the wall. Each wall of the room can be drawn in elevation by means of projecting what is visible as the viewer faces that wall directly. Interior elevations are typically drawn to scale !/4 = 1’-0” or 1/8=1’-0” Elevations are drawn to depict accessories, equipment, cabinetry, fixtures and design details . Some detail millwork Portions of wall c ut into or closest to the viewer are bold


Elevations Receding elements are drawn with progressively lighter lines. In elevations including cabinetry and or millwork, details such as counter tops, door frames, and hardware should be included. All elevations require titles, reference symbols


Elevations Like floor plans, elevations used for design presentations vary greatly from those used for construction. Elevations used for construction.


Sections A building section is a view created as though a vertical plane has cut through the building and been removed. Unlike interior elevations , which depict only what occurs inside the interior, sections can expose the structure of the building. The section will expose but also detail door, windows, changes in floor heights or ceiling heights and in some cases, finish material location.


Sections Sections require varied line weights. Boldest lines will tell you the location of the cut. Anything behind that line means it is receding and must be drawn with a lighter line. Sections require titles, reference symbols - name or numbers, and scale notation.

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