Drafting Standards for Interior Elevations

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Interior elevations are drafted to clearly indicate surfaces, edges, and the intersections of materials and forms. The elevation is drawn to scale, with the limits of the ceiling, floor, and adjacent walls (or other forms) shown with a dark outline. There are two basic methods that professional firms use to draw interior elevations. These methods are illustrated in Figure 7-10. The first method is to outline all the elements (such as cabinets, beams, soffits, etc.) that project toward the viewer and establish the limits of the wall elevation, as shown in Figure 7-11. The other method depicts these items in cross-section, often showing construction details, materials, and other hidden items. This method is useful this side of drawing uses an outline to profile objects that meet the wall plane

Figure 7-10 This elevation drawing shows two methods for drawing the limits of an elevation. The left side traces the outline of a cabinet adjacent to the wall, whereas the right side cuts through the cabinet, revealing its interior construction.

this side of drawing uses an outline to profile objects that meet the wall plane

Figure 7-10 This elevation drawing shows two methods for drawing the limits of an elevation. The left side traces the outline of a cabinet adjacent to the wall, whereas the right side cuts through the cabinet, revealing its interior construction.

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scale; h'.l'-e for explaining the details of an adjacent object (a cabinet interior, for example) without having to generate a separate drawing elsewhere. See Figure 7-12 for an example of this type of drawing. The choice between these techniques is dependent upon the complexity of the interior, the information that needs to be conveyed, and the established office standards.

Drawing interior elevations does not always follow a rigid set of architectural rules. Decorative elements or embellishment may need to be added to convey the character of the space. Many interior designers and architects take some liberty with elevations to convey important features, even if that means departing from "architecturally correct" drafting standards. For example, wall coverings,

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Figure 7-11 The cabinetry in this wall elevation is shown in outline form, rather than with its interior construction.

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Figure 7-11 The cabinetry in this wall elevation is shown in outline form, rather than with its interior construction.

FAINTED GYP. BD.

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Figure 7-12 In this elevation, the adjacent cabinets are drawn showing their interior construction.

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Figure 7-14 Dashed lines are drawn in an elevation to show the direction doors open. The dashed lines at the mid-point indicate the hinge side.

Figure 7-14 Dashed lines are drawn in an elevation to show the direction doors open. The dashed lines at the mid-point indicate the hinge side.

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Figure 7-13 This wall section shows the drapery and wall beyond in elevation view.

finishes, drapery treatments, or other decorative elements might be indicated on the drawing, as illustrated in Figure 7-13.

Generally, when drawing interior elevations of doors, windows, and built-in cabinetry, such as in a kitchen, bath, or office, dashed lines are used to indicate hinge location and door swings, as shown in Figure 7-14. The angled dashed line near the midpoint of the door points to the hinge side.

In theory, construction drawings include a sheet (or more) dedicated specifically to interior elevations. In practice, however, this is not always the case. A small project with seven or eight interior ele vations may not warrant a separate sheet, and so the elevations are drawn with other details in the construction set. Sometimes on small projects that involve built-in cabinetry, it is advantageous to place the interior elevations on the same sheet as the floor plan if space permits. This way, the elevations can be studied without flipping sheets back and forth. The actual number of interior elevations is proportional to the complexity of the project. On large, complex projects, interior elevations may be placed together on one or more sheets and referenced back to the floor plans, as illustrated in Figure 7-15.

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Figure 7-15 Interior elevations of a project are grouped together on one sheet and cross-referenced, below each drawing, to the floor plan. The scale is the same for all elevations and noted as such on the lower right side.

Figure 7-16 Interior elevations can be named according to the compass direction the viewer is facing.

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