A Cross Section is a drawing that represents a vertical plane slicing through the home to reveal the interior components. The symbol to the left is often used on the Floor Plan to indicate where the slice was made and the direction of the view. The letter is used to identify the specific Cross Section if there are more than one.
The Exterior Elevations are geometrical drawings showing the external upright parts of a building.
An Electrical Plan is a drawing showing the length and breadth of the building's roof system. This drawing is often used to communicate details about that system.
A Perspective is the art of drawing solid objects on a two dimensional surface that gives the impression of their height, width, depth and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point
A Foundation Plan is a drawing showing the length and breadth of the building's foundation. The function of the foundation is to provide a level and uniformly distributed support for the structure
Cabinet Elevations or Wall Elevations are geometrical drawings showing the upright parts or wall. These drawings are often used to communicate project details. The symbol to the right is often used on the floor plan. The letters or numbers identify the specific Elevation and the arrow indicates the direction of the view
A Construction Detail is a separate large scale drawing showing a component of the home. This drawings is often used to identify specific elements of the structure.
A Schedule is a table of information used to describe products, materials, or finishes. The symbols to the left are often used identify the prescribed items on the floor plan as they correlate to the table.
The Wind Bracing Sketch and Worksheet
are documents required by the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code that show how the home's construction will meet lateral force standards
A Roof Plan is a drawing showing the length and breadth of the building's roof system. This drawing is often used to communicate details about that system.
Construction Specifications describe materials and workmanship required for the development of the construction project
A Floor Plan is a drawing showing the length and breadth of a building and the location of the rooms which the building contains. Each floor has a separate plan.
Design Terms For Residential Home Plans