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used to indicate the items that are located above the cutting line such as upper cabinets, upper part of stairway, openings, soffits, or other important upper part of the wall or ceiling features. Ceiling changes can be denoted with dashed lines called out for notes in a small project. Cross referencing symbols are used to relate the information on the floor plan to other drawings such as elevation, section, and detail drawings.

Check list for floor plans. Please use these as a guide where applicable.

  • 1.

    Border and title block.

  • 2.

    Title and scale of the drawing in the title block.

  • 3.

    Drawing number in the title block.

  • 4.

    North arrow in the upper left corner of the drawing sheet.

  • 5.

    Exterior walls and interior walls.

  • 6.

    Outline of patios and porches.

  • 7.

    Windows with the proper window symbol for operations (sliding? casement?).

  • 8.

    Doors with the proper door symbol for operations (swinging? folding?).

Figure 25. Concept of floor plan view

  • 9.

    Wall openings, arches, and soffits with dotted/hidden lines. These should be called out in a note.

  • 10.

    Ceiling changes with dashed lines in a small project. These should be called out in a note such as FLAT CEILING, CEILING SLOPES DOWN, or CATHEDRAL CEILING PEAK.

  • 11.

    Window numbers (typically 1/4" diameter circle with 1/8" lettering). Window numbers should match an accompanying window schedule.

  • 12.

    Door numbers (typically 1/4" diameter circle with 1/8" lettering). Door numbers should match an accompanying door schedule.

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