This resource will inform students about some of the standards and conventions associated with floor plans. This information conforms with the Technical Drawing Specifications Resource that is distributed by the VCAA.
What are floor-plans?
Floor plans and elevations are drawing methods commonly associated with the environmental design field. They are used to convey visual information (interior and exterior) about a building such as a house, restaurant, or cubby. Floor plans are the equivalent of a top-down orthographic drawing, while elevations are similar to that of the front and side views. This handout provides VCE students with a basic overview of the standards and conventions associated with floor-plans; however, you are recommended to download and refer to the ‘Technical Drawing Specifications Resource’ handbook (that is freely available on the VCAA website) which drills down much deeper into these technical drawing methods.