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Understanding Plans

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How to read and understand Plans

Note: This article has been relegated to the archives. It is old material and some parts may be out-dated. Still, you may get some use out of it.

Cross-section plan

cross-section and detail plan of a house
Cross-section plan:
The cross section plan is a plan taken from a cross section of the floor plan. The cross section line in the floor plan is marked by flags.
The cross section plan shows construction, timber sizes and room heights and also a lot of specification data.
A detail plan is a blow up (magnified) part of the plan to give clearer detail.