# How to draw Elevations by loe13858

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```									How to draw
ELEVATIONS
Common House
2007
Finished product
Before you start
You need to have CH – Phase 7
completed, printed and handed in
Make up the following layers
– El-con1
– El-con2                   You may need more…

– El-con3
– El-con4
Why start them with EL???
– El-Horiz         So you can make an easy layer filter.
– El-Roof
– El-Walls
Important Safety Tips
Don’t try to do this in only one
construction layer
– Too many lines too close together – you
might go blind or crazy which ever comes first
Do not be afraid to ZOOM IN
– Make sure you zoom in to the intersection –
you’d be surprised how close some of the
lines that are NOT the correct ones are to the
intersection you really need
– Close enough is NEVER good enough
Step 1
Align the 1st & 2nd floors

Line up
Step 2
About 100’ below house draw a horizontal
x-line (construction line)
Draw these
lines on the
El-Horiz layer

Step 3                                      AF
FSFC

Offset the initial x-line UP the
distances shown
These lines represent horizontal
planes of the house.
–   AF=attic floor                         FSF
–   FSFC=Finished Second Floor Ceiling    FFFC
–   FSF=Finished Second Floor
–   FFFC=Finished First Floor Ceiling
–   FFF=Finished First Floor
–   TOF= Top of Foundation
FFF
TOF
Step 4

Repeat step 2 & 3 on the left side of the
house with an initial VERTICAL X-line and
offset to the right the same distances
Step 5
– line
– Pick lower left corner
– @75’<45
Step 6
Switch layers
Using X-line
Project
VERTICALS
from each
corner of the
front of the
house
Step 7
Repeat step 6 but with horizontals off the left
side of the house
Always draw the roof where it is a gable

Step 8           (left side of the Common House)

Roof is drawn based on the
inside top of the wall.
Starting the Roof                            That’s why we need to
offset them in.
–   Switch layers
–   Offset the front wall in 6”
–   Change the layer of the new line
Step 9

Change layers
Begin the roof where the
offset line meets the FSF
Draw a roof w/ a pitch of 8:12
– Line
– Pick point
– @8’,12’
Step 10
Offset the back wall of
the house in 6”
Change its layer
Draw 2nd roofing line
from where offset meets
AF
– Line
– Pick point
– @6’,-12’
Step 11
Offset the
roof lines
OUT 12”

Offset back &
front wall
OUT 12”
(overhang)
Step 12
Chamfer the
roof
– Distances set
at ZERO
Step 13
Extend roof
to meet
overhang
offset
Step 14
Share the
ridge and
the eaves
line with
the front
elevation
by
bouncing
X-lines off
the 45        Ridge = top peak
Eaves = lower edge
Step 15
Turn off the
El-Horiz layer

Offset front
walls out 12”

“Darken” the
Front slope
of the roof      Darken by switching to the ROOF layer
and drawing lines to the intersections
Step 16
Go back over to the
left side elevation and
“darken” in the roof
TIME OUT --- Drawing Check

EL-Roof & EL-Horiz layers on
Step 17
Since the
garage roof
is at the
same angle
as the back
of the main
roof COPY
IT!!!
Copy pts
Copy the front roof
Step 18            angle for the front
edge of the garage
roof in the same
fashion

Chamfer the roof
Share garage roof ridge &
Step 19   eaves with front elevation
Offset left hand garage wall
Step 20   line out 12” (rake end
overhang)
Darken the Garage roof
TIME OUT -- DRAWING CHECK
Step 21
The gable roof above
the front door is not
based on a known
horizontal plane
The roof is elevated
to the foyer inside.
up 15’2-1/4”
Offset the walls in 6”
Where the new HL and the
Step 22    wall offsets meet draw lines
for the underside of the roof

@12’,8’                         @-12’,8’
Step 23
Offset roof lines out
12”
Chamfer

Offset wall out 12”
Extend roof to offsets

Darken on roof layer
Share foyer roof with left side elevation
Step 24

Horiz X-line

“bounce” off 45

Offset outer wall 12” out   Darken on roof layer
Turn off all layers BUT
Step 25   – Roof
– Horiz
– Wall
– Con layer that you projected
the walls on
Switch to the El-walls layer
Step 26   Darken walls to roof
Trim
main roof
here
Step 27
Do the same for the left side view
Darken walls to roof
Rotate the left side elevation
Step 28
TIME OUT --- DRAWING CHECK
Step 29
Make new Print tab
Rename CH-P8
Set up 4 view ports (as shown on finished
product slide -- next)
1/8”=1’0” scale
Change TB info
Label the viewports as shown
Finished product

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