Elevation Symbols

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The elevation plan is made to represent a final look of a building. This Diagram illustrates how a building or house will look after all the work and construction. It gives the reader a clear and straight look at the structure and looks of a building.

Many elevation plan symbols illustrate a whole diagram, but there are some commonly used symbols such as; window, door, cabinet, kitchen walls, kitchen ventilator, arched doorway. An elevation diagram demonstrates a constructed product's exterior and interior look. This plan allows an architect to work on dimensions, size, connections, and passages.

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1. What Are the Elevation Symbols

The elevation diagram is drawn to show one side of a house or building. Its purpose is to show a finalized appearance of one dimension of a building or structure. The Elevation is done for the exterior as well as the interior view. The exterior view demonstrates an outside view of a house. The interior view illustrates the kitchen, dining room, wardrobe, make-up room, living room, and windows or doors used in the interior section.

Common symbols are window, door, cabinet, kitchen walls, kitchen ventilator, and arched doorway. Elevation plan symbols cover all the parts used to demonstrate a place, and these symbols are used in an elevation diagram. EdrawMax provides an opportunity for a user to construct his own elevation plan by using various symbols available in the library.

Use of plumbing symbols:

  • It provides interior and exterior look illustration.
  • Lets a person modify its construction plan after analyzing its elevation diagram.
  • It is done for renovation and rebuilding purpose.
  • Doesn't confuse a reader because it includes a simple design that is easily readable by everyone.
  • It shows a front view of a building or its sections.
Elevation Symbols:

Elevation Plan Symbols illustrate a whole diagram, but there are some commonly used symbols such as; window, door, cabinet, kitchen walls, kitchen ventilator, arched doorway. They are used to demonstrate a place, and these symbols are used in an elevation diagram.

2. The Types of Elevation Symbols

An elevation plan aims to illustrate a front and clear view of a building or a house, demonstrating how a construction plan will look after all the implementations. Elevation plan comprises various categories of elevation plan symbols, which are easy to understand and readable by any person holding it. Demonstration of interior and exterior sections of a building is an important task as it enables a designer to modify and change ideas rather than waiting for the project to get completed.

  • Elevation Basic Symbols
  • Kitchen Elevation Symbols
  • Dining Room Elevation Symbols
  • Lighting Elevation Symbols
  • Fashin Item Elevation Symbols
  • Wardrobe Elevation Symbols
  • Windows & Doors Elevation Symbols

2.1 Elevation Basic Symbols

A clear and understandable elevation plan consists of some commonly seen elements. Generally elevations are drawn for four directional views North, South, East, and West. Although elevation symbols are of various categories, some basic and common symbols are used in every other elevation diagram. These symbols are used commonly because these are important and necessary elements for construction.

  • Frame: a rigid structure that surrounds something such as a picture, door, or windowpane.
  • Divider: something that divides a whole into parts.
  • Drawer: a box-like storage compartment without a lid, made to slide horizontally in and out of a desk, chest, or other piece of furniture.
  • Lattice: a structure consisting of strips of wood or metal crossed and fastened together with square or diamond-shaped spaces left between, used as a screen or fence or as a support for climbing plants.
  • Hooks: pieces of metal or other hard materials curved or bent back at an angle, for catching hold of or hanging things on.
Frame
 Frame
Frame 2
 Frame
Divider-H
Divider-H
Divider-V
Divider-V
Divider-H 2
Divider-H 2
Divider-v 2
Divider-v 2
Divider 2
Divider 2
Rect
Rect
Door Left
Door Left
Door Right
Door Right
Door Double
Door Double
Bedside Cabinet
Bedside Cabinet
Sofa
Sofa
Washbasin
Washbasin
Plant
Plant
Fireplace
Fireplace
Painting
Painting
Wall
 Wall
Flue
Flue
Table Facet
Table Facet
L Table Facet
L Table Facet
Drainage Pipe
Drainage Pipe
Outlet
Outlet
Intake
Intake

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2.2 Kitchen Elevation Symbols

A kitchen is a room or a part of a room used to prepare and cook food. It is part of a building that gets most of the attention from the buyer or an architect. It is where all the cooking is done, and many appliances and equipment are used. Now to place and arrange that equipment is a diplomatic task.

A modern kitchen is usually designed to combine it with a dining room. The kitchen elevation plan shows how beautiful and manageable your kitchen looks at the end. These symbols represent refrigerators, crockery, microwave oven, stove, ventilators, dishwashers, steamers, teapots, gas-cookers, etc. Today kitchen designing has become a separate discipline in the designing world.

  • Refrigerator: a large container which is kept cool inside, usually by electricity, so that the food and drink in it stays fresh.
  • Range hood: a device containing a mechanical fan that hangs above the stove or cooktop in the kitchen.
  • Gas cooker: a range with gas rings and an oven for cooking with gas.
Refrigerator 1
Refrigerator
Refrigerator 2
Refrigerator
Refrigerator 3
Refrigerator
Refrigerator 4
Refrigerator
Refrigerator 5
Refrigerator
Refrigerator 6
Refrigerator
Refrigerator 7
Refrigerator
Refrigerator 8
Refrigerator
Two-Door Refrigerator
Two-Door Refrigerator
Kitchen Ventilator 1
Kitchen Ventilator
Kitchen Ventilator 2
Kitchen Ventilator
Kitchen Ventilator 3
Kitchen Ventilator
Kitchen Ventilator 4
Kitchen Ventilator
Microwave Oven 1
Microwave Oven
Microwave Oven 2
Microwave Oven
Turner 1
Turner
Turner 2
Turner
Soup Ladle
Soup Ladle
Kitchen Ware
Kitchen Ware
Teapot
Teapot
Teacup 1
Teacup
Teacup 2
Teacup
Teacup 3
Teacup
Kettle
Kettle
Steamer
Steamer
Frying Pan
Frying Pan
Chafing Dish
Chafing Dish
Sauce Pan
Sauce Pan
Gas Cooker
Gas Cooker
Disinfection Machine
Disinfection Machine
Disinfection Machine 2
Disinfection Machine
Range Hood
 Range Hood
Washer 1
Washer
Washer 2
Washer
Detergent 1
Detergent
Detergent 2
Detergent
Detergent 3
Detergent
Shampoo
Shampoo
Shower Cream
Shower Cream

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2.3 Dinning Room Elevation Symbols

The dining room is where all the meals are served and eaten. A dining room contains many items which are related to mealtimes. This place now a day demands a very fashionable and professional look as all the guests are entertained here. In the dining room, there are chairs arranged along sides to a long table and other pieces of furniture such as side tables, mirrors, serving trolley, etc.

Dining room symbols include window symbols, bottles symbols, Glass symbols, barrel symbols, dining table symbols, table and chair set symbols.

Bottle 1
Wall
Bottle 2
Wall
Bottle 3
Wall
Bottle 4
Wall
Bottle 5
Wall
Bottle 6
Wall
Bottle 7
Wall
Glass 1
Glass
Glass 2
Glass
Glass 3
Glass
Glass 4
Glass
Glass 5
Glass
Glass 6
Glass
Glass 7
Glass
Glass Bottle 1
Glass Bottle
Glass Bottle 2
Glass Bottle
Glass Bottle 3
Glass Bottle
Barrel 1
Barrel
Barrel 2
Barrel

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2.4 Lighting Elevation Symbols

A good lighting design creates depth and height, highlights cozy spots, and diverts attention to your desired areas. Lighting symbols are used where lighting lamps and appliances are used, such as living room, drawing room, bedroom, kitchen, etc. There are many types of decorative lightning appliances such as: halogen, incandescent, LED, and more.

Lighting 1
Lighting
Lighting 2
Lighting
Lighting 3
Lighting
Lighting 4
Lighting
Lighting 5
Lighting
Lighting 6
Lighting
Lighting 7
Lighting
Lighting 8
Lighting
Lighting 9
Lighting
Lighting 10
Lighting
Lighting 11
Lighting
Lighting 12
Lighting

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2.5 Fashion Item Elevation Symbols

A handbag is a small purse carried by a woman to keep necessary stuff. But today, handbag has become a fashion symbol, and is worn according to matching design and outfit. Handbag symbols are drawn in wardrobe elevation, and Handbags carry a fashion statement that can make or break a woman's image. That is why numerous types of handbags are manufactured and symbolized.

Handbag 1
Handbag
Handbag 2
Handbag
Handbag 3
Handbag
Handbag 4
Handbag
Handbag 5
Handbag
Clothing 1
Clothing
Clothing 2
Clothing
Clothing 3
Clothing
Shoe 1
Shoe
Shoe 2
Shoe
Shoe 3
Shoe
Shoe 4
Shoe
Shoe 5
Shoe
Model 1
Model
Model 2
Model
Model 3
Model
Model 4
Model
Model 5
Model
Model 6
Model
Showing Stand
Showing Stand
Diamond 1
Diamond
Diamond 2
Diamond
Diamond 3
Diamond
Diamond 4
Diamond
Diamond 5
Diamond
Diamond 6
Diamond
Diamond 7
Diamond
Diamond 8
Diamond
Diamond 9
Diamond

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2.6 Wardrobe Elevation Symbols

A wardrobe means a cabinet to keep clothes. It is a large cabinet to stow outfits and other fashion accessories. It is an organized space in a room that impressions a systemized cabinet or set of cabinets to hang clothes, keep shoes, make-up, bedding additions, and many other fashion items.

If we see in fashion sense, then wardrobe is a collection of clothes, handbags, shoes, and accessories to fulfill all fashion and style needs. That is the reason why wardrobe elevation is so important today. It uses many symbols for wardrobe accessories such as drawers, chests, towels, hangers, boxes, jackets, hats, and quilts.

Cabinet Dimension
Cabinet Dimension
Chest
Chest
Horizontal Board
Horizontal Board
Vertical Board
Vertical Board
Clapboard with Size
Clapboard with Size
Horizontal Clapboard
Horizontal Clapboard
Vertical Clapboard
Vertical Clapboard
Top Box
Top Box
Top Box (Right)
Top Box (Right)
Drawer 1
Drawer
Drawer 2
Drawer
Drawer 3
Drawer
Drawer 4
Drawer
Drawer 5
Drawer
Drawer 6
Drawer
Drawer 7
Drawer
Basket
Basket
Suitcase
Suitcase
Suitcase 2
Suitcase
Lattice
Lattice
Clothes Hanger
Clothes Hanger
Trouser Hanger
Trouser Hanger
Suitcase 3
Suitcase
Box
Box
Towel
Towel
Towel 2
Towel
Pillow
Pillow
Quilt 1
Quilt
Quilt 2
Quilt
Quilt 3
Quilt
Hat
Hat
Hanger
Hanger
Photo Frame
Photo Frame
Clothes
 Clothes
Pants
Pants
Hooks
Hooks
Closet Framework
Closet Framework
Horizontal Clapboard 2
Horizontal Clapboard
Vertical Clapboard 2
Vertical Clapboard
Clothes Hanger
Clothes Hanger
Drawer 4
Drawer
Drawer 5
Drawer
Suitcase 2
Suitcase
Hanger 2
Hanger
Towel 3
Towel
Towel 4
Towel
Towel 5
Towel
Quilt 2
Quilt
Pillow 2
Pillow
Hat 2
Hat
Blue Dress
Blue Dress
Red Dress
Red Dress
T-Shirt
T-Shirt
Shirt
Shirt
Toy
Toy
Photo Frame 2
Photo Frame
Cabinet Light
Cabinet Light
Droplight
Droplight
Ceiling Light
Ceiling Light
Desk Lamp
Desk Lamp

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2.7 Doors & Windows Elevation Symbols

A door is a hinged, sliding, revolving barrier to entering the room, building, hall, vehicle, or cupboard framework. It is a passageway or transition from one place to another. All these symbols are added to a building plan according to the placement and location of doors. There are numerous types of doors, such as hinged door, dutch door, pocket door, and more.

A window is an opening in a wall or roof of a building to admit air and light. Different window symbols are used in a diagram to represent various types and categories of windows. There are several types of windows, like single hung window, double-hung window, arched window, and etc. Learn more details about doors and windows symbols

Window 1
Window
Window 2
Window
Window 3
Window
Window 4
Window
Window 5
Window
Window 6
Window
Window 7
Window
Window 8
Window
Window 9
Window
Window 10
Window
Window 11
Window
Window 12
Window
Window 13
Window
Window 14
Window
Window 15
Window
Window 16
Window
Window 17
Window
Door 1
Door
Door 2
Door
Door 3
Door
Door 4
Door
Door 5
Door
Door 6
Door
Door 7
Door
Arched Doorway
 Arched Doorway
Cabinet 1
Cabinet
Cabinet 2
Cabinet
Cabinet 3
Cabinet
Cabinet 4
Cabinet
Cabinet 5
Cabinet
Cabinet 6
Cabinet
Roof Eaves
Roof Eaves
Door Handle
 Door Handle

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3. Where to Find Elevation Symbols

An elevation plan provides an architect with a clear front view of a building. It comprises elements used to complete a final view of a building. Elevation plan symbols represent a variety of accessories according to their placement, arrangement, and styles.

You can easily find elevation plan symbols in the symbol library of EdrawMax. EdrawMax gives you more than 26000 symbols that you can use to create a elevation plan or any other diagram. You can go and search for the symbols you want in EdrawMax and click on the elevation plan. Go to the elevation plan category and use a simple drag and drop to add any symbol you want.

EdrawMax Elevation Symbols:

EdrawMax is the best resources for elevation plan symbols, you can find hundreds of elevation plan symbols here. Just drag and drop, you can create elevation plan easily.

4. How to Use Elevation Plan Symbols

Follow these instructions to learn how to use elevation plan symbols and easily create more elevation plan symbols with EdrawMax.

4.1 How to Use Elevation Symbols in EdrawMax

Instead of wasting time drawing the elevation plan symbols or icons on paper, you should look for a way to design an elevation plan easily. EdrawMax is well equipped to design an elevation plan.

Step1 Login EdrawMax

If you are new here, you should use your Email to register EdrawMax, but if you're already the EdrawMax's user, you just need to login EdrawMax for free. Open EdrawMax select "Engineering", and find "Building Plan", and click "Elevation Plan", then open a new canvas or just open a built-in template.

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Step2 Select Elevation Plan Symbols

Unlike physical drawing, EdrawMax helps to create a elevation plan easily. In the symbol section of EdrawMax, you will find over 260,000 vector-based symbols that you can use in your designs. In EdrawMax, you can find elevation plan symbols in Symbol Libraries on the left toolbar. You can click on the "+" option to open a new canvas to make your elevation plan. On the left side of the canvas, you will see a symbol library with many elevation plan symbols. You can search for specific symbols in the search bar.

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Step3 Drag and Drop

Once you find the proper elevation plan symbols you want, just drag and drop the symbols to the canvas easily. Keep customizing by choosing the right symbols, proper scale or dimensions, and adding more details, like color, font, and etc. When completed your elevation plan, you can export your file or share your design effortlessly. Learn more elevation plan guide here if necessary.

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4.2 How to Create More Elevation Symbols in EdrawMax

EdrawMax provides you with thousands of symbols to create your diagram. Sometimes you want to use unique or personalized symbols in your diagram that are not in the library. EdrawMax gives you a simple solution to this problem. Follow these steps when you don't find the elevation plan symbols you want or you wish to create your symbols to make your diagram.

Step1 Find Symbol Tool

If you can't find any symbol similar to the one you want, you can use the pencil tool, pen tool, and anchor tool to draw your personalized elevation plan symbols. It is much easier to draw the symbol you want on EdrawMax instead of searching for the one that suits your requirements. You can also save your symbol in the library for later use.

  • Select "Symbols" on the upper Toolbar;
  • Use "Pencil Tool", "Pen Tool", "Anchor Tool" to create garden symbol from very beginning;
  • Choose "Union", "Combine", "Subtract", "Fragment", "Intersect", "Smart Shape" to make your symbols.

how to create more elevation symbols

Step2 Create Elevation Plan Symbols

When you create an elevation plan symbol, make sure that the size, design, and other attributes of your icon go along with other elevation plan icons. Follow these steps to draw perfect symbols.

  • Draw a door and a frame in the center.
  • Add stairs below.
  • Draw a symmetrical frame around it.
  • Add an extension to the left.
  • Draw the roof edge and chimney.
  • Add a center window and lamps by the door.

how to create more elevation symbols

Step3 Import Elevation Plan Symbols

Except for creating new elevation plan symbols in EdrawMax, you can import elevation plan symbols from your end. Find "Insert" on the top navigate toolbar, and import images to turn into symbols. Or click the thrid option of the right toolbar to insert images faster.

how to create more elevation symbols

Step4 Save to Your Symbol Libraries

Once you completed your elevation plan symbols design or import your symbol images, you should still click "Symbols" on top, and choose "Save Symbol" to your symbol Libraries. Or you can click "+" in My Library on the left toolbar. Learn more about how to draw an elevation plan or design an elevation from this elevation plan guide here.

how to create more elevation symbols


5. Free Elevation Plan Software

Instead of drawing it from scratch, it is much easier to create an elevation plan with free elevation design software, such as EdrawMax. With EdrawMax, you get a comprehensive symbol library with thousands of elevation plan symbols that you can use to make your diagram. It also gives you free editable templates that you can customize in a few minutes and complete your elevation plan. EdrawMax is an excellent tool for team collaboration, and its easy-to-use interface makes it the first choice for everyone.

Key Features of EdrawMax:

  • EdrawMax comes with free elevation plan examples & templates that are 100 percent customizable;
  • The built-in vector symbols let you easily add elevation plan components to your design;
  • You can easily share the elevation plan with your team and see the live revisions made by your team;
  • EdrawMax lets you export the file in multiple formats, including MS Docs, PPTX, JPEG, PNG, PDF, and more;
  • EdrawMax has a strong community of 25 million users who update the template community with their creative projects;
  • EdrawMax is considered the best tool for beginners and professionals because of the user-friendly dashboard and easy drag-and-drop feature.
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6. Final Thoughts

An elevation plan enables a person to see the front view before implementing and executing the planning. This plan provides an architect with an overview of a constructed floor plan. This is recommended make to avoid any conflicts at the end. Because of an elevation plan, any modifications and changes can be done timely. This plan can be prepared by using many elevation symbols. This diagram is not as complicated as a floor plan because it only includes the front view and symbols.

EdrawMax is the best free elevation plan maker that gives you free symbols and templates to make your elevation drawing plan. Its fast drawing and easy symbol import feature make it the prime choice for beginners and professionals.

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Elevation Plan Complete Guide

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