How to Draw Elevation from Floor Plans

Know what the final product will look like

Part 1: What is Elevation from Floor Plan?

Elevation plans are scaled drawings that are used concurrently in the design and construction phase of building structures. They show a flattened perspective of all four (or more) sides of a structure. This will inform the architect and builders of what the faces of the structure should look like. An elevation plan will include information such as the length and height of each wall, the dimensions of the roof, and any other key features.

A benefit of elevations plans is that they allow those working on the structure to have a clearer idea of what the final product will look like. Additionally, it can also be used by local planning departments to ensure that structures are adhering to the local building codes.

Part 2: How to Make an Elevation from Floor Plan Effortlessly?

How to make an elevation from floor plans easily? Using EdrawMax to create your own elevation from floor plans.

Step 1: Open EdrawMax desktop software or EdrawMax web-based application.

Step 2: Navigate to [New]>[Building Plan]>[Elevations]

Open elevation template

Step 3: Select one elevation template to edit on it or click the [+] sign to start from scratch. Also, you can use massive elevation symbols and elements from libraries in left menu to customize your elevations.

customize an elevation in EdrawMax

Step 4: Once finished your creation, you can export the file in multiple formats, including Graphics, PDF, editable MS Office file, SVG and Visio vsdx file.

Save or export elevation in EdrawMax

Step 5: Besides, you can share your elevation with others via social media and web page. Or publish your elevation in EdrawMax template gallery to show your work with others.

share and publish elevation

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Part 3: Elevation from Floor Plan Examples


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Part 4: Conclusion

According to this article, there are mainly three parts to illustrate what is elevation from floor plans, to tell you how to create elevations from floor plans and to show you some elevations examples. An elevation always include the length and height of each wall amd other key features.

EdrawMax is an easiest all-in-one diagramming tool, you can create elevations and any other type diagrams with ease! With substantial elevation symbols and cliparts, making elevations could be as simple as possible. Also, it supports to export your work in multiple formats and share your work with others. Get started to create your elevations now!

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