Usually when you hear the word floor plan most people have a general idea of what it is. In this tutorial, you will explore what a floor plan is in terms of a presentation plan.
Floor Plan Defined
A floor plan is an architectural drawing showing the spatial layout of a building. It is generated by having an imaginery horizontal line/plan that is cutting the building at 3′-4′ from the base. The result is a “diagrammatic” drawing showing a wide range of information from rooms, structure, layouts, materials, dimensions, etc. A presentation plan is a drafting plan but without the technical information such as dimensions, annotations, and technical details.
Presentation Floor Plan
In a presentation drafting plan, you can have a floor plan, text, layouts, furniture, floor finishes, and poched walls. Poche walls are walls that are shaded in, typically a dark to black solid fill color. Presentation plans are shown in the early and presentation stages of the building development. Usually you will see a drawing during a conference call, meeting, presentation, with a client, and the design development stage. The interior of a presentation plan reveal furniture, cabinetry, and floor finishes; all which have a lighter line-weight.
Typically, a floor plan has both interior and exterior walls. The exterior walls are anywhere from 6″-24″ thick while the interior walls are 4″-8″ thick. The various thickness is the result of different materials. On a presentation drafting plan, windows are indicated by either a thin single line or a series of details. You can also use color on a presentation plan to define spaces.
What is a Drafting Plan?
Below is a brief video explaing what a standard presentation drafting plan consists of: