House Plan Sketch

 

Drafting Options

House plan sketch of 4 bedroom with pool

A hammer and Long nails with self-tapping screws lie on the drawing of the house construction plan. Preparation for construction. Abakan, Russia-April 6, 2020. Sketch your floor plan using the download graph sheet. Read our how-to-guide to understand what to include in your sketch. We can make it as simple or as complex as you require. We have two types of floor plan to choose from – 2D or 3D interactive. Order and pay for your desired plan from our online store.

Construction modeling workflows are hard. Your 3D construction software shouldn't be. SketchUp can take you from floor plan to finished project. It gets the (whole) job done. A floor plan is composed of different types of floor plan symbols. You have to get familiar with these floor plan symbols when you are drawing or reading floor plans. Look at the symbols below and try to make a floor plan of your own. The following are the symbols in EdrawMax that could use in making floor plan. Floor Plan Core Symbols. The PDF File of the house plan contains the complete digital copy of the construction drawings in an electronic format delivered electronically via email This is the digital version of the reproducible sheets Repro Plan Sets and you can make as many additional copies as you need for full sets or individual drawing.

There are basically two ways to make your own blueprints.

  • Using home design software.
  • Drafting them by hand.

House Plan Sketch Drawing

There is also the option of doing a bit of both.

Some may ask why would anyone make their own blueprints by hand when we have many relatively inexpensive home design software products available.

Here are some good reasons:

  • It takes a long time to truly learn how to use the house design programs to completely generate the cross sections, framing and other blueprint details that you need to get your building plans approved.
  • Most of the inexpensive programs (less than $250) do not generate the kind of details required for full construction drawings.

Most of the home design programs can produce accurately dimensioned floor plan drawings of the quality required for your building permit. But for some programs this is as far as you can go with the construction drawings. What views remain are the cross-sections, elevation views, and any necessary framing plans. This is where you may have to make your own blueprints by hand or use a more full-featured (and more expensive home design program).

I am not suggesting to stay away from home design programs entirely. Rather a good approach if you want to keep costs down is to do some drawing with design software and some hand drafting.

The home design programs are great for allowing you to draw floor plans in 2D then visualize them in 3D. You can easily move walls as you refine your design. The design programs allow you to quickly generate views of your ideas and designs. You can then easily modify the drawings as you drag and drop furniture, appliances and fixtures into the blueprints. Oftentimes, you'll realize not enough space has been allowed for certain areas once the fixtures are in or perhaps you are wasting space in some areas.

Whether you are using home design software or drawing your blueprints by hand, the first drawings to start with are your floor plans. Using your own floor plan sketches or your results from the Draw Floor Plan module of our house design tutorial, start by drawing the exterior walls of the main story of your home. (The sequence detailed below for drawing floor plans by hand is a good one to follow if you are using design software as well.)

House Sketches Floor Plans

Designing Floor Plans — The Process

Designing floor plans is an iterative process where you will go back and forth from your indoor bubble diagrams, your site map, your needs analysis, house exteriors and what we have learned about residential structure to create floor plan drawings.

Essentially, this design step is all about firming up the walls of your indoor bubble diagrams. But as you create your plans, you may find yourself modifying your bubble diagrams, trying out different house exteriors and occasionally crumpling up your design and starting all over. Don't be afraid to do this. It is a learning process and each redesign brings you one step closer to a final design that is right for the way you live.

House Plan Sketchup

Somewhere I have a file folder of all the weird and wonderful floor plans we fiddled around with. Some look like they belong on another planet. This fiddling stage really helped in letting the creativity flow but the other parts of the development process: our site plans, needs analysis, and structural design constraints would always bring the designs back to reality. Can you game pigeon on.