Is There a Glossary Available for Blueprint Symbols?


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Glossaries for blueprint symbols are available on The-House-Plans-Guide.com and The-Symbols.net. Hundreds of blueprint symbols are currently in use. There are no international governing bodies of these symbols; therefore, variations occur depending on geographical location, as of 2015.

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Symbols are categorized by installation type such as landscape, HVAC, structural, electrical and architectural. Floor plan symbols are typically viewed in plan-view; that is, the planner is looking down on the structure with the roof removed. Door and window symbols fall into the architectural category and are often accompanied by a four-digit number that represents their width and height. Structural symbols indicate dimensions and sizing of the physical structure such as joists, concrete, footings, shafts and beams.

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