Layout of a Typical Drawing sheet and method of Dimensioning





Example of the Layout of a Typical Drawing Sheet | Architectural Drawing

In this article, we will illustrate the layout pattern of a drawing sheet which should be adopted by an Architect or an Engineer. The systematic layout helps the client understand the drawing in a better way. Also, the masons and the Contractors are dependent on the drawings prepared by the Architects and Engineers. The clarity in drawings and systematic approach helps to keep the matters under control and prevents complexities.

Typical Layout of a Drawing Sheet

Typical Layout of a Drawing Sheet

Dimensioning of the Drawings

Purpose of the dimensioning of the drawings

The drawings are detailed dimensioned for the purpose of accurate execution. The dimensioning has to be done in three layers.

  1. First layer(line) of dimensioning would include every single and smaller dimensions
  2. Second layer(line) would consist of dimensioning of two or more dimensions together for easy understanding
  3. Third layer(line) would consist of dimensioning of the entire length

The Method of Dimensioning has been illustrated with the help of a figure as follows:

Dimensioning of a Drawing

Dimensioning of a Drawing



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