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Views and Visualization

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Key Terms

The following key terms were used in this lesson:

Plan View

A horizontal view looking directly down toward a level from a viewpoint above.

Reflected Ceiling Plan View

A horizontal view looking direct up toward a level from a viewpoint below.

Elevation View

Interior or exterior vertical views with a line of site parallel to the ground. Elevation views typically present external projections of building elements.

Section View

A vertical view that slices through a building to displays the relationships between the cut elements.