Plan and Elevation

Plan and Elevation

GCSE(F),

Plans and Elevations are two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional objects. They involve looking at a three dimensional object from the top, the front and the side.

The faces and edges that are seen from the top, front or side, are then drawn as seen. Edges that cannot be seen from the top, front or side are not represented on the drawing. The drawing shows a complex shape; each cube has a dimension of 1cm.

Examples

1. Draw the front view of the shape below. The front view is indicated by the arrow.

Answer:

Note the lines that denote the front of the shape; and the fact that the back of the shape is also shown.

2. Draw the side view of the shape below. The side view is indicated by the arrow.

Answer: