Architectural symbols are graphical representations of different features (such as doors, windows, stairs and appliances) that appear on blueprint plans or elevation drawings.
These are usually found on blueprints, or engineering CAD drawings, of homes and other buildings.
The architectural drafting symbols can vary in appearance from one plan to another, but can usually be distinguished fairly easily once you have a basic understanding of their meanings.
Below are some sample symbols for you to review.
There is a link at the bottom of this page to open a .pdf file that you can download and print a copy.
The pictures below should give you a rough idea of what the basic blue print symbols mean.
This should help you in your dealings with architects, designers and contractors.
Remember to ask any questions you may have regarding any architectural drafting symbols that may not be clear to you.
It is important that have a full understanding of what you are looking at, with respect to your plans.
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