Elevations in autocad in these simple steps (with pictures)

Elevation is the height of a geographic point above a fixed reference point. In the design field it's really important because it portrays what the eye can not see while looking at a floor plan. If you have autocad and no other software, these steps in creating elevation will help you alot and also save you time so you can spend more time on the actual design and not think about how you will be able to draw elevation of a simple or complicated floor plan of that design. These steps will help you (with pictures:
 For this exercise, I put together a quick floor plan to show these steps:
Now that you have a floor plan, we will be able to draw an elevation based on that floor plan. Next, we will draw a line( this will be our ceiling) as a base where we will be projecting this elevation as on this picture (the green line)      

green line,ceiling,autocad
We have a base and we will be projecting lines of each part of the wall (windows,signs,etc) as shown in the picture below.
The step that we take next is to project the rest parts of the wall that are left (windows in my floor plan for example)
*Keep in my mind that it is more accurate when you have the dimensions such as the height of the      ceiling (the space could have high ceilings) or the height of the windows and their location. When we have all the details sorted out, we clean up the lines so the elevation looks more presentable, shown    on the picture below. ( taking it to photoshop and post-processing it would be my next step)   
autocad,final elevation,lines,windows,walls, doors

If you only have autocad as a software where you work on your construction documents, these steps will help in creating your elevations. Any comments? Let me know if you have any questions and I will gladly answer as soon as possible! Thank you!                                                                                                                                                                                     


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