Choice of views Of these six possible views, the front, top, and right-side views are used most
frequently. The plane of projection that provides the front view is called the
frontal plane, the top view derives from the horizontal plane, and the plane
that provides the side view is the profile plane. The front, top, and right-side
views are called the three regular views. In architectural drawings, the top
view is referred to by the term plan, and elevation refers to all views
showing building height.
Figure 3-42 shows a plan and an elevation.
Figure 3-42.A plan and elevation view.
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