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Elevation Change Symbol

Anonymous
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My apologies in advance if this is the wrong place to ask this question. I did see the "Any other not ArchiCAD related questions" subtitle so I thought that I'd ask here.

We are wondering what symbol convention other people are using for minor elevation changes and single steps. I used to work for an architect who liked the symbol in the attached image. I found it potentally confusing. What are other people using to indicate a minor elevation change or a single step?

Thank you,
John

elevation change.jpg
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David Maudlin
Rockstar
John:

I have been using the Level Dimensioning Tool for placing elevation markers in plan that are associated with the slab for that level, even for 1 step (6") changes. This ensures that the marker reads the correct height if the slab level changes, in keeping with the BIM philosophy. I agree that the marker you show is ambiguous (when I used this in my pre CAD days I would have put the hatching on the other side of the stepped line). I have not had a problem with the Level Dimensioning markers being misread in the field, but I know local practices may differ. Hope this helps.

David
David Maudlin / Architect
www.davidmaudlin.com
Digital Architecture
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Stephen Dolbee
Booster
David wrote:
(when I used this in my pre CAD days I would have put the hatching on the other side of the stepped line).
Same here.

Steve
AC19(9001), 27" iMac i7, 12 gb ram, ATI Radeon HD 4850 512mb, OS 10.12.6