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Blueprint Symbols Glossary

The Most Common Floor Plan Symbols

Below is a concise glossary of the most often used blueprint symbols, free for your use. Floor plan symbols are always shown in plan view, that is, as though you have removed the house roof and are looking down at the floor from above. Many of the furniture symbols in floor plans you can guess at once you understand this but other blue print symbols such as stairs, appliances and windows are harder to decipher.

Scroll down to find our floor plan symbols diagram.

For electrical symbols, see our Electrical Blueprint Symbols glossary.

Also check out our How to Read Blueprints tutorial.

And our Make Your Own Blueprint tutorial for those wanting to do their own blue print drafting.

Blueprint Symbols Diagram

Note: All the doors and windows shown below are marked with numbers such as "3068". These numbers specify the width and height for the door and window. "3068" for a door means that the door is 3'0" wide by 6'8" high.

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