Interior Elevation Cut Pen

There is a lot of content regarding best interior elevation marker settings, wether to mask or not mask the cut etc. (Shoegnome, GS Help Center). For WWA staff, the latest AC18 Master Favorites includes an interior elevation marker with all the correct settings (just updated today in the template & available for all AC18 projects), and our BIM manual includes an extensive article on how to document interior elevations.

Late last week a model manager discovered another little piece of important information on how to place interior elevation markers. More specifically, why the marker extents should be to the face of stud minimum, and never to the face of finish.

First, the following images show a plan view of the marker extents to face of finish and the resulting interior elevation (ignore the lack of ceiling for now). Notice the cut line at the walls is not correctly matched to the cut line at the floor.

Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 11.48.43 AM Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 11.49.09 AMThe correct marker location/extents should be to the face of stud to avoid cropping the line weight by the marker extents, like the following images.

Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 11.49.33 AM Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 11.49.47 AMAlso worth noting, the marker range should extend from top of subfloor or the thickness of the finish floor for the vertical range base to the bottom of framing at the rooms highest point (ridge, top of plate, etc.) to avoid cropping line weights at the ceiling or floor.


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