circle symbol with line on RCP?

Comments

6 comments

  • Avatar
    Adelina Koleva

    Sounds like it might have been a one-line diagram from an electrical plan, representing a single plex receptacle (a socket with a single outlet).

    In researching the various MEP symbols I saw a footnote in Architectural Graphic Standards which refers to the National CAD Standards / CSI Uniform Drawing Standard. Module 6 of that text contains all of the standard symbols which I believe will be used on the ARE - I would refer to that if possible, especially since I know a lot of firms have their own standards and we've all seen some variations!

    If you're like me and can't get your hands on it, I've been Googling like crazy, making my own list of symbols and patterns to keep track as I've been reading from the MEEB book and AGS. I too was foiled by a plumbing symbol on my first time around PPD - not letting that happen again!

    Hope that helps and good luck!

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Jonathan Chertok

    thanks adelina. i’ll post a pic. wasn’t a one line electrical diagram though. super confusing. if it was NCS i would have recognized it and not been confused. this is why we have standards. lol.

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Jonathan Chertok (Edited )

    boi. sure would be nice if someone convinced them to either fix some of these issues or issue a FAQ or something. 

    as far as i remember i saw the symbol on the right.

    symbols on the left are in the National CAD Standards and ones that we are all familiar with. i took a meander through the NCS standards and couldn't find the one on the right.

    i guess if you see this symbol on an RCP - and you don't have a detail to refer to - it is indicating a plan detail view of /something/ at some indeterminate level above eye level?

    i mean - it could be anything between eye level and the structural ceiling i guess...?!

    (sorry but the software doesn't seem to want to load this right side up even after rotating it to try and trick it into loading it correctly...)


    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Adelina Koleva

    I see what you mean...yeah, I have absolutely no idea! Maybe someone else will know? 

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Jonathan Chertok

    yeah. thanks for your help. it always helps to have someone bounce things around with.
    i’m not sure that was the symbol but i DO remember being uber confused as to what i was being asked - “simply” because i didn’t understand the symbol.
    i mean, if this is some accepted industry standard or shorthand that “architects” use, well, then it’s my bad. if not, we’ll...
    maybe another professional candidate can help is out.
    i guess in the first symbol on the left (at the “top”) it is showing a PLAN DETAIL call out (as opposed to the sections below)? so if you used this one on an RCP it would be a “ceiling detail”.
    is the problem that if you don’t have a set of drawing to see the detail things are abstracted out so it is hard to understand? then if you don’t use a standard detail symbol things are abstracted out more?
    also, technically - in the absence of other information - can’t something like this technically be for anything above head height?

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Jonathan Chertok

    guess this is "plan detail call out" for an RCP - meaning it is indicating a plan detail of an item somewhere in the ceiling. not to be confused with a section detail call out.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink

Please sign in to leave a comment.

Powered by Zendesk