How To Draw a Simple Floor Plan in Visio

Hi there this is the Vadim Mikhailenko and in this quick video we’re gonna look at how you can create floor plan diagram using
Microsoft Visio. So stay here with me on this channel First let’s start by understanding what
floor plan is. Floor plans are a scale drawing that showed the relationship
between room spaces and physical features viewed from above. Floor plans
have many different purposes: for example if you want to see how your future
apartment or house will look like you would want to look at the floor plan and
this is why it’s heavily used in architecture you can imagine how you can move from room to room and redesign your floor plan if necessary before building
starts it is a lot of fun to experiment with different alternatives in the floor
plan to make sure you get to the right design I had a very specific need to
calculate square footage before purchasing hardwood floors I wanted to
know the exact number of hardwood floor packs that I need to purchase before the
installation to do this calculation I decided to use Microsoft Visio to create
floor plan and then use automatic features of Visio to calculate square
footage and this is what we’re gonna focus on in this video I’m gonna show
you how to create a simple floor plan how to do calculations and how to use
all the cool features Visio provides related to floor plan to create floor
plan and vision you need to launch the application and type floor plan in the
search box as you can see there are a lot of
different plans visa allows you to create like office layout home plan
floor plan directional map 3d and a lot of others so if you need those specific
ones please explore those options but in this video we’re gonna focus on the
floor plan I’m gonna click on the floor plan
and as you can see Visio brings all the stencils on the left needed to create
the floor plan by default Visio opens walls shells and structure stencils but
you also have points of interest electrical and telecom drawing tool
shapes and dimensional architecture and you can also add more shapes as needed
it is very simple to create floorplan if your room is rectangular you just select
rectangular room in Visio and bring it in into the main screen visa allows you
to zoom in so you can see bigger size of the room and you can see the sizes so
make sure as you creating floorplan that you measure the size of the room first
and then you can adjust the sizes here in the application this particular one
we are looking at is 21 feet by 26 feet and 3 inches now let’s add a door into our room you
can just drag the door stencil and it will automatically adds into the wall so
this is the door you can do a couple things was the doors you can make it
bigger depending upon what the size of your door is typically it’s three feet
door that you haven’t known so you can play with this if it’s hard to adjust
that was just the mouse you can always click properties and say ok my door is 3
feet and it will become a three feet door ah you can also change how far the
door is opened here and obviously doors can open and close in a different sizes
of their own so you can play with that too to do that you just do a right
mouse-click and you can say revert a left right opening and do that or you
can also reverse in an out opening so those are the very cool features as with
any video stencil you can copy and paste so if you select the door you can cut
copy the door and then paste it and I accidentally selected format painter
which I didn’t intend so you can select the door click copy and then click paste
and it will create another door if you want to maintain the size so maybe it’s
the walkthrough room right and this way you don’t have to adjust the sizes after
you’ve created creation of windows in the floor plan is also extremely easy
you drag the window stencil into the room and drop it right on the wall you
can adjust windows sizes the same way if you house consists of just
rectangular rooms you can bring in another rectangular room and adjust as
needed and you can can do as many of those rectangular rooms as you need as a
next step you can add doors and windows into those new rooms that you just put
together on the other hand if your house does not have rectangular rooms but all
the rooms or some of the rooms are odd shapes
Visia still makes it possible to do floorplan even for odd shaped homes to
do floorplan for the odd shaped rooms you need to bring in wall stencils one
after another and create configuration of the rule of the odd shape it is a
little bit more work but the good thing it is still possible the reason I
selected Visio to create a floor plan is because Visio can calculate square
footage of the created floor plan automatically this is very nice feature
and very useful if you’re trying to calculate square footage especially for
odd shapes rule to calculate square footage you need to take the space
stencil and bring it into the space in this example I brought it into the first
room I’ve created in this floor plan the next step is you do a right mouse click
and click order size and as you can see the space Hensel expanded to fill in the
size of the room and it automatically calculated the size which is 551 square
foot you can also rename the office here by clicking on properties and saying
what’s the actual name of the room it could be master bedroom
in this example if you think that the visa is the right application to do the
work that you’re trying to do and build the floorplan make sure to check out
other training links I provide in the description for this video to help you
learn more about visa and good luck on your project have you enjoyed this episode make sure
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