(n) A type of drawing commonly used in civil, architectural, or engineering projects involving large structural layouts. A plan drawing (sometimes called a plan view) is an orthographic view taken from the top and looking down parallel to the line of gravity. These drawings are useful in planning the flow of vehicles, people, or material through constructed spaces or along the terrain.
A drawing which gives an overhead view of the deck showing where all footings and lumber pieces go.
A schematic drawing that gives an overhead view of an area, such as a room or deck, indicating the positioning of items, such as furniture, windows, footings and so on, that are to be included in the finished area.