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How to Create a Reflected Ceiling Floor Plan

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How to Create a Reflected Ceiling Floor Plan

A Reflected Ceiling Plan (RCP) is a drawing of a room or building, looking down at the interior ceiling. Making RCP involves many different reflected ceiling plan symbols that can be managed using ConceptDraw PRO. Using ConceptDraw PRO you can design the reflected ceiling floor plan that shows the location of light fixtures and any other items that may be suspended from the ceiling. You can share your ceiling design ideas by saving drawings as graphics files, or printing them. Read more

Reflected Ceiling Plan

ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Reflected Ceiling Plans Solution from the Building Plans Area is a perfect software for drawing Reflected Ceiling Plan of any complexity. Read more
This reflected ceiling plan (RCP) sample shows lighting and HVAC layout.
"A "reflected ceiling plan" shows a view of the room as if looking from above, through the ceiling, at a mirror installed one foot below the ceiling level, which shows the reflected image of the ceiling above. This convention maintains the same orientation of the floor and ceilings plans - looking down from above. Reflected Ceiling Plans or RCP's are used by designers and architects to demonstrate lighting, visible mechanical features, and ceiling forms as part of the documents provided for construction." [Floor plan. Wikipedia]
The lighting and HVAC layout example "Reflected ceiling plan" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Reflected Ceiling Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Lighting and HVAC layout
Lighting and HVAC layout, window, casement, surface fluorescent light, rectangular outlet, rectangular inlet, outdoor lightning, bollard, modular fluorescent fitting, luminaire ceiling mount, linear outlet, diffuser, light bar, grille diffuser, enclosed ceiling luminaire, double door, door, circular outlet, diffuser, ceiling fan, exhaust fan fixture, bow window,
This reflected ceiling plan sample was created on the base of the article "How to Read a Reflected Ceiling Plan" from wikiHow.com.
"A reflected ceiling plan (RCP) is a drawing, which shows the items that are located on the ceiling of a room or space. It is referred to as a reflected ceiling plan since it is drawn to display a view of the ceiling as if it was reflected onto a mirror on the floor. This way the reflected ceiling plan has the same orientation as the floor plan associated with it. It is as if the ceiling was see-through and you could see right through it to the floor below. Architects and interior designers draw reflected ceiling plans when designing spaces." [wikihow.com/Read-a-Reflected-Ceiling-Plan]
The HVAC layout example "RCP- HVAC layout" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Reflected Ceiling Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Reflected ceiling plan
Reflected ceiling plan, window, casement, wall, room, rectangular inlet, linear outlet, diffuser, grille diffuser, double door, door, L-room,
This reflected ceiling plan (RCP) sample illustrates the office lighting scheme.
"A reflected ceiling plan (RCP) shows a view of the room as if looking from above, through the ceiling, at a mirror installed one foot below the ceiling level, which shows the reflected image of the ceiling above. This convention maintains the same orientation of the floor and ceilings plans - looking down from above. RCPs are used by designers and architects to demonstrate lighting, visible mechanical features, and ceiling forms as part of the documents provided for construction." [Floor plan. Wikipedia]
The lighting scheme example "Office reflected ceiling plan" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Reflected Ceiling Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Lighting scheme
Lighting scheme, work surface, work peninsula, window, casement, wall light, wall, toilet, surface fluorescent light, sofa, sink, round surface, round corner, room, rolling chair, pedestal sink, modular fluorescent, loveseat, glider window, file, enclosed ceiling luminaire, door, curved back chair, cubicle desk, desk, corner surface, chair, boat shape table, table, chair with arms, chair, bookcase, base cabinet, base, backboard,
This RCP sample was drawn on the base of the prototype bathroom plan from the website of the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), USA.
[oregon.gov/dhs/spd/pages/provtools/dd/safety_design/bath.aspx]
"A bathroom is a room for personal hygiene, generally containing a bathtub or a shower, and possibly also a bidet. In North America and some other regions, it characteristically contains a toilet and a sink; hence in North American English the word "bathroom" is commonly used to mean any room containing a toilet, even a public toilet (although in the United States this is more commonly called a restroom). In other countries, including the UK, Australia, France and Japan, homes may have a separate toilet. In Iran almost all homes have two distinct rooms for bathroom and toilet room." [Bathroom. Wikipedia]
The reflected ceiling plan example "RCP - Prototype bathroom design" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Reflected Ceiling Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Reflected ceiling plan
Reflected ceiling plan, towel rack, toilet, light, surface mounted, light bar, grille diffuser, grille, ceiling light outlet, ceiling fan, exhaust fan fixture, bullnose counter, built-in, bath, L-room,
This reflected ceiling plan (RCP) sample depicts the ground floor lighting scheme.
"Downlighting is most common, with fixtures on or recessed in the ceiling casting light downward. This tends to be the most used method, used in both offices and homes. Although it is easy to design it has dramatic problems with glare and excess energy consumption due to large number of fittings. The introduction of LED lighting has greatly improved this by approx. 90% when compared to a halogen downlight or spotlight. LED lamps or bulbs are now available to retro fit in place of high energy consumption lamps.
" [Lighting. Wikipedia]
The lighting scheme example "Ground floor RCP" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Reflected Ceiling Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Lighting sheme
Lighting sheme, window, casement, wall, toilet, surface fluorescent light, straight staircase, room, rectangular table, rounded corners, pedestal sink, overhead door, luminaire ceiling mount, light bar, multi-light bar, light bar, enclosed ceiling luminaire, double door, door, curved back sofa, corner sink, corner counter, chair, center table leaf, table leaf, batten fluorescent, arm chair, T-room,
This electrical floor plan sample shows the lighting layout on the classroom reflected ceiling plan.
"Architectural lighting design is a field within architecture and architectural engineering that concerns itself primarily with the illumination of buildings. The objective of architectural lighting design is to obtain sufficient light for the purposes of the building, balancing factors of initial and operating cost, appearance, and energy efficiency. Lighting designers are often specialists who must understand the physics of light production and distribution, and the physiology and psychology of light perception by humans. Architectural lighting design is generally concerned with the permanent illumination of a structure. Concert and theatrical lighting have different purposes and practitioners." [Architectural lighting design. Wikipedia]
The electrical floor plan example "Classroom lighting - Reflected ceiling plan" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Electric and Telecom Plans solution from the Building plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Electrical floor plan
Electrical floor plan, window, casement, room, enclosed ceiling luminaire, electrical switch, switch, door, chair,
This reflected ceiling plan sample was created on the base of the RCP from the website of the University of Idaho.
"We tried a number of skylight layouts and decided to use a plan with five 2' by 6' skylights on each side of the gable roof at 18' above the floor. ... Reflected ceiling plan showing proposed skylights framed between roof rafters. The rafters are 2'9" apart only allowing for 2' wide skylights." [webpages.uidaho.edu/arch571/AASouth4.htm]
The skylights layout example "Studio space RCP" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Reflected Ceiling Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Reflected ceiling plan
Reflected ceiling plan, window, casement, wall, room, rectangular inlet, linear outlet, diffuser, double door,
This reflected ceiling plan example shows the lighting scheme of computer lab with overhead projector. It was drawn on the base of the RCP from website of Elon University, Elon, NC.
[elon.edu/docs/e-web/bft/cmdept/Reflected%20Ceiling.JPG]
"An overhead projector is a variant of slide projector that is used to display images to an audience. ...
Use in education.
The overhead projector facilitates an easy low-cost interactive environment for educators. Teaching materials can be pre-printed on plastic sheets, upon which the educator can directly write using a non-permanent, washable color marking pen. This saves time, since the transparency can be pre-printed and used repetitively, rather than having materials written manually before each class.
The overhead is typically placed at a comfortable writing height for the educator and allows the educator to face the class, facilitating better communication between the students and teacher. The enlarging features of the projector allow the educator to write in a comfortable small script in a natural writing position rather than writing in an overly large script on a blackboard and having to constantly hold his arm out in midair to write on the blackboard.
When the transparency sheet is full of written or drawn material, it can simply be replaced with a new, fresh sheet with more pre-printed material, again saving class time vs a blackboard that would need to be erased and teaching materials rewritten by the educator. Following the class period, the transparencies are easily restored to their original unused state by washing off with soap and water." [Overhead projector. Wikipedia]
The classroom reflected ceiling plan example "Computer lab RCP" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Reflected Ceiling Plans solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Lighting scheme
Lighting scheme, window, casement, single pole switch, modular fluorescent, grille diffuser, grille, floor mounted, outlet, door,