Plan and Elevation Drawings of 3D shapes - Mr-Mathematics Plan and Elevation Drawings of 3D shapes December 2, 2016. Being able to construct plan and elevation drawings of 3D shapes is a key skill which often leads on to topics such as nets, isometric drawings, volume and surface area. 3-dimensional shapes - Edexcel - Revision 10 - GCSE Maths A plan is a scale drawing. showing a 3D shape when it is looked at from above. An elevation is the view of a 3D shape when it is looked at from the side or from the front. When an architect designs a building they will draw the plans and elevation of a building. Question. Draw the 3D shape which has the following plan and elevations: Reveal answer Net, Plan & Elevation of 3D Shapes: Lesson for Kids It should look like a long rectangle - exactly like the top of the box! What about the elevations? From one side, it would be drawn as a square and from another side it would be drawn as a long rectangle (similar to the plan). Lesson Summary. 3D shapes can be represented in two 3D shapes. How to draw the plan, side and front elevations Given a 3D shape drawn on isometric paper (triangular paper) you could be asked to draw the side elevation, the front elevation or the plan. The plan view is probably the hardest one to carry out as this is the view you will see if you were looking down onto the shape if you were positioned above the shape.